We use communication technology every day to help us accomplish our tasks without giving much thought to the idea of how much it actually assists us. It was not that long ago that email was a novelty used by few. 1996 saw the release of Internet Mail from Microsoft (later renamed to Outlook), few companies were offering free use-anywhere internet email.
The use of such technology has created advantages for business communication that we are still tapping into, and as we grow into tomorrow, the possibilities are endless!
Today you’d be hard-pressed to find a business that does not have some communication technology in the office. Remote working has been thrust upon us as social distancing is in full force around the world. It’s no secret that companies need reliable, efficient, and secure technology to compete and succeed in today’s economy. Organizations that realize their technology is a critical business tool that keeps a business running smoothly and productively are the businesses that are growth drivers. Organizations need to be more innovative, and the best ones understand that technology is necessary to provide continued growth and remain competitive in today’s ever-evolving market.
Businesses that once had to arrange meeting space and coordinate a time with their team to meet can now log onto their computer and collaborate through programs such as Microsoft 365 to complete tasks. Teamwork that used to require conferences or face to face meetings is now conducted using document sharing capabilities, video meetings, and apps such as Teams. All these methods of face to face meetings and collaboration were expensive, time-consuming, and draining.
Not to discount meeting in person, but utilizing communication technology to collaborate has not only allowed companies to save money but has also allowed for innovation in other areas. We are living in the age of cloud services where an organization can use Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) and only pay for the applications they require. Saving companies vast amounts of money on travel, space rental, and technology costs.
But all of this communication technology can be confusing.
Should I use Sharepoint or Onedrive? Is Zoom better than the videoconferencing capabilities on Teams? How can I collaborate on this project to create the best possible outcome? What is the difference between the apps Google has compared to Microsoft? This list of questions goes on and on. Who can you turn to for solid advice and an in-depth understanding of all this technology?
MicroAge IT Solutions can help you navigate the ever-evolving world of communication technology. We make it our business to understand the options available for organizations to improve communication through their IT infrastructure. Business communication is essential regardless of whether it is online or in person. The integration of the proper technology can not only save you money but increase productivity. Call us today and let’s talk tech.