Next-Generation Technologies Make Their Mark


During the pandemic, networks have emerged as the essential glue keeping people connected while apart. Jason Carolan, Chief Innovation Officer, Flexential, spoke about the profound changes occurring in the interconnectivity space allowing next-generation technologies to evolve at a rapid pace.

“The network has become a crucial platform,” Carolan said. “Think about how we’ve been able to order food and groceries to be delivered, get our prescriptions filled, and so forth … We’ve navigated to the platform that’s powered by the network, and that’s really saved us during this time.”

Access to technology commonplace to many businesses, such as VPNs, laptops and other communication tools, became front-and-center challenges during the pandemic as work shifted remotely almost overnight.

“I think the agility part of this is huge,” Carolan said.

Businesses and schools had to find ways to accommodate not only access to their platforms and systems. but reliable internet access. Today’s technological advancements made such remote work and learning possible.

One of the next-generation technologies playing a critical role in handling data flow and latency is edge computing.

“Instead of having centralized cloud platforms and data centers in relatively few locations, the edge will be in millions of locations. Edge will allow us to consume services quite differently from today and rely on them even more,” Carolan said.

Be sure to subscribe to our industry publication for the latest news, videos, and podcasts in the Software & Technology Industry.

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook –
LinkedIn –

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!


Can Fitness Be More Accessible?
How Technology Can Make Fitness More Accessible
October 20, 2021
  Key Points: Fitness members want an easy tool to use on their mobile device to manage classes, memberships, in-gym daycare and other fitness services provided by gyms. Customers of Daxko Read more
Helping Restaurants of All Sizes with the Restaurant Repair Process
Helping Restaurants of All Sizes with the Restaurant Repair Process
October 20, 2021
  Running a restaurant is hard work especially if you are a small business. There are a lot of tasks that go into day-to-day operations that can all be derailed if the wrong piece of equipment Read more
EP 26: VRF Systems Provide Flexible Heating & Cooling Options: 10 Minutes To A Better Building
October 20, 2021
On this episode of 10 Minutes To A Better Building, Host Tyler Kern talked with Jason Lawrence, Ductless Technical Specialist at Boland Trane, which provides HVAC solutions and a network of more than Read more