The 4th Industrial Revolution

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  • 19 / 12 / 18
  • By Nicki Ramsbottom

The 4th Industrial Revolution: What does it mean for your business?

What is the 4th Industrial Revolution?
With the advancement of technology gaining more and more momentum, it is no surprise that the third ‘digital’ revolution is already evolving into the 4th industrial revolution. This revolution explores new uses for the digitalization to continue and advance our use of technology, both at home and at work.

The 4th revolution takes the technology which is now commonplace in our lives, such as laptops, smartphones and tablets and evolves them with advancements such as AI and VR.

What are the challenges your business will face?

1. Upgrading equipment

As technology advances, it is inevitable that hardware will need replacing. Businesses can find themselves wanting to keep with the times but without the necessary equipment to do so. They can also lack the resource to advise on the best way to renew IT and install it.

2. Recycling old equipment

The introduction of new equipment brings with it the challenge of disposing of legacy equipment. By working with a recycling partner, you can ensure that not only is any redundant kit being disposed of ethically, it can also generate cash for the business through resale.

3. Data

New technology creates great innovations, but it can also bring uncertainty. 2018 was the year of “Data” with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations, many a data breach hitting the headlines and a far greater public interest in how their data is handled.

The use of data allows our technology to be more intuitive and more helpful in our every day lives, but also means we are sharing more and more data across our devices. Businesses now have a responsibility to dispose of data correctly and record how they do so.

With IT professionals having more challenges to face than ever, it looks as though 2019 will be a year for clear strategy to ensure that the power of the 4th Industrial Revolution is being harnessed whilst businesses remain compliant to ever increasing regulation.

If you would like to find out how N2S can help your business with evolving technology, contact our sales team on hello@n2s.co.uk or 01284 761111.

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