Businesses often do not upgrade their technologies and are stuck with the ones they initially installed in their office. However, there are some high-tech office features that can do your workplace a whole lot of good. They can make your working environment more convenient and enjoyable. Above all, incorporating the right high-tech features can make your office more efficient and productive.
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Below are just a few examples of technology being used in the workplace today.
Having cable TV for your business may not seem like a worthwhile investment, but it can do a lot to improve your office environment. Keep employees up to date with a few TVs around the office playing the latest in news and entertainment. This can also help improve the experience for clients and customers that visit your office.
Tablets and Smartphones
Today, offices have a mobile workforce and encourage telecommuting to save on resources. Rather than only using ordinary desktops and laptops, get your employees to use tablets and smartphones. These handheld devices allow you to keep in touch with your employees, and also are portable. Employees can carry them with ease when they are not in the office, staying connected and productive on the go. Smartphones and tablets are also useful for field workers and allows them to leverage a mobile workforce management software. Of course, let’s not forget that the cost of tablets and smartphones are dropping dramatically so the cost of equipping your employees should not be overwhelming.
Forget servers to store your valuable business data. Businesses are gradually switching over to cloud technology to store important files and data. Remember, the cost of storing data and files is not only about having a server room. It also includes the cost of cooling the room and having qualified staff to man the servers and backup the data. You can save overhead by using a cloud provider and you also can enjoy a seamless disaster recovery plan and backup for important company data.
Biometric Password USB
If you want to stay ahead of your competition, it is vital you keep your business data safe along with other confidential data and information. This is where a biometric password USB comes in. It is a voice activated Bluetooth and USB drive where security is further strengthened with fingerprint technology. It is a great device to store passwords and personal information. Above all, it prevents your confidential and important data from falling into the wrong hands.
Just like your employees are gradually shifting to handheld devices, remember your customers too are making the transition. So, if you want to increase sales and create more customer engagement, you should not forget mobile apps. This technology can be customized to suit your business needs and can serve as a channel to improve customer service as well as a way to convert new sales. Mobile apps are also a great way to offer prospective and existing customers access to the latest company offers, promotions and discounts.
Virtual Private Network
There is nothing like saving on your overhead cost and one of the best ways to do so is by encouraging employees to work from home or remotely. If you do decide to implement this, you will need virtual private network technology. This technology will allow your remote workforce to work from anywhere in the world by connecting to your organization’s IT network remotely. It is a good way to keep your business running during holidays and after work hours. Employees tend to enjoy an option to work from home, so this is also a great perk in terms of company culture.
These are a few examples of ways to implement technology for the betterment of your business. Technology is fast becoming an important factor in company culture and keeping employees satisfied. This is why it’s a good idea to stay on top of the trends and implement those features you think would be beneficial to your business.
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