Back in 2002 I was 25, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake had just broken up and the band Nickelback had one of the biggest songs of the year, How you remind me.
Speaking of reminding you, do you ever think back to the origins of some of the tools we use in business every day now, and how they have evolved?
It's worth making sure that the way you operate your business is firmly in 2017.
It's hard to think of a world without the internet but back in 2002 9.1 per cent of the world's population were online, with only about three million websites to choose from.
Fast forward to now and 51 per cent of the world use the internet with over a billion websites on the web.
A webpage used to take 16 seconds to load whereas now we expect them to load in two. We also want them to be responsive to whatever device we're viewing them on and include videos and other media.
Having an internet presence is a big part of business. It gives your business a 24/7 advertisement and interaction platform for potential customers. They can use it to find your business and even gauge what their experience is like from reviews by others. Make sure you have some presence on the web and look to make sure your web page is smartphone friendly.
Every phone now has a camera and it is estimated close to a trillion photos are snapped annually on phones.
It's not only pictures of your loved ones on holidays or selfies that people are snapping, businesses are now using their smartphones to snap photos of receipts to upload to their accounting software with software such as Receiptbank.
If you're not sure if your business needs a technology update, check in with an adviser. If you don't keep up with the pace of change you could find your business stuck in the past - and with Nickelback for company, perhaps you don't want that.
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