Although many businesses across the UK are feeling slightly more comfortable, financially speaking, this year compared with the last, it’s also fair to say that most businesses equally feel as though they are still feeling the pinch left by a deep recession. With this being the case, taking advantage of every aspect of your business is essential if you really want it to succeed, and one such aspect is technology.
Technology is (sometimes fatally) underinvested in across companies up and down the UK, and so we thought it would be a good idea to show you how you can really make the most of the technology at your disposal, helping you to save money in the long run.
1. Throw out the Desktops
First things first: throw out those old, slow desktops and replace them with fast and light laptops and tablets. There is a range of benefits to doing so, one of which being that desktops are bulky and take up a lot of workspace.
By removing five desktops, you will probably make room for seven or eight laptops. Ultimately this means you won’t have to spend more money on a larger office space for roughly 20 percent longer than you would have if you stuck with the old desktops.
2. Support and automate Your Employees’ Devices for Increased Efficiency
Next, consider the connectivity of your employees’ technology. Ensure there is a strong Wi-Fi signal across your premises and that you have a server with all of the work your business does compiled onto it.
You should also consider allowing your team to sync their personal electronic devices such as phones, tablets and laptops to the server, facilitating easy transfer of work between colleagues. This is popularly known as BYOD. Please note that BYOD brings a range of benefits as well as pitfalls – so be sure you know what you are doing.
If you feel the need for speed (or processing power), you may need a powerful server. It can be costly to maintain, but it will drive higher productivity from your team and increase your revenue in the long run.
3. Increase Profit through Smart Tech Outsourcing
A third and final way to use technology to your company’s advantage is to outsource the financing of it to an expert. By doing so, you’ll be able to get the best deals and the best solutions for your business’s technology-related needs.
By following this strategy, you won’t have to spend as much time trying to optimise a technology solution for your company, and instead, you’ll simply be able to get onto actually using it.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to improve your business by using technology, so follow some of the tips above and see how you can maximise your business’s potential.