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Tech Will Change Your Business in 2013

Here’s a truth about technology, one that makes a lot of people shudder and others celebrate: Everything we understand about it today will undoubtedly change tomorrow.

Here’s a truth about technology, one that makes a lot of people shudder and others celebrate: Everything we understand about it today will undoubtedly change tomorrow. Recall the days when faxing represented cutting-edge tech? Those days are long gone. But take a look at e-mail. Is e-mail ready to go the way of faxing? The ever-evolving nature of technology is a fact that CIO Magazine highlighted in a recent story examining tech trends that could affect the way you do business in 2013. Here is a look at a number of the big changes that CIO Magazine predicts will hit businesses this year.

Hospitals and BYOD

The BYOD movement — bring your own device — has already changed the way many companies operate. By letting their employees to bring their own individual computers and tablets to the workplace, companies have boosted their workers’ productivity and saved themselves big dollars. CIO Magazine, though, predicts the BYOD movement will this year move to hospitals. The magazine’s editors say that progressively more hospitals across the nation will encourage their doctors, nurses and administrators to bring their iPads and laptops to their stations.

3-D Printing Continues to Soar

3-D printing took off last year, with a growing number of businesses embracing high-tech printers to fashion plastic parts and device components. This year, 3-D printing stands to turn into an even more common tool among tech-savvy businesses. 3-D printing is an amazing technology. And those organizations who recognize this will stay a step ahead of their competitors.

The End of Passwords?

Tired of memorizing all those passwords? Don’t worry. The editors at CIO Magazine predict that passwords will soon go the way of the milkman. As more companies, recognizing how easy it is for hackers to compromise most passwords, will rely on biometric security. As CIO explains, biometrics uses the iris of your eye, your voice or your fingerprints as security. It’s impossible to get into your pc or important accounts simply by guessing your password is your son’s name.