Month: August 2016

Work Smarter And Reduce Costs With Computing

If your business is in the service sector, you’ll know a lot about the costs of computing. Computing costs usually come in a close second to employee costs as an expense. And so getting computing costs down is a priority for many. The problem, however, is that actually reducing how much you spend on IT is difficult. IT is the backbone of most businesses. It should be there to make your business run smarter and better. And most of the time it does. Doing things by hand or by post would be a nightmare and put your business at a disadvantage. But getting it to run without what the experts call “friction” always seems so elusive. Here’s some advice from the experts. Tablets When you’re first getting your business off the ground, it might be worth just using tablets. Tablets are, of course, highly mobile. Many small business owners are constantly on the move. And while they’re on the move, the need to be kept up to date with the latest developments in the business. …

Score Better Business Maintenance with These Steps

Photo by Jeff Buck Your business premises require regular maintenance for a number of reasons. You’ll keep them looking attractive for customers or visitors who come to see you. But there are also practical reasons to ensure your business is well-maintained. You need to keep up with health and safety, which can require adjustments and repairs to things. You should ensure you have adequate heating and cooling systems. You also need to make sure that plumbing and electricity both work. If you need to take better care of your business premises, a few sensible moves can make all the difference. Understand Who Is Responsible for Maintenance The first thing you need to do is understand who needs to look after your premises. If your company owns the building and grounds, you are likely to be responsible for looking after it. However, if you own an office within a larger building, it could be slightly more complicated. You are probably responsible for your unit. But someone else might care for areas such as the lobby and …

Awesome Ways Tech Is Renovating Businesses

Technology has slowly been changing all our lives for the past couple of decades. And over the last couple of years, it has also been renovating the workplace. Our work days are much easier now that we have a lot of cool new tech items to help us do our day-to-day tasks. So how exactly has tech been renovating the workplace for us? Here are some of our favorite ways. www.pexels.com It’s Turned Your Home Into An Office Thanks to the internet, so many of us are now working from home. Either all the time or just a few days a week. This allows so many people to work who couldn’t find work a few years ago. For example, new moms. Now that they can work on freelance projects at home in their study, they don’t have to worry about childcare. So lots of women don’t have to give up work once they have kids. It also means people who have mobility problems and can’t work in an office can now contribute to companies from …