4 Ways Your Tech Is Holding Your Business Back

These are modern times we’re living in, and things are changing for businesses at a pretty fast pace. While it wasn’t so long ago when tech was a peripheral aspect of running a company, today it’s integral. But of course, it’s not enough to simply have computers and internet and all the other staples of modern technology at your work-site; you need to make sure that it’s the right tech, that it’s actively aiding your business rather than holding it back. Below, we take a look at a few ways your tech might not yet be the liberating force you think it is. But thankfully, you can always change that.

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It’s Outdated

If it has been some time since you updated your tech, then you might want to look at conducting a review, and making unnecessary changes. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, then you’ll be well-served by working with a company who does. There’s a big difference between the productivity and possibilities of a company that is a well-oiled machine when it comes to technology, and one that’s stuck in the past. You don’t necessarily need to have the best tech out there, but it should be modern and right for you.

Your Team Doesn’t Know How To Use It

Of course, it’s all good and well having the latest technology incorporated into your business, but it won’t be all that useful if your employees don’t know how to use it. You shouldn’t assume that your workers will intuitively know how to make the most of any tech you provide them — some people are just not tech-minded. Every time you introduce a new piece into the office, hold a training day to bring everyone up to speed. How to use it may be obvious to you and some others, but not everyone.

You Have The Wrong Software

It’s not the hardware that’ll unleash the potential of your company; it’s the software that’s on it. As such, it’s worthwhile looking at the best pieces of software for your industry, and for companies in general. It’s important to remember, too, that not all of the best software will be available on your device. There will, however, likely be an alternative available. If you don’t have a PC, for example, you can look at MS Project for Mac alternatives. MS Project is an incredibly useful tool for business, but there are other options that are just as good if you’re not able to get it on your device.

It’s Too Complicated

For some companies, the issue is that the technology they have is too minimal. For others, the problem is that it’s too convoluted. If you’re going to invest in tech, then it’s important that it’s not too complex. For example, if you have your important documents on different devices, then that’s a problem. You want it in the cloud instead. It’s also crucial that any system you install is scalable, so you don’t always need to overhaul the entire system.

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  1. This made me smile and brought back so many memories! When Dad set up his business, they were among the first to have a computer to keep records, do payroll etc. He called it FRED, a F****** Ridiculous Educational Device. By the time he died he had every device under the sun and couldn’t live without them!

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