Small business owners soon realise that software, updated appliances and technologies can help save costs, increase efficiency and aid in reaching additional customers. As low-cost technology solutions continue to become more prevalent and accessible, small business owners are turning to these technologies to help them expand their business.
Landline Alternatives to Enhance Communication
The phone system your company uses can have a considerable effect on its bottom line and overall expenses. While landline phones do have some advantages, such as continuing to work when the power is out, they also tend to be more costly than other available options. Traditional land lines can now be replaced with options such as smartphones, virtual phone lines or VoIP technologies which are efficient ways to communicate with staff and clients whether from an office, remote or home base.
A voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) phone system allows the user to make and receive calls just like regular landlines. VoIP connections are made over the internet. The call information doesn’t move over wiring but is instead transformed into a digital signal and can provide substantial cost savings.
Video Conference Solutions
Connecting with teams has never been easier with the use or virtual technology. Whether a small business or large enterprise, companies of all sizes can now take advantage of video conferencing as an advanced real-time collaboration and online meeting tool. Avoid paying a monthly subscription fee for each user and implement open standard peripheral hardware for an inexpensive solution. Unlimited users means inefficient and unprofessional account sharing is eliminated. Online conferencing applications such as 3CX or Microsoft Teams allows business owners and employees to connect with each other easily from various locations.
Remote Desktop Applications
Remote desktop access applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, can keep you connected even when you’re not sitting at your desk.Technology solidifies the connection between small business owners and mobility. Having access to your primary computer and all of the data on it when you are out of your office and being able to view or modify it from your iPad or smartphone, can give you an edge when it comes to managing your business.
An advantage of cloud computing is the reduction in hardware cost. Instead of purchasing in-house equipment, hardware needs are left to the vendor. For companies that are growing rapidly, new hardware can be a large, expensive, and inconvenience. Cloud computing alleviates these issues because resources can be acquired quickly and easily. Even better, the cost of repairing or replacing equipment is passed to the vendors.
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