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The Evolution of Communication Technology

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    Personal Digital Assistants (1996-2000)

    In 1996, Palm entered the PDA market with its line of devices named “Pilot.” Many of the original PDAs such as the Apple Newton and Palm Pilot were simple, having only a few buttons and a touchscreen—very modern for its time. The touchscreen PDAs that were intended for business use — such as the Palm Treo — offered full keyboards and scroll wheels. Businesses and government employees often relied on a form of PDAs known as enterprise digital assistants (EDAs) or mobile computers. These devices benefitted the military, supply chain management, package delivery, medical treatment and recordkeeping, facility maintenance, parking enforcement and hospitality with their ability to data capture (i.e., barcode readers and magnetic stripe readers).

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The Evolution of Communication Technology

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    Personal Digital Assistants (1996-2000)

    In 1996, Palm entered the PDA market with its line of devices named “Pilot.” Many of the original PDAs such as the Apple Newton and Palm Pilot were simple, having only a few buttons and a touchscreen—very modern for its time. The touchscreen PDAs that were intended for business use — such as the Palm Treo — offered full keyboards and scroll wheels. Businesses and government employees often relied on a form of PDAs known as enterprise digital assistants (EDAs) or mobile computers. These devices benefitted the military, supply chain management, package delivery, medical treatment and recordkeeping, facility maintenance, parking enforcement and hospitality with their ability to data capture (i.e., barcode readers and magnetic stripe readers).

Even before the emergence of technology, communication has been at the forefront of relationship building and business development. The changes in communication technology over the last four decades have been revolutionary. Now with more millennials in the workforce than baby boomers, the way we work and communicate with one another is changing. Ray Tomlinson’s recent passing further reminds us of how far communication has come since he founded email in 1971 and reset the standard of how we talk to each other.

Today, newer advancements like texting and messaging apps have spurred even more efficiency within workplace communication. We have come a long way since the days of written letters and memos. Even email has become a secondary form of communication in the workplace as chat platforms are taking over. In this slideshow, Kore, a bots-based messaging platform, presents milestones in workplace communication to show how it has evolved and what lies ahead for the future of work.