Digital Economy

Why Technology Should Be Your First Focus At Your Business

If you own a business, you have to remain knowledgeable when it comes to technology, especially in this digital age and reliance on electronics. Spend time diving in deeper to discover the advantages of having it become a bigger part of your operation.

It has so much to offer that it's worth taking a look at all it can do for you and your company. If you want to compete in your industry and draw in more customers, then it's highly recommended you welcome aboard more technology solutions at your workplace. In fact, it should be your first focus for several reasons that are worth exploring further.

Allows Employees to Work from Home

Working from home is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. More and more employees are looking to work for companies who offer a work from home opportunity so they can create more work-life balance in their lives. Being tied down to a desk all day isn't attractive to those looking for a new job, and they're going to gravitate toward companies with more flexibility. All your employees truly need to work remotely is a laptop, an Internet connection and access to important files from their home. This is also good for you being the owner because you can conduct business from anywhere in the world using the proper technology.

The cloud's role in the new digital economy

Grazed from FCW. Author: Bill Aubin.

We're in an intense era of digital transformation in which every industry is experiencing a shift. And out of this shift we've seen the rise of a new digital economy. Some consider that economy -- driven by the arrival of new computer technology and a generation of people dedicated to innovation -- to be the next Industrial Revolution.

The proof is everywhere: the prevalence of sharing services such as Uber and Postmates, automated business solutions, chatbots and more. Government agencies are under increasing pressure to adapt to the new economy while also facing the challenge of being a growing target for cyberattacks...

Plugging into the Digital Economy via the Cloud

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Mike Vizard.

Everywhere anyone turns these days business executives are using terms such as digital or service economy interchangeably, while the more technically inclined often tend to refer to the same business phenomenon as the API Economy. Regardless of what you call it, there is clearly a massive hunger for to deliver multiple forms of digital content around products and services that can be easily monetized.

Whether it’s a car or a turbine, every company that makes something is trying to figure out what digital services can be created that enhance the existing customer experience. The challenge that most of those organizations face is that most of them don’t have any mechanism in place to actually do any of that...

Cloud computing at the forefront of the digital economy

 Grazed from European Commission.  Author: Editorial Staff.

The recent evidence provided in the study on the "Uptake of Cloud in Europe" confirms the increasing adoption of cloud services in the EU by industry according to the size of their business and country of origin.  Furthermore, the research indicates that from 2015 to 2020 cloud computing can create 1 million new jobs in Europe.

This potential was a significant factor in the development of the Commission's strategy for a Digital Single Market, such that cloud has a prominent and visible role to enhance the digital economy.  With this more prominent role come more challenges...