Experts' 2014 tech predictions: High-tech shopping, life in the cloud

DailyHeraldBy: Anna Marie Kukec

As published in the Daily Herald-December 27, 2013


We're poised for a new year and more tech advances that will help you to shop and work smarter, store more data on the cloud and see chips become more of your personal lifestyle. Here's a rundown of how local experts see the hot new technology coming in 2014.


Jody S. Jankovsky, managing partner of Black | Line Consulting in Naperville:  

In 2014, we will continue to see a much greater adoption of cloud-based technologies to run business applications. We anticipate the trend to gain momentum because the small and mid-size business market traditionally lags in technology adoption and the maturity of the toolsets, functional robustness, stabilized cost and fully documented success stories has softened their stance. Even for hardened veteran business owners, the cloud is not as mysterious as it once was providing the appropriate backdrop when we make recommendations to transition technology to the cloud. To provide some context, cloud-based backup systems have been transitioning for years but now we see email systems being number one followed closely by productivity/collaboration tools and, most recently, accounting systems.

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by Jody Jankovsky | December 27, 2013 |

Written by Jody Jankovsky

Jody Jankovsky

Jody is a Managing Member and Founder of Black Line. Jody started in the software world at the age of 12, helping his dad test software in their garage. He understands that business people are busy doing what they excel at, which leaves little time to keep up with IT trends, decide what technology is best for them, and manage the people to make sure they’re getting the most out of it. That’s why he started Black Line, to give business people peace of mind that their technology was in good hands.

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