Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, 12/27/2022
The next ten years will see more technological change than the whole of the last century. That’s the prediction of one IT expert who works with Santa Fe and Albuquerque businesses as they plan for the years ahead.
According to Paul Quintana of Zia Networks, “The pace of change in tech has always been blistering, but it’s nothing compared with what’s to come. There are amazing opportunities coming down the track, but consumers are quick to adopt new tech and they’ll expect businesses to keep up with the pace of change. Those that choose the right tech could be the biggest winners as the world evolves.”
Perhaps the biggest change will come as the Internet of Things reaches ever further into our daily lives. Paul continues: “As more of our home and business devices talk to each other over a mobile connection – our cars, refrigerators, phones, health trackers – information will move faster and it will get easier and easier to connect with each other. This will open up a whole new world of efficiency and new ways to live and work.”
Developments in Artificial Intelligence and biometrics will be the next huge leap, and Paul believes that more than half of our interactions with computers, and other business systems, will soon happen using AI – often without us even realizing: “Many of us already chat happily to Siri and Alexa, and these kinds of conversations with computers will become the normal way of life in the coming years.”
Meanwhile, biometric tech will come to dominate the way we identify ourselves: “By 2025, three quarters of companies plan to ditch traditional passwords, which means tools like facial recognition, retinal scanning, and signature identification will all become more commonplace.”
And all of this will happen against a backdrop of a constant need to protect the environment. Paul continues, “Renewable energy, cleaner transport, and greater energy efficiency are all high on the future agenda. Consumers will demand it, and businesses that don’t keep up will find themselves losing out. The faster we all adopt cleaner tech, the cheaper it will become, and use will grow more widespread.”
Zia Networks’ new guide for local businesses picks out some the biggest tech trends to watch in the coming decade.
The company was formed in 2014 and specializes in supporting local businesses in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area.
Notes for editors
- Paul Quintana is available for further information and interview on (505) 428-6544.