Computers are commonplace in workspaces across the world, helping us to do an almost unquantifiable amount of tasks, but as technology gets better and develops even further into the future, businesses and entrepreneurs are starting to utilize growing trends in their business to achieve success.
Are you doing everything you can to ensure your business runs as productively as it can? Here are a few different examples of some hardware and software options to consider, that could help your business to improve.
Software – Cloud Storage
Ever had nightmares in the past, losing a phone with all of your contacts and photos stored on it, or having a computer breakdown on you at the most inopportune moment, with all your files lost forever? Failing or lost storage devices are extremely common with the number of devices out there, but buying extra backup drives is no longer the only solution.
Cloud storage is an extremely simple and relatively quick step that you can make to secure both your personal photos and videos and important work documents and files. By uploading and syncing everything to a program such as Dropbox or OneDrive, you can have peace of mind should anything go wrong, simply logging back into your account to continue where you left off.
Hardware – Virtual Reality
While it might be looked upon as a niche product, Virtual Reality (or VR, as it’s named for short) is a growing technology and a promising concept being adopted into many businesses both across the country and worldwide.
Completely engrossing users in an authentic 3D space, it gives the illusion of depth and can be used for everything from viewing blueprints and plans, to training new staff. Property companies such as RW Invest use this technology for showing investors what their future properties will look like upon completion, and even NASA use VR units (albeit more advanced than the ones you can buy on a store shelf) to train future astronauts preparing for their big venture into the stars.
Virtual Reality headsets come in at a range of different price points, so you don’t necessarily need to make an extortionate expense to get your hands on one, and it can have a range of different applications in a modern company. If all else fails, you can also play some really fun games.
Software – Accountancy Software
Modern work applications that help with the behind-the-scenes financial stuff in the workplace, that can be used across devices – Computer, phone, and tablet – Give such an advantage to the modern business that it is hard for many companies using them to go back. To go a step further, you could even try making your company paperless, keeping track of everything electronically.
Hardware – Payment Devices
In addition to the above software, many commercial businesses, such as café’s and independent restaurants, benefit from using wireless payment devices, or apps in conjunction with store phones/tablets. Not only do these improve the experience in-store with the customer, but digitizing receipts with email alternatives makes it easier for business to keep track of payments while looking after the environment with less paper wasted.