While it’s true that every business and industry now benefits from technology in some way, certain industries aremaking tech a priority. Technology is everything from the internet and social media to VR and artificial intelligence, and when it comes to business, it’s difficult to grow without the help of technology in some shape or form. Here are some of the industries that are reallyutilising the technological advancements of today.
The property industry
The property industry has come a long way. At one point, the only way you found out about an available property was through things like word of mouth or a newspaper ad. With the help of the internet and social media, investors or those looking to purchase a home can find a whole host of properties at the click of a button. It isn’t just the internet that’s helping the property industry grow, however, as many companies are now making use of more advanced technological trends. Property investment company RW Invest, for instance, use computer-aided technology and virtual reality to help potential investors see how an off-plan property will look upon completion. Other tech trends that property companies can benefit from includelaser imaging technology which can be used to draw up floor plans and drones to take birds-eye videos of a construction site.
The healthcare industry
The healthcare industry has massively benefitted from technology. A wide range of machinery can be used to help diagnose people with illnesses and conditions, health records have been digitalised, and people canbook appointments or order prescriptions using their phone or PC. Healthcare trackers are also a big tech trend that’s grown in popularity, being used to measure heart rate, fitness levels, and more. Along with these, the healthcare industry is also utilising more advanced technology trends. Virtual reality, for example, has been used by the project ‘We Are Alfred’ which uses VR to experience how it feels to live as a 74-year-old man that has audio-visual impairments. Thishelps young doctors or care providers get a chance to see things from their patients perspective.
The media and entertainment industry
The media industry has been impacted by technology in a big way. Print newspapers and magazines are becoming obsolete as people can now access the latest news straight to their smart phone’s. We now live in such a fast-paced world, andpeople no longer see the need to purchase a daily newspaper when they can find the same content and updates instantly via Twitter or Google. Media companies are adapting to this change, with some abolishing print altogether and focusing on high-quality websites, app’s, and social media content. It’s not just media outlets which are feeling the effects of technological change, with film and TV also evolving massively. Netflix is now one of the most popular services in the world, with Netflix overtaking live TV and Netflix original films even winning best picture at the 2019 Oscars.