In today’s fast paced business world, technology has become as essential to success as a great idea. It’s a great equaliser that puts even the smallest business on equal footing with the big players.
Let’s take a look at 5 top tech themes that will define 2015.
Ditching in-house hardware
Out with the old and in with the new. Server rooms and bulky desktop machines are out, in favour of mobile devices, tablets and the humble MacBook. Getting rid of paraphernalia such as desktops, printers, monitors, servers and network switches will save you money and reduce clutter.
Can you team up with another business to save on IT costs? Do you really need to travel to meet clients when you can collaborate on the cloud or via Skype?
Savvy businesses are constantly looking towards technology to reduce their expenses. Have you considered setting up a hot-desk facility within your business, where multiple employees share the same connection? It’s becoming a great way to meet and network with other professionals, and share ideas.
How much could your business save by dropping your premises and going virtual?
Many businesses are already completely virtual, with no physical office and employees spread across the globe. As more workers connect online, the depth of outsourced talent available will substantially boost competitiveness and resilience to market fluctuations.
Even more mobile
As younger people enter the workforce, mobile use continues to gain momentum and shape the way we do business. As well as enabling you to do business from anywhere you happen to be, a modern smartphone has the capability to replace your camera, video recorder, scanner, and desktop computer.
With less physical hardware to buy, and cloud delivery of service and upgrades, the opportunities presented by mobile products are vast.
Have you considered using BNZ PayClip? It’s a fast and secure way to accept Visa and MasterCard credit and debit card payments from your smartphone. It’s just what you need if you have a mobile business or work from places without Internet access.
Less paper, more cloud backups
Do you really need to hold on to your paper records? With businesses embracing cloud accounting solutions, backups, and security measures, the need for stacks of paper files is increasingly redundant.
If your data is valuable to your business, it needs to be protected and treated as a business asset. But if it’s sitting there for a rainy day, it’s time to be ruthless.
What are your tech solutions for 2015?