Has the world seen anything that has changed with the speed of the Digital Revolution?
I came across an infographic prepared by Modis.com with a chronological timetable showing key dates for the introduction of technological milestones. (Yes keeping up is difficult; the article is dated November, 2014.)
1990 Windows 3.0 released by Microsoft
1991 World Wide Web made publicly available
1995 Programming language JAVA released to the public
1998 Google search engine introduced
2000 First mobile phone with Bluetooth technology released
2004 Facebook launched
2005 GPS goes mainstream
2005 Apache Hadoop is released, an open-source solution for processing big data
2006 Google introduces Cloud computing to global audience
2007 Apple iPhone launches
2008 T-Mobile launches G1 Android phone
2008 Dropbox launched
2013 Pebble releases first major smart watch
2014 Google announces self-driving cars
Following this timeline Modis.com reports industry growth. There will be 685,000 new technology opportunities by 2022, an 18% growth rate.
No one should be surprised at the increase in jobs for IT professionals. Here is one reason why, as it relates to the automotive industry: NADA reported 16,396 dealerships/rooftops in 2014. How many new IT people are you planning to hire in the next eight years?
John Paul Strong
John Paul Strong combines his two decades of automotive marketing experience with a team of more than 140 professionals as owner and CEO of Strong Automotive Merchandising.