There is a boatload of information about technology coming at us every day. For some, this is exciting and every possible use of tech is something to salivate over. But for many, it is a mess of information overload. You can’t possibly keep up.
It’s like falling behind with all the series you want to watch. You miss a few and all of a sudden you’d have to take a 3 month sabbatical to get back up to speed. It seems impossible to catch up on all that tech info. So don’t. Because just like the 9th season of How I Met Your Mother, a lot of new tech is kak (Think smart appliances. Your fridge doesn’t order your milk for you whether you’re reading this in Palo Alto or South Sudan.) Or otherwise it will be irrelevant for the next 10 years whilst people actually develop it. Much like concept cars: they look magnificent and futuristic today but that’s because they won’t actually get built until 2025, if ever. So rather spend your time looking at a Ferrari 458 than a Lexus x7Zti5.
So with so much superfluous information being shot at you like a fire hose in the face, how do you make sense of it all? How do you separate the wheat from the chaff? The answer: you do exactly what you do with everything else you don’t know about: You pay someone to do it for you. Because just as you don’t know how set up a printer or fix a cistern, you don’t have a clue if your business can use RFID to reduce stock take from 2 days to 2 minutes, for example. (Yes, seriously, 2 minutes) So you pay someone who does. Someone like me. I can’t tell you how to code a mars landing module to analyse the iron content of the soil, but I can tell you that you could look at 1 computer screen and see every important thing happening in your business in real time.
Is it worth it? Stock take. 2 minutes. Whole warehouse. Seriously.