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Emerging Technology in Dallas: What You Need to Thrive

Emerging Technology in Dallas: What You Need to Thrive
Remember when HAL from Space Odyssey made us all afraid of the potential evils of artificial intelligence? Ah, the innocence of 1968. Today, AI has transitioned into mainstream society, and the only thing we’re afraid of as business owners is not being agile enough to keep up with emerging technology.

Rapid digital transformation has many businesses struggling to keep up with the latest security, operational, and productivity solutions. And unless your technology has been updated within the last 6 to 12 months, you’re most likely operating on at least one outdated solution, putting your business behind your competitors and at risk of cyberattacks. Here are the three steps you need to take regularly to thrive in a world of rapidly emerging technologies.

Step 1: Assess — Where Are You Now vs. Where Are You Going?

If you’re like most forward-thinking businesses, your plans for thriving in the future include examining your past progress and looking for ways to improve. Besides updates, that means jumping into the future — meaning, now — and employing new technology. Compiling a checklist of where your technology stands is a good place to start to see what solutions you should adopt. Where is your current technology holding you back and what needs improving? To examine your current infrastructure, ask yourself a few questions regarding your goals:
  • Are you looking to optimize your technology?
  • What technology isn’t working for you anymore?
  • What do you need from an infrastructural standpoint to achieve your goals?
Once you’ve evaluated your pain points and the ways you’d like to improve, it’s time to examine what technology solutions you can launch to grow your business.

Step 2: Discover — What Emerging Technology Can You Adopt?

Adopting new technology is a test of how agile your business is, and it appears to pay off. Companies that use new technology in business have upped their revenue by nearly 60% according to Oracle. Additionally, new digital tools have been shown to catapult financial returns, workforce diversity, and environmental targets by 22%, according to Deloitte. The benefits of adopting new technology and equipment are wide in scope and include increasing productivity, improved processes and workflow, ease of remote work, and increased employee satisfaction.

Five examples of new technology solutions include:

  1. AI: 75% of companies that have implemented AI fully experienced an improvement in their decision-making, according to PwC.
  2. Automation: While less than 10% of jobs can be completely automated, automating various steps and processes can free up people to focus on more dynamic work, according to Forbes.
  3. Cloud-Native Platforms: McKinsey reports that cloud delivers a rise in EBITDA — earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization — of more than 20% across all industries.
  4. Decision Intelligence: Research confirms that businesses that base decisions on data, not instincts or experience, are 19 times more likely to be profitable, according to Forbes.
  5. Emerging Technology: Improving your current infrastructure makes your business more secure.

Step 3: Implement — Partner with a Professional

With consumer and business digital adoption moving forward at such a rapid pace, it has never been more critical to partner with a professional service provider who can keep up with emerging technology development. At Kinetic Technology Group, we are the Dallas area’s leading experts in emerging technology implementation. We deliver comprehensive and scalable solution that keeps your business competitive, secure, and thriving. To get your business up to speed now — and beyond — schedule a call with our technology experts today.

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Jim Harryman

Jim is the fearless leader of the Kinetic team. He founded Kinetic more than two decades ago with one simple purpose – make technology do what it promises to do. He has spent the last 25 years doing just that. Every IT system Jim mans is fully subservient to its owner. When he isn’t reveling in new technology, he spends time with his wife Julia and their two sons who are grown, married, and both expecting babies.

CJ Jackson

Meet CJ Jackson, a technical expert with 12 years in customer service and a tech journey sparked by the Apple Store Genius Bar. Recognized for patient issue resolution, CJ excels in teaching and empowering users. As Kinetic’s Configuration Specialist for 3 months, CJ is passionate about simplifying lives through tech. Beyond work, CJ explores cuisines, enjoys concerts, and embraces RomComs. The motto: Choose what’s right over what’s easy. CJ aspires to be remembered as a happy, eager, and passionate soul, inspired by daily opportunities to make a difference. Expect tech-savviness, culinary adventures, and unwavering commitment to everything done.

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Julia Harryman, our resident efficiency specialist, has a unique background that is not typical of IT. Armed with a Master’s in Education for Technology Leadership, Julia has been an integral part of our team since 2012. Fueled by a constant supply of (insert current caffeinated beverage here) , she’s is a driving force behind our streamlined operations, ensuring that our company runs seamlessly.

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Richie Owen is an adept IT professional known for his innovative problem-solving. With a strong background in security systems for financial institutions over the past nine years, Richie excels in resolving networking and cabling challenges. Off-duty, he’s a bass-playing musician and a dirt bike enthusiast. In his six months at Kinetic, Richie has demonstrated his expertise, further supported by almost a decade of experience in low-voltage systems. He values human connections, citing music as his perpetual motivation. Richie’s love for limeade with tea and his belief that people make life meaningful reflect his distinctive character.

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