It wasn’t all that long ago when “The Cloud” was a brand new buzz word that everyone was trying to wrap their heads around. But in just a few short years, it’s become a new standard for office technology.
One of the biggest challenges in an office with hundreds of new digital assets being created each month is how to store, share, and access them all efficiently. Some document storage programs don’t have a customer-facing component for sharing information and others are weak on search capabilities.
You see a computer sale at Best Buy or Costco and think, “Wow! What an excellent deal!” But is it? Low prices on consumer PCs are designed to draw you in, but are you really getting a device that can do what you need it to?
Fifty years ago, the most high tech devices in an office might be a self-correcting typewriter and copier. Today, technology has permeated just about everything a business does from communicating with customers to doing payroll for employees.
What would happen if you never changed the oil in your car? You’d get hit with an expensive repair that could’ve been avoided with a little regular maintenance at a fraction of the cost.
Do you ever feel like your office is playing the “telephone game”? The one where the first person gives a direction and by the time it makes its way to the last person, the message is completely wrong.
Some of the most transformative features of cloud-based office technologies have been ones that positively impact a company’s bottom line. Technologies allow offices to save time through automations, increase workflow efficiencies, and break the chains that tied them to a single desktop computer.
A few decades ago junk mail used to be the bane of offices. With personnel having to sort through unwanted letters and flyers to get to the legitimate mail. But since the advent of email, the problem has taken on a digital form and has become exponentially worse.
Phishing emails have been around nearly as long as email itself. Once criminals saw that they could make their way into someone’s inbox and trick them to click on a malicious link or download a virus-laden attachment, it quickly became the number one cause of data breaches (and still is).
Passwords are the keys to the kingdom for cyber criminals because often they’re the only thing standing between them and a big payday. They can also be easy to breach due to poor password security.