When you hear the phrase Information Technology, what immediately comes to mind? Is it huge complicated machines in server rooms with blinking lights and whirring sounds? Is it ultra slim mobile phones with dubious numbers accompanying a pretty picture when you type the word *insert phone brand here* and specs into Google’s search bar? Does it bring to mind Google itself, the organization, or maybe a Mac computer, sleek, elitist, expensive. When you hear the words Information Technology, do you immediately picture yourself selling a kidney in order to be able to afford some popular piece of unnecessary machinery? Is peer pressure the only reason to invest in IT?
That is the backwards kind of thinking that might take us back to using Neanderthal stone tools just because a popular celebrity said it’s cool and a half bitten apple was engraved onto it. What we need to understand is that IT isn’t just a fancy way of living and working in our world today. It is a super efficient tool that allows individuals and organizations to improve their productivity exponentially! How?
Storing and protecting information
Information tech creates electronic storage systems to protect your company’s valuable records. Secure maintenance of customer files is essential to your business’ integrity. Storage systems, such as virtual vaults, keep information safe by only allowing certain users within your company to access, withdraw, add or change the documents. IT security engineering systems protect your electronic information from being hacked, or wiped out during a technological disaster. Electronic security engineering means your valuable records will remain untouchable.
Are you looking for a way to do more work in a shorter time? Well, first things first, get rid of all the unnecessary burdensome tasks by dumping them onto processes specially developed to automate this work. Free up your staff to work on other things while a computer runs reports, creates queries, tracks projects and monitors financials.
Offices? Pshshsh…so last century! Who needs to work physically from an office anymore when IT allows you to be productive from virtually any location on the planet? IT systems give you remote access to your company’s electronic network, so that you can work from home or on the road. Get rid of unnecessary office drama, all that money spent on coffee, pesky building landlords and smelly loos…and gain happy, healthy employees that treat coming to the office like a welcome outing instead of a daily chore that sucks up half their salary on the commute alone.
Communication is essential to the business world, and information technology gives your company the resources it needs to communicate quickly and effectively. Your IT department can hook your employees up with email, video conferencing equipment and internal chat rooms, so that they always have an efficient way to conduct business and communicate.
How do you get better faster? Information technology. Embracing IT not only creates better quality products for your customers faster, it also provides a happier, more efficient environment for your staff. Get with the times.