There is a never-ending appeal of a new series of Doctor Who to ward off the back to school blues in the air and rally against the onset of darkening evenings and autumnal shivers. It’s getting me all jazzed up for the weeks and months ahead and with the show riding high in the TV ratings and Matt Smith still delivering the goods three seasons in, it’s hard not to jump on the bandwagon and get excited. Science-fiction programmes like Doctor Who will always have mass appeal and be created and loved by children and adults alike. They fulfill the daydreamy, imaginative sides of human nature, fantastical and ridiculous, yet somehow relevant to the everyday.
With future thinking in mind and a Tardis-like cupboard full of gadgets (time-lord style) I began to think about the astounding amount of technology we use and take for granted in our everyday lives in this modern age. We can muse and daydream about what the future may hold for us but in this present day we already see an existing hi-tech reality and continual progression of technological advances. Evolution is none more obvious than in the evidence of how more and more applications and businesses are becoming cloud based and how the internet is enabling entrepreneurs to carve out a career or begin start-ups that five or even three years ago wouldn’t have been possible. We can get excited about future developments but really the future is happening now and these are exhilarating times.
If you are a small to medium business owner thinking of scaling up your business in the near future, now’s the time to get on board with all these changes. It needn’t be as daunting as you might think. No new infrastructure is required, a quick migration to a hosted Exchange email system, combined with cloud based computing and your business could be the future king of the super information highway, embracing the rapidly growing universe of remote hosted networks, top security systems and easy access that allows you to do the important stuff while others take care of business. Plus with the government promising UK citizens that we are set to have Europe’s fastest broadband by 2015, it seems it really is all to play for.
So while you can start future-proofing your business now, I advise that you seize the day and take advantage of everything current technology has to offer. And whilst no one knows exactly what the future holds, you can be darn sure for one thing; it’s not going to involve dinosaurs on a space ship.