Technology is everywhere. Whether relying on the local power company, or accessing the internet, or pumping the gas in our cars, or the ubiquitous “Internet of Things” like our Internet enabled thermostat and WiFi LED light bulbs, we live in a world filled with technology.
Technology is an enabler
Technology isn’t the end game. Technology itself is only a means to an end. Technology is an enabler. The technology is not what we and our customers are looking for. Technology provisions and enables the means for us to have power or other fuel source for that hot shower, access the internet for the books and articles we read, and the pumps and fuel or electricity for the cars we drive.
Designed for change!
Remember reel-to-reel and cassette tapes? Time share computer systems? Super-8 motion film? BetaMax v VHS v LaserDisc? Petrol powered internal combustion engines in cars with steering wheels? That’s right, future generations with autonomous flying vehicles will not recognize cars we own today. Consider how fast technology changes, and consider again how fast technology is likely to change in the future.
With this in mind, when developing your technology strategy, don’t consider building empires! Build quick, and be ready to change often. Reconsider your strategy early and often.
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~~ Mark Satterfield, Technology strategist