Whether you own a small business or work for one, you might have an opinion on what types of technology help your company grow. It’s cliché to say, but you can ask ten different people and get ten different answers. The role technology has in operations comes down to a variety of factors. No matter the role, one thing is for sure, you want everything to work toward the goal of being productive. Today, we are going to look at four technologies that bring that goal within reach.
Technology is so ingrained in our lives that it’s difficult to imagine living without it. Whether at work in front of a computer or at home on your phone, it’s becoming hard to put down our devices. This is a symptom of technology addiction, also known as Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD).
Though not officially labeled as a problem by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), health professionals have been interested in the possibilities of technology addiction since the early 1990s. What is Internet Addiction Disorder and how can you help you or someone you love.
It’s time to make work fun! It’s true that you need to be productive and do what you’re paid to do, but all work and no play makes for a miserable employee. Bringing games into the workplace is shown to improve employee morale and lead to more collaboration and innovation. So, loosen up that tie and start playing some games.
We can’t say enough how vital network security is to your business. The number of threats increases every day. The longer your network sits unprotected, the higher the chances are you’ll get hit. That changes today. Keeping your network secure is a lot easier than you might imagine. Take a look at a few of the essential security solutions you can make for your organization.
By now you have heard about blockchain. Frankly, it would be hard to miss. After all, it’s practically on every magazine cover, talked about on TV, and has made its way into the workplace. Even with all the exposure, how much do you really know about it? If you have questions and are too afraid to ask, look no further. Join us as we look towards the future with blockchain.
Privacy and information security have always been on the front of everyone’s mind. In the past, military leaders would send coded messages through battlefields using cryptography. Today, we share private information, including financial and healthcare information, online. The more we share, the greater the chance of our private information falling into the hands of criminals. Computers today take the same techniques of cryptography for encryption. Learn how encryption is keeping your information secure.
The service level agreement (SLA) is a fundamental piece of the client/service provider relationship. It sets the groundwork for expectations through the entirety of the contract. Without the SLA, there would be no way to measure success or failure or to keep anyone accountable. Regarding outsourcing IT, a service level agreement establishes benchmarks for all technical services, including downtime guarantees and response time expectations. Learn what a service level agreement is and how both the client and service provider can benefit.
Take a minute to rank all your office equipment by operating cost. This list might look different depending on your business’ needs, but we are sure there is some crossover. However, we are curious to where your printer ranks on that list? Chances are it ranks a lot lower than it should.
When it comes to running a business, everything is measurable. From the hours on your employee’s time card to data stored on your network, you can be sure there is a way for it to be quantified. For time, we know seconds and minutes, but how do you measure data? Bit by byte.
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.