After the mammoth disruption of Covid-19, companies are now looking to get back on track and compete in a new norm.

Companies have had to look at many areas of their business, from their social voice and impact to delivery, distribution and data. Business operations have been rethought and reconstructed to ensure, not only business survival, but revival.

Through many layers of uncertainty, one thing has remained consistent and prevailed, technology.

Technology and digital output has been catapulted to the global forefront. Something that we may have been guilty of taking advantage of, is now the cornerstone for a successful and thriving business in the twenty first century and beyond.

What Technology is Trending?

It is clear that a new way of working, attracting business and operating is on the horizon. It’s time to let go of the old ways of working and embrace the new, even implementing a couple of the below technologies, could be the best business decision you have ever made.

Social Media & Digital Marketing 📲

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tik Tok, stories, ads, lives, press releases, blogs, videos, gifs **(the list is actually endless)**

All of these platforms can be, to put it plainly, overwhelming! But embedding a simple marketing strategy, identifying your target market(s), establishing and conveying your brand and creating a content plan is a great place to start.

Artificial Intelligence 🤖

This refers to the simulation of human intelligence within machines.

These machines are programmed and adapted to think and act like humans and can do the same job or task as a human. This machine could therefore be able to problem solve, trouble shoot and carry out practical and academic tasks.

This is a perfect example of the evolution of technology.

Internet of Things 🌎

This best describes the culmination of ‘things’ embedded within software, networks and sensors in order to successfully exchange information and data with other systems via the internet.

When someone is talking about the Internet of Things, they are referring to the entire technological eco-system, connecting, collecting and sharing data, in order to make the digital world smarter. more responsive and at our fingertips.

Blockchain ⬛

Blockchain is a totally secure and shared way of tracking orders, payments and accounts.

With businesses being run on so much information, Blockchain is a network that can track this vital information, make it easier to work with and far more accurate.

Blockchain is a specific type of database that keeps the data together in a secure, chronological order.

DevOps 🔌

A system that combines Software Development and IT Operations to support the Software Development lifecycle.

This function highlights the cultural shift between combining a businesses software and IT teams to now collaborate together instead of solo. A DevOps department or engineer would automate and integrate tools, systems and processes between the two historical teams to build, test, and release software faster and more reliably.

These are just some of the new and fast evolving roles in the Tech sphere, showing the excitement and buzz around tech roles and businesses as a whole.

How can an apprentice help to start or continue your business tech growth? 

At TDM we offer several different apprenticeship programmes that would suit business tech needs and help them grow. An apprentices’ training can be adapted according to the needs of your business, they are highly motivated to learn new skills and can expand and upskill your workforce.

Research has found that 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation. Also, 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity. Furthermore, 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service.

TDM consistently scores highly in its Pass Rates, Distinctions Rates and are the leading Digital Apprenticeship Provider in England, according to the ESFA’s National Achievement Rate Tables.

We offer several apprenticeships programs such as Data Technician, Software Development and Digital Marketing that can help you succeed. Our expert staff can help you recruit an apprentice or retrain someone already in the organisation into one of these programs. Whether it is your first apprentice or 20th you can rely on us for expert support and guidance.

If you would like to find out more about our tech and digital apprenticeships please a callback here or email enquiries@tdm.co.uk or call 0333 10 100 40.

Incentive Payments for Employers who hire an Apprentice runs out in September!


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