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Technology in your business

Technology in your business

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Technology is evolving at an extremely rapid pace. For the business sector, this can be both good and bad news. Good news, because people in the work force will be allowed the unique benefit of newer and better tools to more sufficiently complete their jobs, with shorter lead-times; and bad news because this new technology in your business can mean updating computers, servers, software and operating platforms every few years. However, the pros far outweigh the cons, because it can mean more productivity and higher profit margins if using CRM software for example. Here are 5 benefits of updating your office technology.

  1. Updating your office technology in your business will allow you to keep up with other businesses in your sector. This doesn’t mean you need the newest and most expensive CRM software, or the shiniest computers, but it does mean that your operating system should be up to date so that your business is running at the same speed as other businesses, or faster. Many times a simple upgrade is all that is neeeded.Many of these platforms are very easy for employees to learn and training is minimal.
  2. Also, not upgrading to new technology in your business can slow down productivity. For instance, if your computers are on an old operating system or the computers themselves are older models, it can slow down work productivity by up to 30% to 40%. This can be an enormous margin when it comes to your business’ bottom line.
  3. One of the biggest benefit of upgrading your office technology is that you can you get rid of excess machines and make much better use of the available space. For instance, fax machines are bulky and obsolete. You can easily switch to a digital fax platform, like rapidfax.com.
  4. Upgrading office technology can also save you money by cutting down on unnecessary tasks for employees to complete, which can increase overtime. Many new computers and programs can open up the opportunity for only one employee to complete a complicated task, where before it took two, three or even more employees. In these tough financial times, sometimes it is necessary to cut costs wherever you can. Upgrading your technology can do this by streamlining production so that you can increase profit and make your company run more efficiently.
  5. Perhaps the toughest decision to make with respect to technology, especially if you are in the “Baby Boomer” generation, is to adopt Social Media, namely, Facebook, LinkedIn and  Twitter. We are going to have a future series on Social Media but if we are doing business with or selling to people from ”Generation X” (born from 1960 -1980) or “Generation Y” (born after 1980) we cannot ignore Social Media.
Chris Creed
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