Technology trends change the way we do business just as much as they change our everyday lives. Never have we been able to do so much online, from banking transactions to converting our weight from kilograms into the equivalent number of ants (oh yes, there’s a website for that!).
Before the internet, people would look at you as if you were mad if you said you planned to work from home – but now, the wonder of technology allows businesses to employ people living in another country if they wish.
The one thing that is for sure, technology has increased customer expectation; whether goods or services, the expectations are high: They want fast responses, fast transactions and fast delivery.
It’s never been more important for business owners to keep up with technology trends and these four have really made their mark.
How many of these technology trends have you implemented in your business?
#1 Back-up To The Cloud
The opportunity to store data off-site using cloud solutions has brought a whole host of benefits to businesses. With zero infrastructure for backups needed, businesses are saving a wad load of cash. Not to mention the added security benefits; critical files are protected far tighter than any business could achieve in-house and if the unthinkable should happen, the data recovery process is quick and easy.
#2 Digital Workspaces
Digital workspaces like SharePoint have made life far easier and business far more efficient (we’ve reaped these benefits ourselves!). Historically, businesses may have had a shared drive to store files and share documents, but the beauty of SharePoint is it can be accessed remotely and securely from anywhere. Managers can be more flexible with home-working and are finally making use of that time commuting on the train!
#3 Communication Platforms
Instant messaging tools such as Slack and Teams have seen collaborative working efforts boom with success. They encourage better communication in-house with quick answers to quick questions, but the conference call and video call functions also enable effective home-working and regular meetings with clients across the seas without having to foot a bill for flights.
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Voice over IP has been one of the fastest-growing technologies in the world of business telecoms. Instead of calls being transmitted via an analogue signal, VoIP converts to a digital signal – and digital always comes out on top.
As well as saving businesses money they say ‘goodbye’ to traditional phone bills, digital telephony is also giving a better quality of audio and offering tonnes of professional features such as hold music, easy call diverting, and queue time management. VoIP systems are giving small businesses a real professional make-over.
Jupiter IT Is More Than IT Support – It’s IT Consultancy
Remember, at Jupiter IT, we’re about more than just resolving your IT issues and installing new hardware; we’re here to guide, advise and train our clients to make sure you’re getting the most from your tech. If you’re not using any of these technology trends in your business yet, get in touch, we’ll happily discuss which would see your business benefit the most.