With businesses relying so much on technology to accomplish just about everything, IT undoubtedly has an imperative role to play. It makes sense that you would want your organization's IT to deliver as much value as possible. Listed below are three IT-centric processes that are primed to help your business accomplish this.
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The pandemic gave businesses a reason to innovate that cannot be disputed, although many have let the opportunity pass them by. Consider how technology has assisted businesses in various industries in their operations as they have needed to adjust to this COVID-19 era.
For most of the past years small business owners have been raked over the coals; dealing with sudden economic and political shifts isn’t great on the budget and in fact, many businesses haven’t made it this far. If yours has, you are almost certainly looking for value in every business investment that you make. There are few investments that you can make for your business that carry more value than managed IT services.
Seeing as technology is a critical component of most modern business processes, it is basically guaranteed that it will benefit your operations to abide by a few particular best practices. These practices are reviewed below so you can move forward and utilize your technology to its highest capabilities.
We’re finally getting close to the end of 2020. Has it been a long year for you? Has it gone by fast, or brutally slow?
Either way, it’s time to look at 2021. A fresh start, a clean slate. One thing all business owners and C-levels need to take into consideration for 2021 - their people.
Alas, we are not yet past concern of COVID-19 and the impact that it has had on business survivability. With “business as usual” requiring a few drastic adjustments to continue, it is imperative that small businesses are able and willing to embrace these changes. Research conducted by Salesforce presented in their fourth Small & Medium Business Trends Report shows that many businesses are seeing the importance of these changes.
While it’s difficult to say anything positive about the COVID-19 pandemic, it has given many business owners the motivation to gain a few more technical skills. Many have sought to enhance their own grasp on the software, marketing, and telecommunications that their business relies on each day. As these business owners have done so, they have often turned to a very popular resource: YouTube.
The world isn’t the same as it was this time last year. With months of question marks surrounding business, and with more people than ever searching for their place, businesses have had to make some operational concessions that, if we were to assess the situation today, don’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon.
Disasters happen. If your organization fails to plan for the worst, then when something horrible does happen, you could be looking at catastrophe. However, if you have a comprehensive continuity plan in place, you have a fighting chance. Listed below are some of the elements you absolutely must address when creating your business’ continuity plan.
If you haven’t kept your most current policies and procedures recorded somewhere, you absolutely must rectify this as soon as possible. A written guide to your business’ policies and procedures is imperative because it gives your team a resource to turn to for an answer to any questions concerning their employment. Listed below are some things you must include in your written employee handbook.
Disasters happen. Although this may not be the kind of thing you want to consider in terms of your business’ operations, it is something that must be done if you want to be prepared for the moment when a disaster occurs (as so many businesses are now learning firsthand). Listed below are a few best practices and tips to help you stay positive during this, and other, serious crises.
While COVID-19 has mostly dominated the public awareness and created massive interruptions to businesses of all sizes, small businesses have clearly been impacted the most, essential and non-essential businesses alike. Naturally, this doesn’t mean that large enterprises and corporations aren’t also impacted. The difference is that these enterprises and corporations are sometimes better equipped to do something about it… which many have.
CEO, business shorthand for Chief Executive Officer; it may be a title that you hold yourself. While the CEO of a company is obviously imperative, it is important to consider what other c-level roles should also be filled. As a technology-centric company, we often consider roles like the CIO, the CTO, and soon enough, the CDO to be just as critical.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions famously provides businesses with some crucial cost savings. While this may be the extent of many people’s understanding of its value, VoIP has a significantly more to offer. Listed below are just a few of its benefits to provide insight into what makes VoIP such a great choice for modern organizations.
How worried are you with your organization's cybersecurity? When you envision your business in the future, do you see yourself constantly fighting cyberattacks, or paying ransom? Hopefully not, but what if cybersecurity turns into one of the hardest parts to maintaining a steady business? Below is a look into the future and hypothesize what your organization may need to do to defend against cybercriminals.
For the small business looking to enhance both their communications system and their IT budget, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a great solution. VoIP provides clear and reliable calling services that some landline services just don’t offer.
Thanks to the growing abilities of modern computing networks, businesses have been able to experience increased productivity. One such capability, cloud computing, has permitted businesses to reach outside of their physical location to conduct their operations. Below is a review of some of cloud computing’s other advantages.
Productivity is always going to be a significant factor in the workplace. While you want to encourage your employees to get work done, you don’t want to be too tyrannical; it could have the exact opposite of your desired effect. How can you make sure that your employees are staying on-task and focused on their goals? The first step is understanding their motivations and long-term goals.
While each modern business has its own balance of company culture and processes, there are certain varieties of software that all modern organizations in operation should be leveraging. Below we go over what these solutions are, and how they can benefit your business.
Technology has altered the culture of some office environments, for better or worse. While we tend to err on the side of implementing IT as being worth the risk, it’s always best to go into implementing a new technology solution with the thought of not just how it will affect operations, but how it might influence your company's culture. Below we go into detail about ways that implementing a new IT solution might affect the way your staff interact with each other, as well as what you should look out for when implementing such solutions.