No matter how big your business is, or which sector you work in, the chances are you’ll probably use some kind of computer systems or technology as a part of your operations. What’s great about tech though is that it’s almost constantly evolving and developing in new ways – and you may well be able to make the most of the more recent advancements with your company. Or failing that, you could simply look to upgrade or invest in the updated versions of existing tech you might be using.
Here are a few examples of these technologies you may wish to use or look to upgrade:
Although this is still a relatively new concept that’s available in some devices and applications, this could be something that makes business processes faster and easier. A key example would be Google’s RankBrain system which refines search queries and learns from what people are searching for to make finding the best results quicker.
So, a tip here is to keep a lookout for any examples of this in the systems relevant to your niche.
Cloud computing has been around for a while now but today it goes beyond just online storage. These services can now offer the creation, management and running of online applications, as well as still offering useful storage and global access, and these are also available from plenty of leading industry names. One such example being Microsoft Azure; you can learn more about what this has to offer and how it works here.
VR headsets are often associated with gaming but thanks to developments in ‘augmented reality’ and devices like the Oculus Rift, these can now be found in the business world. There have been instances of companies using VR headsets to demonstrate products or give customers an idea of how their products or services work.
You might think that wearable devices are just for monitoring or improving fitness and while these are useful for this they can offer other functions too. Apple and Android watches for instance can be used as personal planners and offer similar applications to bigger smartphones and tablets – these can be great for those who spend a lot of time working on the go.
One of the key things to take away from this is that there can be multiple opportunities through technology for a business owner to improve their setup and potentially take it to the next level. So, give some of the above a try and see for yourself.