Our collection of 5 top trends that are on track to become popular in the New Year
Digitalisation of payment methods is well under way, and just when we thought that contactless cards, online payments and e-vouchers is enough, smartphones came to change our way of thinking.
There are three main mobile payment methods at the moment: Apple iPhone 6 payments (backed by Visa, MasterCard and American Express), Mobile Transfers, offered by most High Street banks, and PayPal app.
Whilst they are mainly used as a small peer-to-peer payments at the moment, many entrepreneurs have spotted a window of opportunity in attracting smartphone users to shop with them.
In October 2014 major UK supermarkets announced that they will introduce pilot mobile payments system in the first half of 2015.
You don’t have to be big to accept mobile payments. You can either build your own app (which is actually a good idea anyway), or use a readily available service like iZapp or PayPal.
There are more and more things you can print out using a 3D printer. Nowadays you can print with concrete, plastic or even nail varnish.
Houses built (or rather…printed?) entirely by 3D Printers are out there already — developers anticipate that they will cut building time to as little as 2 weeks.
Thinking of your own business — maybe you can improve the manufacturing of your product by investing in a 3D printer? That’s something to think about in 2015.
With increasing amount of data we put online analysing scripts will continue to grow. Facebook runs a lot of data analysis to work out what kind of content we like.
From your online posts marketing companies will find out about your wedding and suddenly you will see everywhere on the net ads for brides-to-be.
Thanks to data analysis you are now able to access amount of information that was not available to advertisers before. Your ads will become more personalised which in turn will increase your ROI.
On the other hand, managing a growing amount of information will become challenging, so it’s better to start learning your Google Analytics now.
The process of putting into a cloud seems to be everywhere and it may have already reached your data, contacts or financial package run on the computer.
Actually, if you use any of the Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar or even android-based smartphone) — it all runs in a cloud.
There are numerous advantages of keeping your processing in the cloud. You don’t have to commit your computer’s power, as all the calculations are done on the server. Furthermore, you will never lose your data ( the service provider will do the back-up for you), and you can access it from anywhere.
Maybe 2015 will be the year of moving your own system into a cloud?
Whatever you intend to do in the New Year, whatever your pursuits, missions or struggles are, we will always be here to help you!