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    Message of the Week 13 - 17 September 2021

    Week 37 | 2021
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    Have you seen Gartner’s Top Technology Trends for 2021?

    In an era where hybrid working necessitates agile solutions that work for home and office, it’s important to invest in the right technology to empower employees for ongoing growth and productivity. 

    The market is flooded with options, many of which come with a hefty price tag and short lifespan, and any investment in technology should be measured against clear business objectives. In fact, smaller businesses can often benefit from waiting for the hype around a solution to die down before deciding whether it can offer a tangible benefit for their business. At the same time, they don’t want to be left behind by technologies that could optimise their processes.

    In June, Gartner released its Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021, which highlights “trends that will drive significant disruption and opportunity over the next five to 10 years.” As organisations continue to respond to the challenges and changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, these trends showcase areas of opportunity and ways for businesses to differentiate themselves. This year, Gartner highlights “people-centricity, location independence and resilient delivery” as key themes. When considered together, they enable “organisational plasticity that will help guide organisations in the next five years”.

    Gartner points out that to achieve this, CIOs should become strategic advisors and guide the CEO and board on how this level of plasticity is essential to the future of composable business. 

    Essentially, what this means for our clients is that in a world where technology is continuously changing and evolving, the basic objective of acquiring technology stays the same. It should be simple, and have provable business benefits that offer a real return on investment.

    With the media calling it “the inevitable COVID-19 fourth wave due in the coming months”, we continue to offer a wealth of solutions that help businesses achieve hybrid solutions and smarter workspaces that allow businesses to increase revenue, while maintaining internal cost efficiency – two essential benchmarks for success.

    We invite you to keep encouraging your current and potential clients to download our “Guide to Smarter Workplaces” to assist them in driving business transformation and resilience for their organisation, both now and into the future.

    Ian Dury - Business Support Manager - KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa

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