Businesses are not static entities; they need to move and breathe with the times. This can often mean adapting to fluctuating markets or consumer demands. But it can also mean switching up the technology the business uses in order to keep things streamlined, and ahead of the crowd. Read our tips on the best new emerging technologies that can help your business this year.
With the introduction of super speedy mobile broadband connection 5G, never again will employees be held captive by bad internet, slow wi-fi, or a dodgy connection. Because 5G means you’re not tied to one location like you are with wi-fi, you and your employees are able to work just about anywhere. And because the connection is so fast, there will be no delay in communication between colleagues, or between employees and clients – keeping everything streamlined and smooth. This allows employees to work remotely, from home, or just about anywhere – meaning more work is done, more frequently – and the office walls are no longer the only marker of productivity!
The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things refer to digital ‘smart’ items, created for your convenience. To the consumer, these might be things such as smart fridges, that can tell you when your milk’s about to go bad, or monitors that can tell you when your laundry powder is about to run out – and it can even re-order it for you. But these clever inventions don’t just have to be used in the home, they can be used for business and commercial purposes too. Utilising lots of smart, easy to integrate devices such as these can make your time as a business owner easier. You can focus on the big picture, and let the devices look after the little things. And while they may seem like an investment at first, they will quickly help you to cut down on admin time and costs, too.
Online Document Signing & Tracking
Sending out documents, awaiting signatures, receiving them back and processing them is a boring, time consuming process – and just one spanner in the works makes it hard to keep track of everything. When it comes to vital, important documents for your business, you want to make sure you know where everything is, at all times. You don’t want random confidential documents floating around, in places that they could get into the wrong hands! This is why online technology that helps the document ‘flow’ is so important. There are many online tools available that allow you to keep track of where your documents are and who has signed them at all times. This also helps shorten the time between sending out a document and having it back and signed – a digital signature is just as binding as one in pen, and yet it only takes seconds for it to be signed, sealed and delivered! Both a time and cost saver, as well as an easy way to keep confidential documents on track.