Tech seems to be the solution to all our problems right now, but can they be a real help to businesses? There are many different areas of your business that can be a cause for concern, from that one staff member to general productivity issues, but there are many ways we can cut back on massive concerns and embrace tech to help us make the most out of our staff. It’s amazing how a little introduction of a small technical process can improve a business, and here are some ideas to spearhead in your company.
Making The Most Of IT Support. The first thing to discuss when it comes to tech in business is our reliance on it to do the work for us. In fact, if we have a network failure or we’re not protecting our systems enough it leaves us open to malware, ransomware, and a whole manner of viruses. Keeping your systems backed up and ahead of the game when it comes to preventing viruses are no-brainers. But you can also benefit from companies that provide IT Support and Consulting for businesses because they will have all the relevant knowledge. A managed service provider or a cloud supplier is just two of the things you need to have in place if you are to make the most of your IT capabilities.
Tackling Productivity. A long-held concern of businesses where staff members work remotely, or startups where the staff is fleeting, and can only work on a part-time basis, is if they are productive enough to help the business. You can tackle this issue in many different ways, but the simplest one is to connect their home devices to your network. This has been popularized in the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon, but if that is the most suitable option for you, you will need to bring in some strict policies to minimize the potential for viruses. Another smaller yet successful technique is to have your employees online on a messenger service like Google Hangouts. That way, if you have any concerns, they are at the other end. And if you need to speak to them properly, tools like WebEx or Skype will allow for an in-depth conversation. Another simple technique to aid productivity is the Pomodoro technique, and there is a website defining this here.
Increasing Communication. As well as Google Hangouts or Skype, there are some great methods that combine the IT and telephone aspects all into one useful package. VoIP (Voice-Over-Internet Protocol) is one such package. As the phone will connect to the internet rather than to a separate phone line, it helps to cut down on the costs, as well as VoIP service providers being able to give a decent, all-round service, which includes answering services, conference calling, and the usual phone services. The service can also be integrated with staff email accounts. So you could leave an answerphone message in someone’s email inbox if the service allowed it. Tech is improving at a speedy rate, and it can improve your business with haste too.
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