There’s no question that we live in the technology age. Every day, new and interesting—and sometimes confusing—technology is being unveiled… and old technology becomes outdated!
The bottom line is that technological advancements can do great things for your business. Read on for some ideas:
1. Cloud Computing
If your small business’s data hasn’t moved onto the Cloud yet, now is a great time to make the transition. Cloud computing is a data-storing method that places all your company’s information into an Internet-based server, and it’s taking the small-business world by storm. What’s so great about cloud computing? For starters, it makes it so much easier for employees to work together and communicate. Whether people are working from home or traveling for business, they can access the information they need to get the job done. Your company’s efficiency and productivity will definitely get a boost from the Cloud.
2. Mobile Apps
Jump on the rewards program bandwagon! The modern method of generating brand loyalty is a digital card program that lets customers accumulate points and earn rewards for spending money at your business—all from their smartphones. Mobile apps also allow customers to stay up-to-date on new promotions and sales. Help your customers stay connected this way.
With the expansion of technology has come one nasty side effect: an increase in hacking and fraud. First and foremost, make sure to train employees. Don’t assume that they will know how to handle a potential attack. Make sure your staff is aware of all the most common avenues that the bad guys like to take –like various email scams and phishing scams. Second, don’t penny-pinch when it comes to securing the premises of your company’s office. A good security system that triggers an alarm being sent to the local police station is a must—especially if your business is an established one with lots of money’s worth of technology sitting in your building.
Technology is a great thing, but you should choose the technology that works best for your small business. For more ideas on what path you should take, visit www.biz2credit.com.