If you're like most people, trying to keep up with today makes it almost impossible to see tomorrow or beyond the next few weeks or months. Planning your next technology move is like planning your wardrobe, two years from next August. Your tastes may change. The styles you like today may not be available. The clothes you own today may not fit.
There's simply no way to see what the future will bring. There are however, a few current trends in business coputing that could give us a glimpse into the future.
Data needs a plan
Once upon a time, data meant names, addresses and phone numbers. Now you use data to track your customers buying trends and your suppliers' pricing, employee performance and every other aspect of your business. Productivity depends on it. If you haven't begun to think about who needs access to what and what for, you will.
Your sales force and other field reps work out in the world, not in the office. Customers don't want to hear, "when I get back to the office". This will become more the rule than the exception in the future. It makes sense. People whose jobs involve your company's activities beyond the office probably need to spend lots of time outside the office. If you aren't providing them with the resources they need to concentrate on work in the field, you're losing business. If you don't do it in the future, you probably won't stay in business.
One size no longer fits all
Back when everyone had a desk and a desktop computer, you could multiply the number of items you needed by the number of employees and that was how you equipped your office. Not anymore. The devices your employees need will be matched to their jobs and how they interract with your data and your network. The phone, tablet or all-in-one workstation may fit the needs of an employee tomorrow who only needs a desktop computer today.
The future is here now
Tomorrow's efficient, productive office has lots of moving parts. When they all move together, it's a thing of beauty. When they don't, it's something else entirely.
Beach Cities Computers & Video wants to help you meet the challenges of a changing marketplace. We offer a free, comprehensive analysis of your processes, hardware, software and network. We'll meet with your staff, evaluate your current capabilities and spell out in detail where you're safe, where you're vulnerable and where we believe you want to be in the future.
Contact Beach Cities Computers & Video for this no-risk, free analysis and written report. You have nothing to lose and a big, bright future to gain. We have served the needs of Torrance Computer users for more than 20 years.