When I meet new people, and tell them I work for a Travel Agency, they usually say, OH, they STILL exist. Yes, and they use technology to streamline the travel process! To be competitive, travel agencies must use the latest tools to provide superior service. This ranges from the Travel Agency Systems to tools that help manage groups and events.
An entrepreneur who launches a software company can get down to work about any place that has a table, a chair and decent wi-fi access. But what about entrepreneurs with great ideas for hardware, the things that exist in the real world? Where will they find the tools they need to create a prototype? And perhaps more important, how will they learn to use the tools?
You’ve heard of software as a service and its benefits, but is it going to work for your organization, and do the benefits outweigh the disadvantages? The term “software as a service” has been thrown around the IT world for the last 10 years, and over the last few years has gained consumer momentum. But now more than just software is being offered as a service, including hardware/infrastructure (IaaS), storage (SaaS), and pretty much anything you can think of (XaaS).
We are consumed with the Internet of Things, abbreviated as the IoT. The next step is the Internet of People (IoP). IoT has taken over significant mind-share and is being used by virtually every sector of technology. Sure, the proliferation of sensors, low cost radio chipsets and software stacks which can be implemented inexpensively are causing a Tsunami of entries into this niche. But be forewarned: Too many people will not use the gadgetry if it is at all necessary to install it with wizards and options.
Northern Nevada has been in headlines lately for its renewed tech-focused forward motion, as companies like Switch and Tesla become a part of the ever-evolving business landscape. But the fact remains that some companies have identified the region as a hotbed of techie culture and activity for decades now. And the granddad of these longtime believers is a global corporation founded by heavy hitters like Bill Gates and Paul Allen: Microsoft.