I was talking with a friend the other day about how fast technology is advancing and how hard it is to keep up with it all. It seems like today everyone is expected to have a car, an up-to-date computer with internet access and e-mail, a cell-phone, etc. Everything that we could have only dreamed of 10-20 years ago we're expected to have now.
Applying this to businesses today, I found an article from USA Today that is entitled "Technology: Keeping up with Changing Times." It discusses the rapid growth in technology in the business world, and how companies are having a hard time keeping up with the latest innovations. With the internet now a major part of the business world, it is expected for businesses to have a web page that they can use to do business over the internet. Also, we have become such a "Now" society, that if a business can't provide a good or service anytime and do it quickly, then they go out of business. As a result, it has become more and more difficult to start a small business and have it survive amidst the high competition in fighting the larger corporations. Is the advancing technology all a good thing, or are we going to become so competetive that we burn ourselves out?