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Three New Trends that May Shape Your Business

By January 9, 2013February 28th, 2023Blog

Are you using new technology to benefit your business to the fullest? There are several new tech trends that have been predicted by the top prediction companies (like j2 Global). These trends are supposed to make a huge impact on small and medium-sized businesses in the upcoming year.


The number of smartphones sold in 2011 finally overcame the number of PCs sold – for the first time. Many small businesses are already harnessing the power that comes with smartphones and tablets, but 2013 is going to ramp up a few more uses of these mobile Internet devices. The company j2 Global expects that many  businesses will begin to use mobile CRM systems that will help employees log sales information, no matter where they are and what they’re doing. The company also expects mobile phone conference calling to take off as well as Web conferencing now that they can both be used to satisfy immediate business needs.

The Cloud

SMBs finally have several cloud services in their price ranges, and many only begun to recognize the savings associated with using the cloud over traditional usages. Some cloud services even offer Web conferencing, accounting programs, payroll applications, and telephone communications. Even though smaller businesses have been very hesitant to adapt to cloud services, this year is supposed to be bigger than ever.

Integrated Systems

Integrated systems have been in the forefront of many minds for many months now, but the new predictions indicate that even fully disconnected businesses will become fully integrated this year to make small business operations easier and smoother. Sales and marketing will be the first to come, which allows integrated CRM services and email marketing, followed by social media and customer building applications.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.