COMMUNICATION, in all its forms – voice, email, intranet, mobile, IM, conferencing and more – plays a vital role in every organisation.
So improving the way that your business communicates internally, with customers and with suppliers, can deliver a competitive edge.
Thanks to the cloud, there are many new communication and collaboration tools which are easy to use, easy to implement and extremely cost-effective.
But what is the cloud? Is mobile working relevant to your business? And how can you build a clear picture of how new technologies should be adopted, integrated and used to the best of their potential?
This week Adam Cathcart, from Lapdog for Business, gives his advice on using technology for smarter working. ●● Shift from ‘on premise’ to ‘off premise’ and reap the benefits.
In practical terms, using cloud-based servers removes the need for expensive racks of server space on your premises, and means that all of your businesscritical information is available to all designated users on authorised devices, while remaining fully secure and ‘alwayson’.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that most cloud-based services are paid for on a per user, per month basis too, helping to minimise capital outlay and preserving your working capital. ●● Equip your team with the right tools
Choosing the same smartphone for all members of your team, or equipping everyone with a tablet, really makes no sense.
Understand which mobility device best fulfils the individual team or employee’s needs.
● Adam Cathcart, from apdog for Business