As a business, you should always be looking to see how your business can become more efficient, and at the same time save on resources. Simply moving along with your business continuing to run things the way that you’ve always run them is an easy way for a competitor to step in and one up you - due to a more efficient process, product, service, or package.
Startups. They’re popping up thick and fast and they’re shaking up the way we do business. Startups are highly connected, innovative and they’re not afraid to use the latest technology to benefit their day to day business, customers and their employees. We’ve identified some of the ways startups are changing the workplaces of today. Take notes – we’ll all need to get on board to stay competitive.
Regardless of industry, to retain a competitive edge and a thriving organisational operation, keeping up with business and technology trends should be an integral part of any business’ strategy. Technology has come a long way since the desktop computer, fundamentally changing the way we operate.
Information technology systems are embedded at the core of every project and every aspect of work, from correspondence between parties, timeline constructions to even the community’s first point of access, the website. The numerous interconnected and networked features of IT systems, mean a small problem with one system may have an unforeseen complication with another, resulting in waves of disruption to future workflows.
One of the many decisions small to medium sized businesses face when implementing operating systems and processes is around email and document management – and the question usually comes down to Office 365 or Hosted Exchange. Hosted Exchange basically means renting an off-site sever in a secure location that will enable office processes to occur on-site.
Many businesses today are increasingly turning to managed service providers, with IT one of the most popular services being outsourced. And it makes sense. IT is an integral part of your business operations and it is imperative it is managed effectively, is secure, and safe from threats.
We are sure you have heard the news over the weekend, however in case you are unaware, a massive RansomWare attack (largest in history) has hit over 230,000 computers in 99 countries, demanding ransom payments in bitcoin in 28 languages. The attack has been described by Europol as "unprecedented in scale".
Changing technologies mean changes to workplaces and how we work and interact with each other. Physical workplaces are becoming virtual, with people logging in to work in different time zones and locations around the world. These changes to the traditional workplace have seen a growth in enterprise collaboration tools, with Microsoft’s Office 365 at the forefront.
Big data is abundant, and it can provide companies with enormous competitive advantage in terms of marketing and research. Yet once you’ve got that data, the challenge is to keep it secure. The increased adoption of web based, mobile and cloud based applications means data is accessible from a number of different platforms and therefore vulnerable to hacking and security breaches.
In the digital landscape of 2017, businesses that want to maintain a competitive edge are implementing new technologies as soon as they hit the market, realising it impacts every element of their day to day operations. Most businesses understand technology will the affect operating systems and processes of their organisation - clever businesses are also realising technology affects the employees they attract, recruit and retain.