“Not since the digital revolution in the early ’90s has technology placed such a comprehensive burden on business, employees and individuals to reinvent their business plans, services and products, and themselves to keep pace with the changing marketplace.” – Simon Mainwaring
We were recently asked by Commercial Integrator (CI) magazine to write a brief opinion of where our industry would be in 2021…five years from now. It didn’t take long for our CTO to jump on the opportunity to wax philosophical and process the answer. We are watching a consolidation of manufacturers, distributors and systems integrators. We are also witnessing the demise of some our brethren from conspiring economic conditions. So what to do? Easy answer…change and evolve as we have for nearly 50 years.
Our CTO, Jim Hatcher, provocatively draws the lines between life imitating art in his response to CI.
“I am suggesting that we have a paradoxical relationship with the technology we deploy and the market we create. This paradox will inevitably lead to the demise of Systems Integrators as a discrepancy continues to grow between the perceived value of technology and the perceived value of integration. By 2021 many of us will have inadvertently integrated ourselves out of business.” – Jim Hatcher, CTO, Human Circuit
To read all of Jim’s thoughts and other predictions on where the industry will be in five years, Click Here