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Is Your Company Ready for the Next Wave of Technology?

A new book on the market explores the expanding role the 5G technology is going to change the way we run our future digital lives. The trick will be, the book points out, for CEOS to discover just how they will transition into the uses of these new technologies. Knowing how to help your current employees relevant with this new technology is going to be a challenge. If people are writing software to codify the skills that we already do then it only makes sense that workers will need to be continually retrained in other skills.

As a result, companies will need to pay for this training to make sure that their employees are able to work in this new, completely different 5G technology. Included in the benefits of this new 5G technology are the advancing virtual reality platforms. Like any new technology, there are inherent risks as well as benefits: the ship and the shipwreck, the plane and the plane crash. For the most part, consumers have embraced the latest new 5G technology instead of fearing it, even though the VR platform can seem daunting. The current understanding of the use of Cat5 cables, zipcord fiber optic cables, and other accessories may seem elementary when you are thinking about this new 5G technology, but there was also a time when the use of Cat5 cables was unfamiliar.

Careers in Technology Continue to Shift and Expand

From the use of ethernet cables to power lightning cables, every use of technology requires a wide array of cables and connectors. In fact, any technology change requires a new set of skills. And while these skills often seem foreign at first, they quickly become manageable. The very first fiber optic cable to be used connected the U.S. to France and Britain in 1988, and since then, hundreds more have been installed all across the globe. In the next few years, industries around the world will be looking for more ways to stay connected with this newest 5G technology. Consider some of these facts and figures about the current and expanding use of technology in our lives:

  • In the third quarter of 2017, the Apple iPhone 7 accounted for 8.1% of smartphone sales in the U.S.
  • As of March 2017, there were 3.74 billion internet users in the world.
  • 77% of Americans go online daily, according to the Pew Research Center. Approximately 43% of these users say they go online several times per day, while a smaller 26% say they are online almost constantly.
  • 64% of all Americans in 2017 owned an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or iPod product.
  • 82% of surveyed professionals say that surge protection is necessary to protect expensive equipment, according to Electrical Safety Foundation International.
  • Representing the fact that 45% of the world’s population accessed the internet, as of 2016, there were 3.5 billion global internet users.

From the most basic and commonly used Cat5 cables to the connectors that have not yet been developed, there are many kinds of accessories that we will all need to stay connected in our increasingly technological world.

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