5 Reasons Apple’s New iPad Should Not Matter To Smart Business Owners.

I had a conversation a few days ago with some folks and we were speaking about the quick release of new technology.

For example, so many folks are quite comfortable with their relatively new iPad 2 tablet, but yet others are fretting that maybe their tablet’s are old since it’s rumored that Apple will soon launch the iPad 3.

I’m writing to tell you that no matter what technology you buy or when you buy it there will always be new technology that comes out – making what you buy feel obsolete and a bit “old”.

To prevent you feeling too bad when new technology comes out, keep these things in mind:

  • Have a technology road map, aligned with your own business growth so your purchases are not impulses but purposeful.
  • Know as much about the technology you are buying so you know that it’s the best technology for YOU at the time
  • Ensure technology you buy can grow with your business and that in 6 months, you’ll still be happy with it.
  • Get the most out of the technology you have. Too many times, we throw away our new technology, once it gets a bit old, but there is so much more we can get out of the technology if we take the time to learn how to use it.
  • Learn how to get new life out of old technology. Maybe you bought a tablet with no built in cellular capability. Guess what? Buy a wireless broadband card and you’ll have portable Internet access everywhere.
  • Don’t be a guinea pig. Let others buy version 1.0 of technology and test it out. This way you’ll know what to buy and what to avoid.
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Ramon Ray, Editor & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com . Editor and Founder, Smart Hustle Magazine Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook

3 thoughts on “5 Reasons Apple’s New iPad Should Not Matter To Smart Business Owners.

  1. Anonymous

    Raymond,

    Thats an insightful article.  Too often companies are hung up on the possible new features and not ROI of the device. 

    Good stuff!

    Rusty

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  2. findajobfaster

    good article.  this is good advice for small businesses as well as consumers.  It seems everyone finds themselves pressured to keep up with the newest release.  After we make our purchase then we realize that we really didn’t need it as bad as we thought.  It hasn’t really benefited my circumstances. 

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