Some people have the mistaken notion that just because they are not an internet based company, or that they are not technology based, that they do not need to deal with technology in the workplace. What they may not be aware of is that almost everything around us is tied to technology. Be it your mobile phone, your tablet, your computer, and even your home security systems – technology is now as commonplace as the air that you breathe.
Whether you like to or not, businesses these days need to keep abreast of technology in order to succeed and these days, there is no escaping technology and the advances that are being made with it. If you will notice, it is not only at work that tech is being used, but rather in every aspect of your life. When you buy your groceries, tech is being used to calculate your purchases as well as to check if there are still stocks of what you are buying; when you need information online, tech is used to store such knowledge as well as dig it up for you.
When everyone is embracing technology, keeping yourself from doing so will only be detrimental to your business. Everyone is basically dealing with tech, be it at work or with reaching out to customers. So it might be a good idea for you to do so as well.If you have a computer and you are connected to the rest of the world via the internet, you are opening yourself up to a lot of possibilities. If you do not embrace this fact however, you will definitely get left behind in many aspects. Take for instance the fact that most of your competition will be online, not to mention your customers as well. When you do not hop on the technology bandwagon, you will find yourself losing out to your competition and even alienating your target market.
Efficiency is what many companies aim for, and this is for a very good reason. When your company and the people who work for it are efficient, you actually end up saving money and making more revenue. This is because processes can be streamlined with the help of technology, which in turn can help reduce overhead costs brought about by delays and errors that come about when disorganization sets in.
-Eric Thomas, Consultant