Essential Question: How do we define Emerging Technologies?
Emerging Technology is always developing technology. In our day today, if we need something we create it – or write code to create it in our current trends. I can’t tell you how many times I think that I have invented something like an IRQ scanner to make paper business cards obsolete, but then find out that it has been on the market for months.
We build, improve, and out grown technology daily. We learned in our textbook, that Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, stated that technology the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. Of course, we quickly outgrew this understatement. I am an IT professional and it is so hard to stay on top of current technologies. Just when I think I have found the greatest tool ever, something shiner is released. Necessity is the mother of invention. Google and Apple reward their employees for inventing new things.
One of the methods that I have found very helpful in my industry is use cases. So instead of a business unit telling me what to build, they tell me their need in several different ways. Then I build an app, custom report, or a self-service tool so that they can pull data when they need it.
Therefore, emerging technologies to me means an invention that is always evolving; it is scalable and adaptable to whatever the current trend is. Nokia and AOL learned now not to have emerging technologies. Business needs to grow with the market trends if they want to prosper in our very competitive technology market.
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