Technology can be scary for small businesses. You have so many other things to do, and technology is changing all the time. As soon as you think you’ve got a handle on the current tech, the next thing comes along.
Although it may seem like more of a hassle to techify your business at first, if you put in a little time to choose the right solutions for your needs, the technology you use will pay off in the long run.
Here are a few smart tech solutions that can help your small business run more smoothly.
Have you heard of an IoT gateway? If you haven’t, it’s definitely worth your time to do a little research.
This handy solution allows for easy and secure device-to-device communication or device-to-cloud communication (We’ll get to the Cloud in a minute). It’s a bit like the router you have at home, but it can make it a lot easier for your employees to communicate with you and each other.
If your business uses multiple devices, it’s definitely worth your time to invest in an IoT gateway.
Get in the Cloud
The Cloud. You’ve probably heard about it before, but that doesn’t mean you understand what it actually is. Well, it’s a revolutionary way to store information.
It all started with floppy disks. Then you were using CDs to store information. Then it was USBs and external hard drives. You probably still save things on your computer.
But, what happens if your computer breaks, or you lose your USB drive? That isn’t anything you have to worry about with the Cloud. That’s because it stores everything on the internet.
Not only is your important information protected, it makes it easier for you to work too. All you need is an internet connection to access the Cloud, which means you can work anywhere, at any time.
Get Smart About Mobile Apps
Technology is all about making life easier. Many small business owners don’t buy this because the market is so flooded with apps and technology options that you could spend just as much time trying to find the right one as you do at work.
That doesn’t mean you should give up altogether! You just have to get smart about which innovations you try. If you’re looking for mobile apps that will make your life easier, turn to Forbes to help you find the best ones. They suggest:
- Evernote: Users can store, organize, and share nearly anything, and they can share their ideas with others.
- Bump: Ditch the paper business cards and share contact information simply by touching two smartphones together.
- Tripit: If you travel a lot for work, Tripit can help you organize your itinerary in one place.
- Asana: This app allows you to manage workflows for professional and personal projects.
Don’t let the uncertainty of trying something new stop you from reaping all the benefits that modern technology has to offer. With these solutions, your small business will be running as smoothly and seamlessly as ever.