The development of new technology never stops, and the attention grabbing headlines announcing the latest advances in tech don’t either. Possibly the most attention grabbing headlines have been about the insidious arrival of artificial intelligence. No, maybe it was about the ‘soon to burst bubble’ of cryptocurrency prices. No, it was definitely about blockchain. Wait, what is blockchain?

Okay, so the point is that new technologies have been developing at staggering rates, and some of these deserve the attention of even the most average SMB.

HubSpot Research has recently published an informative report. It’s targeted at SMBs and designed to break down five of the most notable emerging technologies:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Internet of Things (IoT).

In this report, HubSpot’s MImi An digs into the practical implications of each of these technologies. The report is structured to introduce readers to what each tech is, why it deserves attention and how SMBs might use it — or not.

A Practical Approach to Emerging Tech for SMBs: AI, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, IoT, and AR/VR

Today's small business owners represent the most technologically savvy cohort of SMBs that has ever existed. They have access to unprecedented technological power, and use it every day to grow better. But the development of new technology never stops. Should SMBs be paying attention to all the noise?

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