Why tech is going to get simpler

Are you overwhelmed by the total amount of technology in your life? Does big data got you and your employees feeling shocked? Here’s something promising: The Christian Science Monitor recently forecast that technology will soon become considerably simpler for both personal and business users. How soon will this happen? How about starting next year?


As the Christian Science Monitor story suggests, you ought not feel alone if you’re overwhelmed with data. That’s simply because the digital universe is doubling approximately every two years. Based on the story, consumers today can view more than 600 million websites. And Apple’s App Store today holds more than 1 million apps.

The power of simple

The good news is that the Monitor story also states that one of the big tech trends in 2014 is going to be simpler technology. This is a benefit to both workers and consumers. The best tech in the world is worthless if people can’t figure out how to use it.

Apple, Google lead the way

The Christian Science Monitor points to Apple and Google as being the two companies who will spearhead the simplicity movement. These two tech giants already value technology that is simple to use and easy to understand highly. At the same time, the fastest-growing technology startups appear to think the same way, according to the Monitor story. Look at how easy it is to share files with Dropbox. Think about how easy it is to book car rides by using a service such as Uber. Expect more tech just like this in 2014.

Posted on: 02.28.14