Business Technology

Technology Upgrades That Will Help Your Business Compete

There's no denying that technology has worked its way into our personal and business lives. You're likely attached to your computer and phone for a good amount of time during any given day. That's why businesses who want to thrive can't sit around and work the same way they always have.

As a leader in or of your company, it's up to you to grab the bull by the horns and make change happen. There's no reason to be afraid of technology. It exists to make your life and job easier and customers more satisfied. See the technology upgrades that will help your business compete.

The Cloud

If you're not already, it's time to check out and implement working in the cloud. Centralize efforts and track issues all in one place. Get access from anywhere at any time to keep the right people informed of important communications. Share documents quickly and efficiently as to not hold up the timing on any projects. You'll be able to sleep at night knowing your data is secure, safe and easily accessible, should you have to retrieve information on the spot.

How Can Technology Help Your Small Business?

When you are running a small business, it is advisable to use technology to help you work smarter. That means you need to use technology to your advantage so that you can concentrate and focus on other more important matters. However, not all small businesses know just what's out there that can help them do this. Here are a few of the ways technology can be used to help your business run smoothly.

Marketing

Your marketing campaign may be partly based on local advertising but more than likely using your website, but there are other avenues open to you that can get your reach even further. Although social media platforms are the favored method of reaching audience, do not dismiss e-mails as a way of targeting your audience by sending personalized messages that appeal to their likes and preferences. If you start an email list with your existing customers, you can send them regular updates with your latest offers and products. E-mails that are personalized are more likely to be read and acted upon.

Why Understanding Technology is Essential for Business Professionals

You used to be able to learn how to operate a PC on your own and be ready to run a company. Now, you have to be able to use the web, troubleshoot, install and activate software and save files to various locations. A lot of time is wasted by businesses that refuse to accept the fact that technology really is their friends. Companies will never go back to sending time sensitive correspondences in the mail when they have computers they can use to send emails. You might be willing to turn on your PC every day, but if you don't understand what technologies are important to your business, you can pretty easily get stuck going in circles. 

Business Technology Improves Speed

How often are you surprised when you anticipate that it will take days to do something and it is instead completed in hours, thanks to technology? Technology can increase the speed of certain tasks phenomenally. Think of all the companies that are using internal messaging to communicate within small buildings just because it is faster to type than it is to walk down the hall. Things done with technology happen faster and more effectively.

Business Technology Literacy in the #CloudComputing Era

Grazed from SysConMedia. Author: David H. Deans.

What if you could deploy a new IT service shortly after you defined the requirements? And, just imagine the bliss, if your IT spend could directly translate into a competitive advantage. Predicting the ROI would be relatively easy. You would be the envy of your peer group. Unfortunately, as most senior executives already know, it's never that simple.

Typically, you perform the technology assessment due diligence up-front, you place your bets based upon the most compelling guidance, and then you closely monitor the results. It's an iterative process, where confidence builds over time. Maybe that's why new business technology spending tends to be aligned with a past success...

Business technology literacy in the cloud computing era

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: David H Deans.

What if you could deploy a new IT service shortly after you defined the requirements? And, just imagine the bliss, if your IT spend could directly translate into a competitive advantage. Predicting the ROI would be relatively easy. You would be the envy of your peer group. Unfortunately, as most senior executives already know, it's never that simple.

Typically, you perform the technology assessment due diligence up-front, you place your bets based upon the most compelling guidance, and then you closely monitor the results. It's an iterative process, where confidence builds over time. Maybe that's why new business technology spending tends to be aligned with a past success. But this procurement model doesn't adapt very well in response to unanticipated significant market events or the rapid acceleration of unplanned technology migrations. Moreover, tight budgets and other resource constraints can severely limit an organisation's ability to react quickly to changing environments...