Some innovations are not as obvious as others. With familiarity comes complacence, and we often overlook the important things as we become reliant on them. We often forget the innovation of the past when looking to the glitz and glamour of the future.
Sometimes technology is difficult to understand, it’s not glossy or eye-catching. As such, it is overlooked whilst the innovations built upon it are lauded.
How we got here
In business, it’s easy to take for granted the inventions we rely on every day as we strive to be first with the next innovation.
For example, the way we organize data. The way we store, index and search information depends on alphabetization. Well-known perhaps, but rarely thought about in the context of how it shapes our businesses. The Latin alphabet – or the alphabet – as most of the Western world knows it, is the basis on which we have built everything. Consider the challenges of communication and collaboration without the alphabet.
Fast forward a few centuries, and think about the role transport innovation has played in shaping business today. The globalized network we rely on could not exist without the invention of the steamship, replacing sailing ships in commercial shipping – boosting speed and increasing size, so more commodities could be shipped more quickly than ever. Our global economy would not have got off the starting blocks without an efficient means of transporting the commodities it relies on.
Then look at the way we pay for those commodities now. The invention of the automated chip card by German electricalengineers Helmut Gröttrup and Jürgen Dethloff inthe sixties has completely transformed the way we do business, and with online payments completely mainstream, cash is less tangible than ever.
The future is always exciting, more so when you look at how far we’ve come. The last decade alone has seen the acceleration of technology at an unprecedented pace.
Samsung Printing Solutions is committed to making constant differences to the betterment of how we do business. Having availability to leverage Samsung’s other strong, leading and proven technologies, such as semiconductor, telecommunication, digital medis and digital convergence technologies, Samsung Printing Solutions can ensure truly innovative hardware to build solutions upon, as well as the intuitive interface that really catches the eye.So, which innovations do you most credit with evolving us to how we do business today?