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The 5 Changing Trends of AI and Their Impact on the Workplace

As with any technology, GAGE aims to educate businesses on evolving AI trends and how to leverage them for profitable, safe, productive use. AI has dominated headlines because it will redefine, eliminate, or transform the vast majority of industries. As an IT expert, we are compelled to share its insights. As AI tools become ubiquitous in everyday work, companies must implement governance to minimize risks but implemented strategically, AI unlocks immense potential. 

Trend #1: Whether organizations are aware of it or not, employees are already using AI tools to perform their jobs. Estimates hover near two-thirds of employees. 

Many employees are already making AI tools part of their daily routine. The benefits of which are obvious; increased productivity, expanded creativity, and more efficient outcomes. However, there are also risks associated with supercharging their productivity through AI tools. For example, in industries that require strict confidentiality or compliance standards, AI can easily be misused by well-intentioned employees who upload sensitive documents to unsecured AI tools in order to help them work faster, unknowingly opening the company up to liability risks. 

Trend #2: The proliferation of AI tools is exposing companies to more unforeseen risks. 

A lawyer using AI for case briefings faced fines for compliance violations. Different regions have varied data protection policies; for instance, California has strict privacy laws, and New York mandates AI hiring regulations. Rapid AI development poses liability risks for companies, even for actions they aren’t aware of. However, AI also offers solutions to reduce liability, such as AI-Compliance Checker tools in regulated industries like insurance. AI is increasingly accepted in fields like cybersecurity for preemptive protection against human error, such as phishing scams. This acceptance will likely grow as AI proves its ability to safeguard companies.

Trend #3: Smarter Intent. 

AI is evolving beyond processing text requests to understanding implied meanings and goals. Google’s Gemini exemplifies this multimodal AI capability. For instance, if a user asks to remove the background from an image, the AI can infer that they’re creating a logo for their software business. It can then suggest domain availability, assist in website building, and even recommend strategic partners. As AI becomes smarter, users rely less on generating prompts, unlocking greater potential.

Trend #4: More Fluid Collaboration Between Various AI Tools. 

AI models are now collaborating more effectively, transcending their previous limitations. Previously, they operated within their own capabilities, such as text-based or photo-based outputs. However, they are now starting to work together, resulting in a true “assistant” that can tackle complex problems akin to human experts. For instance, during surgery, AI could analyze images, search databases, and alert surgeons to abnormalities. This level of interoperability was a major obstacle to AI’s growth but is now accelerating its capabilities.

Trend #5: Explosive Growth When Startups Capitalize on Opportunities. 

Hundreds of startups will provide specialized AI solutions for various industries in the coming years. While some will deliver significant value, others will fade quickly. Business owners require access to vetted vendors for reliability and trustworthiness, as AI tools are only as dependable as their creators.

Jason Landry, VP of Sales of GAGE, commented on these trends and said, “The key is governance – establishing rules, monitoring enforcement, and course-correcting. We partner with clients for safe, strategic AI adoption that is focused on increasing their profitability. When it comes to AI, the gains for productivity and efficiency are immense, but so are the threats if not properly managed. As an IT expert for many years, we look forward to guiding companies through their AI journey.”

If you or your business have any questions regarding AI and its potential impact on your operations, please don’t hesitate to reach out to GAGE today. We’re here to assist you in navigating the transformative world of artificial intelligence.

GAGE Employs AI for Enhanced IT Security and Rapid Customer Support



Baton Rouge-based managed technology service provider, GAGE, is integrating AI (artificial intelligence) systems to detect potential malicious activity in IT. Their AI, termed knowledge management, gathers diverse, yet similar, data to build comprehensive datasets related to customer and product activities. 


This AI will enhance customer support by offering predictive insights and facilitating effective IT solutions. The incorporation of AI is expected to reduce customer service response time by 30%, achieved through pattern recognition in plain language for improved technical support. The primary aim is to enhance the detection of security-threatening events for users and their systems. To learn more about this article, visit the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

The Future of AI Integrated Cybersecurity Defense Strategies for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

The Future of AI Integrated Cybersecurity Defense Strategies for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses | Gage Telephone

AI (artificial intelligence) is starting to play a key role in cybersecurity defense systems for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Most businesses are becoming aware of how prevalent phishing attempts, identity theft and ransomware attacks have become in recent years and Gage is doing its part to help businesses put a stop to it, by sharing the technology industry’s response to more sophisticated attacks. Gage protects the interests of its clients by remaining on the forefront of technology’s latest advancements and it is actively advising SMBs on the potentials that AI integration promises for cybersecurity in the very near future.

“Whenever we talk about AI integrated into technology, the most common application that our clients are aware of is how facial recognition cameras can integrate with AI. With an appropriate data set, AI can proactively suggest a course of action based on a target’s background, prior behaviors, and other factors. This has obvious benefits for enhancing the security of any physical location,” stated Landry, VP of Sales of Gage. “However, AI is becoming more central to every facet of cybersecurity, as well. While the applications are still growing in widespread popularity, many business owners will soon be faced with this question: should I put my business on a ‘Smart Network’ or just on ‘a network?’”

As more businesses utilize key SaaS (software-as-a-service) apps like Slack, Office 365, GSuite and Salesforce to power their operations, the more attractive those services have become to cybercriminals. Gage is now leveraging AI to heighten defenses so that businesses can continue to work with their favorite SaaS applications, but can also rest assured that their access to those mission-critical programs remains 100% secure. AI is like adding another layer to an organization’s security stack that constantly evolves into a better version of itself.

AI is also entering the cybersecurity space as a tool for research and marketing purposes. Some AI-enabled applications can cross-analyze multiple publicly available databases to help businesses find their ideal clients’ names, email addresses, phone numbers and other relevant information in real-time. “AI is absolutely exploding, right now,” added Landry. “The fact that technology can learn, become smarter and more efficient, means ultimately that the businesses who harness AI now, are poised to gain significant competitive advantages in their industry. In other words, the gap between early adopters and laggards is widening.”

The main driver for AI-based technology is simple: since cybercriminals have access to more advanced technologies, they have continued to devise new methods of infiltrating networks. Since those are built on the back of AI, the solution for SMBs who want to operate securely, must meet those strategies with equally sophisticated cyber defense tools. With the proper AI infrastructure, SMBs can not only outpace the innovation curve of cybercriminals, but they can also enhance their security across every area of the organization.