Technology has completely revolutionised the way that we do business. From taking orders online to businesses finding customers through their website and social media accounts, business now is completely different to how it was twenty years ago; and this is all thanks to technology. Gone are the days of small, local businesses and now every business can go global in no time at all. Here’s three ways advances in technology are changing businesses.
#3 Meeting Flexibility
Nowadays, even important client meetings can be done over the phone. Innovations such as Skype mean that you can talk face to face with someone as far away as Australia, all with perfect vision and sound quality.
Even if meeting in person is the only option, the possibilities are endless. Many businesses, now no longer hose meetings on their own premises, as they can rent meeting rooms from places like Landmark. By using ‘virtual meeting rooms’, smaller businesses can act like much larger ones, hosting meetings in a state of the art office complete with televisions, Wi-Fi and all the mod-cons. It can boost professionalism massively, so it’s well worth considering.
#2 Social Media
Remember the days when you had to pay for large blocks of advertising space in the local paper or pay exorbitant fees for radio advertising? Well, thanks to social media, that’s no longer an issue as you can reach huge audiences for free via your social media accounts.
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts are free to set up and they’re a great way to reach your customers or new potential customers. However, there are downsides, so make sure you have a social media strategy in place.
#1 Cloud Technology
Finally, cloud technology has completely revolutionised the way that business owners and employees can work on documents. The cloud allows multiple people to share and edit documents at the same time, meaning that whether you’re in the office, at home or working remotely, you can access everything you need as long as you have a working internet connection.
In addition to this, there’s no need for expensive external servers or multiple versions of the same document. It saves hours of confusion and massively boosts productivity, so you can get on with your day.
Technology is improving the way we do business massively, and we’ve come so far in only the past decade or so. The only question that remains is: how much further can technology take us?