Strategy | 3 minute read
With so much new technology emerging so quickly, it can be difficult to know where to start. To help you keep your finger on the ever-shifting tech pulse, and to save valuable time, here are five hacks.
Read all about it
It may sound simple but browsing news forums and blogs every day is a sure-fire way to keep up with all the latest technology. However, with so much information online – not all of it reliable – you’ll need to be selective to avoid being overwhelmed. Our favourite blog, Wired, has compelling articles on new tech and how it shapes our lives. Techcrunch and Gizmodo also come very highly recommended.
Talk to tech gurus
Tapping into other people’s tech expertise is another great way to learn. Here at onebite, we’re all self-confessed technophiles who live and breathe the latest technology. Speak to someone in your social circle and/or at work who religiously follows technology. You’ll find that people passionate about emerging tech will also enjoy showing you how it works.
Follow tech hashtags
Twitter is an excellent way to keep yourself up to date with all the latest tech trends. Save time by surfacing content that’s tagged with popular tech-related hashtags.
- Open Twitter and input a tech-related hashtag – such as #emergingtech – in the search box at the top right corner
- On the results page, click the vertical “…” icon
- Select “save this search”
Now, when you click the search box, your technology-related hashtag will appear under your saved searches for easy access.
Set up Google Alerts
This one’s so simple. Stay up to date on any breaking news in the emerging tech space by setting up Google Alerts for popular technology influencers or keywords. We recommend receiving these alerts in one daily digest email to save your inbox. Just type in your search term, select your frequency, and you’re good to go. If you’re really pushed for time, this is a great way to get a flavour of what’s happening in the technology space.
Keep an eye on the open-source community
Put simply, open-source is any program source code that’s made readily available for use or modification. The interesting thing for non-programmers is that this community is often at the forefront of new tech development. Open source projects now play a leading role in all the top strategic technology trends that are reshaping the world around us. This Gartner article is a great place to start your research.
Author: George Anderson, Senior Developer