After some times,now I’m back again in my productive form. and this time, i need to catch up my postponed tasks by reviewing the article from this link (http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/1849-business-trends-2012.html) at first. So here it is.
By seeing this title, I know its already late to share this with you all. BUT! I’m sure not all of you have already read this information yet, do you? so through my review, I would be pleased to help you quickly get the red line from this article, of course in my own delivery style, which was posted in January 1st, 2012 by Cynthia Bunting, a Business News Daily Contributor.
In this article, Cynthia mentioned that she and her team had asked small-business owners nationwide to tell them what trends and big ideas they think will take center stage in 2012. And those ideas are :
Gesture – Recognition Technology which we know that Microsoft have already released the awesome Xbox Kinect and still baking to make a better combination in voice-touch-gesture recognition product for the future.
No Boundaries. a whole division of online shopping for customers to shop across all channels. Can you imagine shopping online while in store or buy online and pick it up at any store? its kinda like that.
Cyber Insurance. when it comes to data breaches nowadays, small businesses are at the weakest side. their data can easily be exposed. so this type of insurance could provide them an equal data security like a large one.
Proximity-based Social Network. another breakthrough software or application that could identify like-minded individuals nearby that you should probably know.
Public/Private Partnership. Government would no longer be the only party who provide basic services for their citizen. It would be the time for private or nonprofit entities to serve them better with a wiser price.
Business Roll up. about this issue, baby boomers business will have few other viable options than to sell out firms. for instance, they could consolidate their business with larger entities.
Strategic Technology Consulting. there would be an increasing opportunity for such business by providing a hand to a company so that they could easily asses current network environment for their branch offices and recommending a further technology improvement for them as well.
Social Media for Hiring. it was already happened back in 2011. a survey said that 79% HR professionals search on LinkedIn, 65% have company page on LinkedIn, 63% have a dedicated Facebook for jobs and careers.
Local and Mobile Search for shopping. So businesses need to understand this dynamic in order to capitalize on these growing consumer trends and habits.
Outsourcing IT Function. it would be a significant cost savings and freeing up cash for other business needs
Personalized Business Software for new generation business which need to focus on creating value and connect your customers and suppliers in a unity network.
Increased Franchising. Franchise industry, which has been going strong, will see a big uptick in franchises with very low overhead and start-up costs.
Reputation reviews for Business Services and software will become the driver for accelerating elevations, especially for the business buyers.
The deals space continue to expand in 2012. there will be more consolidation among industries, growth, expansion through specialization, and offerings in other verticals.
Mobile Learning allow companies to help their employee learn in anywhere and at anytime.
Bolt-on Acquisition. there will be more phenomenon for companies which acquiring new business niches or another entity that would provide added strength to their core business by merging the target entity into one of its department.
Group Incentivization. vertical line businesses (such as retailers, developers, merchants) band together to offer a singular more incentive reward for engagement.
Chinese Companies will become a force in global market. no surprise, considering their clinical business leap, it just a matter of time for them to compete in developed countries market.
Understanding Chatter nowadays is needed to improve customer relationship and drive your sales better.
More ad measurement. Considering social media as an appealing channel these days, tracking ROI of campaign like these is needed through call tracking.
Navigate web using Voice Command. After websites being more accessible on televisions, this new invention for users would be the next breakthrough in the following years.
Expense management of mobile application will significantly challenge many organizations in 2012.
2012 will be the year if Consumerization and Consumer-friendly Business Application growth.
Innovative Workspace Services. Providing a variety of workspaces on a subscription basis by the hour, day or month in facilities like business centers and co-working centers would be an inflection point in consumerization of real estate
Friction free mobile device management. To provide the flexibility needed for employees to maintain productivity, IT will need to operate with more transparency, without losing control over the environment.
Costumerized enterprise application stores. Smartphones and tablets have little value without applications and the increased use of these devices creates demand for more applications that IT groups need to manage, and this store would make that process easier.
Disintegration of Channels. brands and retailers that align their organization and budgets around brand-editorial-product content, not included channels, will gain market share in the very near future.
Cloud-based document and information resources are about to be in common for many industries for an easy accessible channel in the following years. like one i use, dropbox.com
Digital Coupon Book. discount directories on a web would empower consumers by allowing them to search for interesting deals easily and it could also transforming passive discount recipients into active couponers.
Small business will be able to get online by having their own website.
From all those interesting ideas, trends and predictions. we, who are at 2013 already, could determine which are already happened in 2012 and which have the possibility to happen in the following years. personally, i’m blessed that i’m told to read this article because honestly by being told to read such article, now i feel moved to explore more about any information for my future business so that i could set up a friendly efficient and effective working system and environment to my stakeholders and it could give the best growth to my business. some ideas, trends and predictions that got my big attention are no boundaries, proximity based social network, strategic technology consulting. bolt-ob acquisition, group incentivization, more ad measurement, disintegration of channels, and digital coupon book. what about you?