Contact us today!
(800) 588-4430

Telesys Voice and Data Blog

Telesys Voice and Data has been serving the Richland Hills area since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Technology Has Played a Part in Shaping How We Celebrate the Season

Technology Has Played a Part in Shaping How We Celebrate the Season

The holiday season has always been one of deep-seated traditions, some that draw from ancient customs, and some that are inspired by more contemporary trends. These traditions have been shaped, and often inspired by, the technology available in the day. Today, we’ll reflect on how the technologies we have now have impacted our celebratory traditions.

Holiday Cards
While the practice of sending holiday cards has always seen dips and rises, today’s technology has largely reduced the popularity of a physical card sent in the mail. Social media has made it much easier to keep in regular touch with friends and relatives and stay up-to-date on the events in their life. As a result, the importance of a holiday card or self-produced family newsletter has diminished. Additionally, the younger generations are less accustomed to physical correspondence, and so are not likely to change their preferred means of communication -- social media and other digital avenues -- during a single season.

Automation to Make Life Easier
There is no denying that this time of year is a stressful one, with so many considerations to make in preparation for celebrating the holiday. This stress is only added to that which comes from the tasks of everyday life, that unfortunately, doesn’t go away during these weeks.

However, the ability that we have today to automate many tasks through technology can help to simplify things. The menial, but necessary, tasks like grocery shopping and paying bills can be set to automatically take place, freeing up schedules to be filled with holiday concerns.

Shopping
Regardless of what you see as being “the reason for the season,” it is undeniable that retail and commercialism are a significant portion of the holiday. As such, it should come as no surprise that technology has made a considerable impact on this tradition as well. The rise of online retailers has forced brick-and-mortar stores to adapt and integrate their online presence with their physical location, as well as offer an improved shopping experience for those who do visit in person.

Furthermore, stores are embracing technologies to improve their own processes as well. Online price tracking allows a customer to increase their chances of finding the best available deal, while smart shelves and beacon technology allows them to find the item they’re looking for while it is in-stock. NFC technology, or near-field communication, provides these shoppers with a more convenient means of completing a transaction with their mobile device.

However, it is also undeniable that online shopping is booming. With so many retailers competing for their shoppers’ dollars, the holiday season is one of the biggest times of the year to find sales, bargains, and other incentives. Specialized browser plugins can help shoppers find the best deals (or discount codes) for the items they are searching for as well.

Of course, this is just a small sample of the effects that technology has had on the holiday season. What other changes can you think of?

From all of us at Telesys Voice and Data, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and great success in the new year.

Comments

 
No comments yet
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, 22 April 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Blog Archive

Free Consultation

Sign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation

How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up Now!

Free Consultation
 

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Cloud Best Practices Hackers Privacy Malware Business Computing Productivity Business Email Microsoft Internet Windows 10 Hosted Solutions Backup Ransomware Computer IT Services Software Network Security Managed Service Provider Android Smartphone Mobile Devices User Tips Google Managed IT services IT Support Workplace Tips Hardware Browser Communication Social Media Business Continuity Efficiency Outsourced IT Disaster Recovery Smartphones App Innovation Data Management Upgrade Small Business Business Management Office Cloud Computing Data Holiday Server Remote Monitoring Office 365 Windows Miscellaneous WiFi Data Backup Facebook Microsoft Office Artificial Intelligence Gmail Spam Big Data Internet of Things Network Encryption Password Firewall Robot Apps Phishing Hosted Solution Data Recovery Recovery Mobile Device Management Customer Service Office Tips Tip of the week Employer-Employee Relationship Productivity Saving Money Risk Management Remote Computing Cybersecurity Word Unified Threat Management Hacker Chrome Passwords How To Content Filtering Apple Government Save Money Avoiding Downtime Paperless Office Money Infrastructure Work/Life Balance Wi-Fi Tech Term Windows 10 Operating System Telephone Systems Two-factor Authentication Document Management Settings VoIP Business Growth Analytics Vendor Management Presentation Data Security The Internet of Things Applications IT Support Computers Alert Customer Relationship Management Managed IT Services Outlook Data storage Bandwidth Computing IT Management Education Cybercrime Antivirus Health Virtual Reality Mobile Device Managed IT Data loss SaaS Hacking BYOD Social Mobile Computing Website Tech Support communications Mouse YouTube Information Technology Collaboration Unified Communications Humor Scam Legal Vulnerability File Sharing LiFi Analyitcs Twitter Monitors Politics VPN Travel Identity Theft Google Drive Websites Automation Virtual Private Network Physical Security Augmented Reality Going Green Specifications Taxes Botnet IBM HIPAA Running Cable Server Management Printing Mobile Security Samsung Licensing User Maintenance Bring Your Own Device Search Sports Storage Digital Payment Retail IT service Cortana Virtualization Best Practice Computer Care Administration Lithium-ion battery Project Management Business Owner Training IT solutions Safety Business Technology Marketing Wireless Technology Tablet Automobile Upgrades Wireless Budget Downtime End of Support Competition Administrator Disaster 3D Printing Shortcut Fort Worth Superfish Blockchain Cameras Digital Windows 8 Chromebook GPS Network Congestion eWaste Domains business communications systems Staff Multi-Factor Security Law Enforcement Google Maps flu shot IT Sevices Uninterrupted Power Supply Unsupported Software 5G Compliance Entrepreneur Patch Management Application Permissions CCTV Spyware Emoji Tracking Users Display Environment Public Speaking Internet Protocol Flexibility Google Calendar Gadget Fort Worth IT Solid State Drive Mobile Data Hacks Regulations Networking Fraud How To Troubleshooting VoIP streamlines Operations Heating/Cooling Legislation DFW IT Service Hard Disk Drive Current Events Social Networking Hard Drives Net Neutrality G Suite Firefox Processors Laptop Virtual Desktop business network infrastructure Wearable Technology Phone System Servers Smart Technology Motion Sickness Motherboard Halloween Google Docs Refrigeration Techology Internet Exlporer Assessment Supercomputer Help Desk Writing data services Software as a Service Mail Merge Distributed Denial of Service Deep Learning Personal Information Fun Router Scary Stories Disaster Resistance IT Consultant Consultation IT Budget Machine Learning Social Engineering User Error IT Technicians Statistics Technology Tips Address Managed IT Service Meetings Computer Repair Modem Undo Proactive IT Hotspot Cleaning Notifications Relocation Software Tips iPhone IP Address Mirgation Bluetooth Comparison Redundancy Break Fix Webcam Corporate Profile Alt Codes Electronic Medical Records Google Wallet Cookies Dark Data IT Consulting Language Quick Tips Printer Crowdsourcing Private Cloud Mobile Office Migration Black Friday Dark Web Point of Sale WannaCry Typing Drones Nanotechnology Buisness Data Breach Computing Infrastructure Time Management Access Control Error Cabling Chatbots Cyber Monday Data Warehousing Cryptocurrency Knowledge Technology Laws Alerts PowerPoint Network Management SharePoint Identity flu season Consumers Lenovo Microsoft Excel Web Server VoIP Bitcoin Update Staffing Experience Unified Threat Management Cooperation Touchscreen Downloads BDR

Top Blog

Don't be Afraid to Replace Got an older PC that's causing you a lot of issues? Older technology is typically more expensive to run, and after a while, it's cheaper to simply buy a new desktop than it is to continue pouring money into something that always seems broken. It's a great time to buy wo...
QR-Code