Choosing technology is a big decision for any business. It’s supposed to increase productivity, keep your business organised, and give you a competitive edge. If you don’t get it right, you’ll be saddled with something that’s all cost and brings no benefits. And on top of all that, you’ll eventually have to spend more money replacing it at some point.
But the tech world is ever-growing, and what worked a few years ago may be obsolete today. Technological components such as AI, IT services and communications have undergone rapid advancements within five years.
How do you choose the technology that works for your business? If done well, it can significantly help your business’ growth. To help you achieve that, consider the following tips:
Consider your needs
Although this may seem obvious, establishing your business requirements is the most important step. Many business owners overlook this step and end up overspending on fancy features they don’t need. Evaluate your existing processes and identify suitable improvements. Utilising the right technology should add value by making what you already do more efficient.
Let’s take your business broadband as an example. The most high-spec option at the moment is implementing a leased line, which is an ultra-fast fibre optic internet connection providing the most dedicated and reliable form of broadband connectivity. Unsurprisingly, it’s also the most expensive broadband option. So what should you do?
You can still get fast and reliable speeds with other options, like Full Fibre broadband. Look at your usage, your budget and decide whether an upgrade will actually add value by speeding you up. This way you can make an informed decision.
Choose scalable solutions
Investing in business technology is not cheap, so you need to take your long-term plans into consideration. Choose technologies that can grow with your business, especially if you are a start-up with a limited budget. Let’s say your goal is to expand your operations, the last thing you need is to have to start from scratch when you move to a new location.
Your phone system is a great example. Cloud telephony is a flexible, scalable and much more convenient solution. Instead of installing a completely new phone system, with cloud technology, you’d simply add licenses for people at the new site.
Future-proof your business
Technology can become obsolete for many reasons and we have an example of this happening right now in the UK. If you’re a business owner who has hundreds of calls to manage daily, the 2025 Great Switch Off will have a significant impact on your business’ operations. It’s extremely important to be aware of these changes before you make a decision. A cloud phone system will be useful now, and will still be useful for many years to come!
Ask for help
If you plan to implement new technologies that you don’t know much about, choose your provider with care. At Everyday Communications, we focus on the importance of using technology to deliver advanced technologies and solutions to our customers.
Speak with one of our experts about your unique needs and how we could help your business.