I have a tendency to pick up on the latest technology a little on the too early side. While I was one of the first in the interior design field to have a website back in 1994 and it has served me invaluably, I am also one of the pioneers to adopt VOIP (voice over internet phone service) and this first is way too soon. Often it makes more sense not to be a leader in implementing new technology but instead allow the marketplace a chance to work out the kinks, develop the necessary support systems, and thoroughly investigate providers. My phone service is down more often than up, and having to do continual resetting to the boxes is irritating and often fruitless. I’m actually seriously entertaining a return to land lines despite the increased investment. Reliability is often priceless!
Similarly, I recall an instance, about three years ago, when I was introduced to video business cards and told that within a few mere months they’d be all the rage. Fortunately I didn’t bite that bait as they are yet to truly catch on. But rumor has it, they are still going to be the latest technology craze!
What latest greatest are you considering? Is it time proven and tested? Are you better off waiting for others to go through the hitches and glitches of newness and get the next better version? Look and listen before you leap at state of the art. Sometimes being ahead will feel more like you are behind with lack of support, rampant downtimes, and unique issues.