What Do You Need to Know About MASA and Why Does It Matter?

If you’re as much of a tech junkie as those of us here at Apto, you probably share a similar sense of fascination and appreciation for the ways technology can enhance life. We might even go as far as to say asking us to pick our favorite tech trend is like telling a kid they can’t ask Santa for anything when meeting him; we just can’t do it. Also, we don’t want a lump of coal in our stocking come Sunday since we’re banking on some fun, nerdy stocking stuffers. But, if we were to cave and make a list, Mesh App and Service Architecture (MASA) would certainly be on it. After all, if Gartner predicted MASA to be a top trend in the New Year, there’s gotta be something to it, right?

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What Do Retailers Need to Know to Embrace 3D Printing?

Living and participating in a world where our lives aren’t embedded in iPhones and business isn’t made possible by Microsoft software is tough to imagine… and to think that it only started 40 years ago. What most people don’t remember, though, is when Apple and Microsoft were in their infancy, so was this little thing called 3D printing. Ring any bells? We thought so.

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Is Technology a Good Thing for Society?

Nearly every aspect of life as we know is shaped by technology. Whether it’s developing a better understanding of topography around the world through satellite imagery, using digital devices to communicate in real-time with people on other continents, or relying on software to calculate the risk of buying and selling stocks, technology is one of the strongest threads woven into the fabric of our global society. As we saw last week, artificial intelligence could change the future of how we work. So, is deeply integrated technology a good thing for our society? Will it make the world stronger?

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