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Monday, March 2, 2015

Distruptive Technologies

Disruptive technologies displace established technologies and may create new industries. Some examples are:

  • Personal computers changed the way we work.
  • Email changed the way we communicate.
  • Mobile and Cloud Computing enabled a mobile workforce and customer base.

Distruptive technologies do not happen overnight. They take vision, planning, implementation and exhaustive testing. There are innovators and early adopters, who take on the pain, suffering and confusion that go along with being among the first. They are also the group that reaps the benefits early on. Then there are the laggards, who wait until the technology has matured and has peaked, who try to catch up with the others. The majority are in the middle of the technology adoption spectrum.

Where is your business on the technology adoption spectrum? Are you maximizing the opportunities?


Steve Koenig, SCORE Counselor






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