Technology in a Changing Business World
Do you have your BlackBerry? No, I don't mean the fruit! I mean the BlackBerry PDA that lets you send remote e-mails, make telephone calls, and organize data. Aren't you surprised? As our business grows, we need to stay one step ahead of the competition and be able to respond quickly no matter where we are. Technology over the years has always made it easier to stay ahead--it's the people using the technology that have difficulty keeping up.
What would we do without technology? Today more and more of us rely on technology to send mail, organize data, and make appointments. Keeping up with technology is vital for businesses around the world because it increases productivity and, therefore, increases profit. Technology is expanding faster than ever before, so we business professionals must make the most of this opportunity and leave our old routines behind.
Technology is also a great investment because it is faster, hassle-free, and saves the space of all those file cabinets.
Once workers have learned the new skills, the total organization and productivity will increase dramatically. However, office workers lacking up-to-date office skills will make any business suffer in numerous ways--particularly organization. Organization is essential for running a business. If information is lost or unorganized, it will take a lot of expensive time to find anything. So at the very least, we business professionals must keep up to date with new technology skills just to maintain the most essential basic office operations. Just add up the cost of file cabinets, office real estate, and manual processes then you will understand the real cost of keeping up with paper files. A virtual office can alleviate all of these costs and brings efficiency to our offices.
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