25 Years Done Now To Infinity And Beyond

Issue 23

A quarter of a century is a long time in business and where technology is concerned, it may as well be a lifetime.

Think back 25 years, and I will say with certainty that no one in 1992 ever could have predicted that we would be here in 2017 watching HDTVs, scrolling through social media on our smart phones and surfing the net at super high speed. To say changes have occurred may just be the ultimate understatement.

But back in the early 90s, when the internet was at its’ inception among the haze of shell suits and ‘mobile’ telephones, The Diamond Group was formed.

Initially offering printers and copiers, they never thought as far ahead as 2017, but here they are, having just turned 25 years old in bigger premises and offering more telecoms, technology and business solutions than ever before.

But it’s never been in their genes to rest on their laurels, and just a month after celebrating their milestone, they’re already looking ahead to the next advancement in technology which will help them help your company to be the best, most efficient business it can be.

So fresh from the celebrations, here are some business boosting technologies that they wouldn’t mind making an appearance…

Clicks over bricks?

With the world becoming ever more digitised, some are suggesting that even the office space itself is not safe. Having already lost paper to iPads, and memos to email, several feel it is just a matter of time before the office goes online.

Virtual offices, as they have been coined, may see an increasingly international workforce brought together by technology. Something Diamond knows a thing or two about.

Sky high storage

Cloud computing is already big in some, if not most businesses, however it is yet to catch on enough to see firms completely do away with traditional methods of backup and data storage.

But give it a quarter century, and the HDD may be a relic of an era gone by if many commentators are to be believed. They say that backup will be done entirely online on what is known as the cloud, eliminating the need for bulky drives and disks. Diamond already offer cloud storage, meaning that your backup is safe and secure.

Wearable work

Wearable technology, like the cloud, is something that has been gathering a lot of attention lately and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. From smartwatches from Apple to the fitness fan’s favourite the FitBit, wearable technology seems to be inescapable in recent years.

Imagine then if you will, a world where wearable technology and business merge. Experts suggest it’s a world not too far in the future.

Along with claims of driverless cars allowing you to work on the way to work, wearable technology has the potential to revolutionise the way business is done. Diamond can’t see this one catching on themselves, but if it did, it’s another area they would be happy to see succeed and get involved with. It would be interesting to see spreadsheets and such brought to the outdoors and available at all times.

Diamond may not be able to supply you with self-lacing shoes that we saw on the set of Back to the Future, but what they can do is provide a solution to your business’s IT and technology solutions which will allow you and your business to concentrate on what’s important to you.

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