We all think about the future — even when we can’t help it. This week’s top 5 blog posts on SAP Business Trends looks into a crystal ball to see how we’ll live in a world without headphone jacks; deal with ethical issues raised by digital transformation; continue growing micro-computing power; and more.
|Going at least as far back as 1878, the headphone jack has had a good run. But how will we get along without it?|
Techies seemed less interested in what latest iPhones have, and more concerned about something they lack. As the beloved headphone jacks go the way of 8-track tapes and dinosaurs, Derek Klobucher checks out Apple’s motivation for leaving the old port behind — and how customers can cope.
When art isn’t imitating life, it’s often asking questions about it. And as the digital revolution continues to raise ethical concerns, such as data privacy, David Jonker looks at five movies premiering at the SAP-sponsored Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that could spark global conversations about the role of digital technology in the world.
Data is everywhere — even on the road — which raises lots of questions about who owns it; who gets to analyze it; and especially what it’s worth. Tim Clark tallies up the experts’ account of data, a commodity that could be worth $1.5 trillion by the year 2030.
The decades-long trend of ever-faster and -smaller microprocessors may finally be at an end, as manufacturers reach their limits in reliable size and affordable manufacturing. Daniel Wellers examines ways to continue the exponential growth of computing performance, from new chip materials to increasingly clever software, and more.
Big changes in the U.S. and abroad will affect every organization that offers any kind of subscription. Derek Klobucher audits a well-defined accounting principle whose definition is about to change — with huge implications for public, private and not-for-profit organizations.