For the most part I think technology is a very good thing, saving us time and money in our business lives. But sometimes technology goes in the other direction, causing us concerns. And usually it’s not the technology per se, but the way it’s employed.
My latest column at Inc Technology looks at 5 Tech Trends that Challenge and (Sometimes) Disturb You:
Technology is a good thing. It helps you be productive and save money. But I’ve noticed two technology themes recently that, depending how you look at them, are not always such positives in business. First, the increasing availability of technology requires more knowledge by small business owners about technology and how to use it than ever before. Second, it’s a jungle out there and technology is being used as a weapon by some, requiring that you be forewarned — and forearmed.
Among the trends I discuss: Twitter and Facebook spam, and intrusive anti-malware apps.