Today’s business culture has become a series of multi-tasked simultaneous operations done in a constrained personnel environment. The reality to this new normal is that you have very little control over when your IT network will experience a technical issue. It does not take a significant technical issue to render your business unable to function. Waiting to react is basically accepting downtime as a part of doing business, but there is an alternative. That alternative focuses on being proactive, by not accepting downtime, and rejecting it as the waste of time and money that it is. It is absolutely crucial to change your perspective. Why wait for something to go wrong when you can prevent a bad outcome by acting now?
Mobile data is such a valuable resource. The more we use our phones for business and pleasure, the more data we use. The downside to mobile data is cost. Data plans are expensive and going one MB over your allotment can cost you a pretty penny. Luckily, users have options to help limit how much data their apps use. Today, we look at ways to minimize the amount of data you use on your Android phone.
There’s a lot that can be said about artificial intelligence, and most of it isn’t very good. As more jobs and processes are becoming automated, the fear of job displacement is growing. It’s a natural fear to have. However, A.I. offers many benefits that could make those jobs more efficient while providing more opportunities to those who work along with A.I.
As with any emerging technology, the biggest problem is knowing whether or not it will provide a benefit to your organization. This uncertainty leaves a lot of businesses in a bit of a pickle: lose money not implementing a new solution or lose money because it wasn’t a good fit for your organization.
Artificial intelligence began as a science fiction fantasy but has quickly become within reach. While the A.I. depicted in movies and books is still many years away, there have been many applications of artificial intelligence already today. Many of them could benefit your small business right now.
As they say, all good things must come to an end. The same applies to your computer’s operating system. The moment an operating system is released, the clock begins to tick toward the day the developer ceases support. This day is referred to as the OS end of life, and if you’re a Microsoft Windows 7 user, that day is coming closer. Microsoft has announced that the end of life date for Windows 7 is January 14, 2020. That may appear far enough out, but don’t force future you to deal with the consequences. Understand what end of life means for an operating system and how to prepare you and your business.
Business operations rely on portability and mobility. There is an expectation that all employees must be connected 24/7. With this in mind, organizations need to devote time to manage their wireless network properly. When you talk about a wireless network, you have to start with the router your business will use. Simply put, without one, your business won’t have a wireless connection.
Imagine not being able to communicate with a member of your staff, or worse, a potential client. Pretty scary, right? Without reliable ways of communication, projects could be delayed, which ultimately would lead to lost revenue. Advancements in technology have made business communication easier, more efficient, and more reliable than ever before. Are you looking to improve your business’ communication functionality? Check out some of the best pieces of communication technology to improve how your organization keeps in touch.
While it may seem a bit hyperbolic to say, without the Internet, businesses would not be able to operate. Yes, work could still get done, but extended periods of slow Internet would put operations at a standstill. There is only so much work your employees would be able to do without being able to email or pull files from the network. So, what can you do if you experience a less-than-perfect Internet connection? Let’s take a look.
Does your business suffer from chronic miscommunication? Chances are that your business is not the only one. Small businesses often lack the ability to invest in solutions designed to cut down on communication problems in the workplace. To help your company’s workforce improve communication and collaboration, we’re going to discuss some of the many ways that you can implement technology to eliminate miscommunication in the workplace.