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How Do You Keep Up to Date with Technology Trends?

Published: August 6, 2018 | Updated: September 14, 2020
 

These days, IT trends and buzzwords come at you faster than Usain Bolt sprinting downhill – attached to a rocket booster. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things, Quantum Computing, Serverless Architecture and those are only some of the latest technology trends. It’s exciting to be alive in a time of so much change and opportunity, but it can also be a little scary. But no worries. Here are some surefire ways to keep up to date with technology trends.

Search for Current Technology Trends on Google

There are so many technology websites and blogs that cover the latest technology trends. The easiest way to find these websites is to search on Google. All you need to do is search something like “new technology” to see an endless list of results.

When you search for relevant topics such as “new technology in IT,” you don’t want insights from ten years ago. Easy fix. Just click “tools” and select the date range you want. As for which terms to search for, create a list of what interests you most. Add to it as your interests grow. A few starter keywords are listed in the intro paragraph above.

Also, for an even better experience, consider Google News. It functions like regular search, but Google News shows you the most recent and relevant results. Here, you’ll find some of the best technology news websites.

Bookmark and Revisit Technology Websites

After you find popular technology news websites, be sure to add them to your bookmarks. That way, you can quickly return to see the latest news whenever you want. Plus, if you use a browser like Google Chrome or Safari, you can view your bookmarks and stay up to date with technology on your mobile device.

Many technology websites break news up into specific categories for their users. So, if you’re especially interested in computers, you can view computer sections.

Stay Active with Technology Podcasts and Online Forums

Podcasts are great sources for the latest trends in technology and IT. You can find podcasts on popular platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, and more. Not sure which podcasts cover technology? Most podcasts platforms feature specific sections for technology. You’ll find a list of the most popular ones. Also, you can search for technology podcasts.

Internet forums (or “message boards”) are places where people have online conversations about shared interests. A simple Google search will result in hundreds of interesting options. If you’re really interested in technology, don’t be afraid to create accounts to be active on these forums.

Follow Technology Trends on Social Media

This includes Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks. The latest innovations and trends in IT often show up on social networks before they are picked up by the feedreaders. (And people said you were just wasting time on social media.)

Follow popular technology news outlets on social media to find out when they post new articles or stories. This is one of the best ways to stay up to date whenever there is technology news. Also, follow technology companies to learn more about new products or services.

Consider Information Technology Training

There is a huge variety of IT training available. From on-line tutorials to webcasts from conferences or events, to IT programs about the basics and more. You will find many links through your Google search of bloggers and podcasts.

IT training provides you with the knowledge and skills to not only follow new technology. You also learn how to be a professional who drives new technology!

How Can You become a Paid Member of the Information Technology Age?

Are you in love with all things IT? Consider making it official. Contact Charter College to find out which IT program is perfect for you. Make the decision today – and begin down the path toward a better life for you and your family. Don’t stay in a dead-end job, or a job you dislike. If you have the will, Charter College has the way to help you make it happen. Check out our IT career-training programs today.