Ever since the First Industrial Revolution in the mid-1700s, we have been evolving. With each subsequent Revolution, the advances were that much more sophisticated and built upon that which had come beforehand.

Enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution (or the ‘Forced Industrial Revolution, as we like to call it) which has made technology an integral part of our lives. What has taken place recently has built upon that which took place earlier on in the period.

A good example of this evolution is cloud computing. Believed to have originated in the 1960s, the term ‘cloud computing’ was popularised, in 2006, by Eric Schmidt who was the CEO of Google. The concept of the cloud has since been built on to give you powerful applications such as G Suite and Monday.com.

Tech is a journey and not a destination

This is why we say that technology is a journey and not a destination. The tech that we have today is as a result of the advancements on the technology that has already been developed. It will definitely not be the same as the technology of tomorrow as what we will see is an advancement on the current tech.

For us at Syscor, ‘tech’ is not just an abbreviation for ‘technology’. T.E.C.H stands for:

T = Transformation
E = Engagement
C = Connected
H – Humanised

Why do we say this?

Well, technology has the ability to transform people’s lives. For example, we see wearable fitness technology – such as FitBits – making it much easier for people to monitor their health and, in the process, improve their quality of life. There are hundreds of thousands additional examples, in various industries, which illustrate this exact point.

Technology engages people and brings them closer together. In this time of many companies being forced to work remotely, technology assists with keeping employees engaged in their jobs and, in so doing, maintaining the productivity of the company.

Linked to engagement, technology makes it easier for people to stay connected. For instance, bouncing ideas off colleagues has become as easy as sending them a Google Hangouts Message. Technology has also made it cheaper for people to stay connected. It’s now possible to use one’s data to get in touch with people, which is much cheaper than picking up the phone and calling them, or having to drive to go and see them.

In newer generations of technology, communication became extremely impersonal. Email and SMS did not adequately communicate a message from one to another as it was extremely one-dimensional. Now, with video conferencing apps – such as Google Meet – virtual communication is humanised as you’re able to read the other person’s body language and tone of voice, in addition to what they’re actually saying, so that you can get a more rounded view.

In the next month, we’ll be unpacking more about T.E.C.H so that you can see why it’s so important that you go on this journey. If you would like us to be your partner on the T.E.C.H journey and design solutions that will take your business to the next level, give us a shout on info@syscor.co.za.