Monday, November 7, 2016

How to Stay On Top Of The Latest Technology Trends


Tech Insights from the CIO and CTO Elite 

In the world of technology, everything changes, and fast. With a new trend around every corner, it is becoming quite a task to keep up with what’s hot and happening. To figure out how to achieve something quickly, it is always a good idea to look at what the experts are doing. The Forbes Technology Council is home ground to some of the most eminent tech executives around the globe. Here are some choice insights on offer from successful CTOs, CIOs, and other contemporary tech experts:

News Aggregation Sites

Adam Wray from Basho Technologies uses news aggregation sites for his tech fix. There are several excellent tech news sites available for online perusal. Techmeme conveniently removes the task of searching between sites by aggregating only the top stories of the day. According to Wray, Reddit is also worth having a look at.

Keeping in the Loop with Flipboard and Industry Events 

UM Technologies’ Scott Stiner believes that Flipboard is invaluable to every tech enthusiast. Stiner suggests starting or ending your day by scanning through the tech section, which includes TechCrunch, Recode, and Venture Beat, to name a few. This will help you get a feel for the tech news of the day. He also enjoys attending industry events like the Collision Conference and TechCrunch Disrupt, where you are guaranteed to return inspired and in-tune with all the latest in tech. 

Social Media Is Still It

Although I probably sound like a broken record by now, David McCann from CLEAResult Inc. agrees with me that social media continues to be vital to so many industries and areas, including insight into the tech industry. McCann suggests that small doses of targeted and curated information on trending tech topics in social streams are an ideal way of achieving this. 

Tech Blogs and the Power of Smart Personalisation Algorithms

Goutham Kourra from Glint likes reading tech blogs. He is also impressed with smart algorithms. To make social media even more relevant to tech devotees, algorithms that power feeds are highly personalised. There is a lot to be said about data gathering, but let’s face it - in this regard, it is very useful. 

Tech Life Hacks

By using these simple ‘technology life hacks’ brought to us by the top Forbes Technology Council, anyone can easily keep up with the changing times, and what is probably the fastest moving industry on the planet.