Social Networking has literally taken the world by storm and people are quite frankly still trying to catch up. In the meantime the beat goes on and this technology is playing a huge role in changing so many industries. The Advertising, Marketing and IT industries have been effected by Social Media more than any other industry. At one time there were entire marketing departments for print, ads, layouts, materials etc. Social Media has changed this so much because traditional media and marketing channels are just NOT the route to go anymore. With this super quick transition to Social Media Marketing, companies now have to take a look at the need to even have in-house marketing and advertising teams anymore. Social Media Consultants, in some situations have taken the place of traditional marketing departments. The average Social Media Consultant works from home, so this minimizes the need for an in-house marketing staff substantially
Mobile Technology is one of the fastest growing technologies in the Web 2.0 age. Mobile phones allow people to be just that, MOBILE. This too, minimizes the need for in house workers in the traditional corporate office setting. It also allows employers to extend their talent reach beyond just one regional area. Mobile Technology literally allows employers to created a global workforce.
Cloud Technology further minimizes the need for employees in a traditional office because of the ability of contractors or employees to tap into a cloud based computer system.