Some technology tools to enhance business

Print Friendly
November 23, 2012
Technology ToolsBusiness owners and entrepreneurs should switch to modern technology and take the help of modern methods and tools to enhance their business. The modern methods of communication have completely reduced the distance between you and your customer. Keeping in touch with the customer is no longer a time consuming process and you have a number of methods to communicate with your customers and keep them appraised of your latest products. We give here a few of the modern technological tools to enhance your business.

Good IT infrastructure with security

A secure information technology IT network is one of the essentials for your business, no matter what its size or regardless of the nature of business. If your IT infrastructure is housed in a data centre, there is all the more reason for your data to be secure. Make sure that the delicate infrastructure and information are safe in a secure environment with the necessary back up, and you will not have to worry any more.

VoIP Phone Systems

It is necessary for small businesses to be excellent at customer service or they will be easily overcome by the competition. They should be able to adapt quickly to changing customer needs and keep a good control over product cost, quality and sales. Small businesses are doing remarkably well by using this technology and utilizing its powerful potential. Hosted VoIP phone systems have become very popular which help small businesses to quickly get to the market with advanced features for call management with minimal or no capital investment.

Web conferencing or Online Meetings

At times when you are not able to meet the client personally or wish to contact a prospective customer who is far away, you can infuse a remote workforce through a well supported online or web conferencing platform. This facility will allow small businesses to maintain connectivity with customers and employees across distances and also get into touch with prospective customers. You have the advantage of not being present there physically yet virtually getting the work completed.

Backup for your important business data

It is imperative to have a data backup in the case of power failure, and should you not have any facility for backup, the drastic loss that you would suffer cannot be estimated and for small businesses to lose such essential t data and information such as financial statements, or client account details can be very devastating.

High Speed Internet for Businesses

A high -performing high-speed internet connection is a must for a small business which is on the growth path. Without internet connectivity you become a non-entity in the web world. The internet keeps you online and connected with clients, vendors, and customers constantly – any time of the day or night. To ensure your business is making the most of your internet connection, it is better to look around and invest in the most suitable
internet technology. When a prospective client is making an import purchase decision, and if your internet connectivity goes down, can you expect to have any business.

Advanced Mobile technology

Today the concept of a fixed workplace has undergone a complete change. A workplace, nowadays, is wherever the owner of the business desires to be – there is no fixed workplace. There is really no scheduled working time and employees and staff have access to each other at all times. This is made possible by the advent of mobile technology, in particular the smart phone, through which the ability to work remotely has become an advantage for smaller companies which need to keep their overheads under control. Investing in mobile technology and also linking up with an IT provider who is able to integrate applications and server access will enable small businesses to maximize employee productivity and ultimately the profitability of the business.

Entrepreneurial Learning

The author says that a secure information technology (IT) network is one of the essentials for your business, no matter what its size or regardless of the nature of business. A business should be able to adapt quickly to changing customer needs and keep a good control over product cost, quality and sales. Hosted VoIP phone systems have become very popular which help small businesses to quickly get to the market with advanced features for call management with minimal or no capital investment.

Image courtesy: FreeDigitalPhotos.net



More in Featured Article, Hardware, Leveraging Technology
digital-healthcare
Digital revolution in Kenya’s healthcare system

The Clinton Health Access Initiative commonly know as ‘Chai‘ is doing wonderful work in transforming Kenya’s paper-based healthcare system to

Close