Are you interested in opening a tech start-up? Then you need to know about the trends that are currently shaping the modern IT industry. Technology in the world of business is changing every day. But if you know the direction it’s headed, you can get ahead of the curve and make sure your new company is on the road to riches. Here are a few of the trends you need to keep in mind when opening your new tech company.
Mobile Is Magic
If you look at the world today, you will see that the majority of the general public no longer spend hours on computers and laptops. Instead, they complete most of their processes on their phones or tablets. They buy products on their phones, they play games on their tablets, they work on their tablets, and they interact with each other using these devices. In a few years, we wouldn’t be surprised if major tech companies started to phase out mass computer production. Right now, they are still important, but it’s clear that the future is mobile. Google know this because they have recently implemented a new penalty specifically for poor mobile responsiveness. Therefore, you should make sure that any tech you’re producing is related to mobile devices. Or, that the software you’re creating can operate on these devices.
Rapid and Ready
One of the worst things that you can do in the tech industry is release a product or piece of software that isn’t as fast or as advanced as the competition. If you do this, your business is already behind, and we’ve seen this happen a lot with the tech industry before. Even major brands have made this mistake. Several years ago, Nintendo released the Wii-U. This games console was already at least one generation behind the current competition based on processing ability and graphics. The Wii-U was an incredible failure, but it provides an essential lesson that tech companies need to know. Even if it drives up the costs, you must keep up with the other companies on the market.
If you’re creating software, you should make sure that it is operating at its maximum potential before you start selling it to customers. To do this, you can use something like JIRA testing to ensure that your software does not fail upon use.
If you want your new software or technology to be successful, make sure it is automated. What this means, is that it does not require any human interaction to operate. This tech is going to be part of the future for every industry in the world today. From manufacturing to word processing to customer service, tech and software will take over the jobs businesses used to need employees for. As such, it only makes sense that new start-ups should be based around this idea. Imagine if you created one of the pieces of software that passes the Turing test. It would ensure that your software was on the wish list of hundreds of companies around the globe.
If you understand these trends, there is nothing stopping your tech startup from being a huge success in 2017 and the years to come.