Perhaps for far too long now, when we refer to some new technology being released there’s not much to write home about in the true sense of what technology is. Technology is meant to make our lives easier in solving certain problems we otherwise couldn’t really solve using nothing but our existing biological anatomy and direct application of brainpower. These days the latest and greatest tech being released is a new app, a new platform, a new phone with more memory as its upgrade, etc.
It’s time to get your own back and at least make an attempt at getting back to what the true essence of tech is all about, with the smart-use tech that can be deployed to yield a tangible outcome such as saving you money.
It’s great that pretty much all new buildings are constructed with this type of technology that makes use of sensors to kick into action so that the resources used to operate and power it up are only deployed when necessary. We’re talking here the likes of motion-sensing lights which will only switch on in a specific room if there are people in there, or even surveillance cameras that only record the environment they’re located in when prompted to do so via motion-sensors.
In fact, several new technologies have recently emerged that use sensors to determine how many people are present on a floor or in a room. For example, software such as Vantiq Back-to-work-accelerator can help a facility become a smart building. Such applications can even enable real-time intelligence to make hospitals safer and more efficient by utilizing digital technologies such as automated admissions, contact tracing, PPE monitoring, and real-time integration of room occupancy sensors, medical supplies, and hospital systems to improve patient health.
At the core of pretty much all technology you will find some kind of computing power and on the most basic of levels a computer is fundamentally made to do what it does best, which is to complete boring and repetitive tasks at super high speeds. This is where the concept of automation comes from and, deployed smartly, it can save you lots of money in the professional workplace and in the domestic setting. Digital automation is perhaps the most practical application of this tech, in that you can basically deploy a computer program to complete a task you probably get paid for more efficiently, more accurately and a lot quicker.
Dual-function tech infrastructure
An example of dual-function tech infrastructure takes the form of those windows which have solar cells integrated into them, which means they complete the two functions of filtering the light they let in and generating clean energy as well.
Cross-platform and integrated tech solutions
Brand loyalty has people acting a little crazy sometimes and looking quite foolish, running around with the latest devices just because they’ve been recently released by the manufacturers. If you can get yourself to look beyond brand-loyalty for brand-loyalty’s sake then you’ll realise that some good money can be saved through your putting of your gadgets and gizmos through their paces with regards to their cross-platform capabilities. For example, your Smartphone can be used with a virtual phone number so that you can accept phone calls at a traditionally “professional” phone number, wherever it is you may be in the world and not just if you’ve popped out of the office for just a few hours.
Basically just a few devices integrated in some or other compatible way can complete the functionality of so many more devices you would have otherwise had to purchase individually.