10 tech items that won’t be around in 5 years

Oct 18, 2012

What commonplace things won’t be around five years from now? LinkedIn posed that question to 7,000 professionals around the globe and here is what will likely go the way of Palm Pilots.

  1. Tape recorders (79%)
  2. Fax machines (71%)
  3. Rolodexes (58%)
  4. Standard working hours (57%)
  5. Desk phones (35%)
  6. Desktop computers (34%)
  7. Formal business attire - suits, ties, pantyhose, etc. (27%)
  8. Corner offices for managers/executives (21%)
  9. Cubicles (19%)
  10. USB thumb drives (17%)

The new school of must haves included:

  • Tablets (55%)
  • Cloud storage (54%)
  • Flexible working hours (52%)
  • Smartphones (52%)

Read more from AccountingWeb.

You can also catch a lively discussion of the latest technology tools during the Gizmos and Gadgets session at the Cleveland Accounting Show, Oct. 24-25. Get the CPE you need from sessions targeted to your job. Register today!