Efficiency Through Technology Greenville SC Realtors
We’re in a golden age of technology, and there are dozens of amazing high-tech solutions and tools to help you maximize your efficiency at work, giving you more time to improve your marketing and grow your business. Here are some top ideas to help you expand your bottom line and your business in the New Year.
Spend the money on your tech tools. It may cost a little more, but it’s well worth it to get the phone, the computer, the fax/scanner/printer, and the software that’s going to make every working day just a little smoother. Don’t skimp on the tools you use every day and that you rely on to keep your work moving forward. If your phone is dropping calls or your network isn’t backing up, it’s you who loses business in the long run, and you’ll have trouble attracting and retaining top-level employees too.
Adopt web-based storage and project management systems. Share files and calendars throughout the office and eliminate the mistakes and the storage inefficiencies of paper. Basecamp and Google Docs offer both document sharing and a shared calendar function, while other services such as Dropbox and Evernote provide file sharing to businesses that already use an integrated calendar like the one found in Outlook. Evernote and BrainDumpage also offer listmaking and task tools.
Here are some new gadget to consider:
Instant Meeting Transcription: We’ve all participated in those seemingly endless meetings. But there’s one thing worse than those and it’s having to transcribe them. The Dev-Audio Microcone is a multi-directional desktop microphone that not only records speech but can discern the voices of six different people. Its Microcone Recorder software records conversations on individual tracks and automatically reduces the background noise. There is an accompanying smartphone app that allows users to tag parts of the conversation for easy reference later.
Stop trying to remember your passwords: The great thing about technology is that it gives us myriad services we can sign up for. But that also means there are more passwords we have to keep straight. Small businesses have become the biggest target for hackers, so making those codes more difficult to crack has become more important than ever. The Arkami ID Key is a USB-connected stick that connects to a cloud-based password management program. With fingerprint-activation it ensures that only you can access your data, and if someone else tries unsuccessfully to use it multiple times, the content automatically deletes. In addition, Arkami also embedded the key with voice recognition. So you can tell it what you’re looking for (such as “Gmail Password”) and it will display the info on the built-in screen. It’s small enough to fit on a keychain, but with 16 GB of data to carry other files, it should be a must-have to keep your business secure.
When you’re running your own business, your time is at a premium. By using the technology available to streamline and automate so many of your day-to-day tasks, you’ll have more time for the most important parts of your job, which can’t be replaced by technology: customer service and increasing your sphere of influence. It’s time to go high tech and reach your career goals!
Have a Big day,
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