Depending on how you and your leadership team pursue it, it may seem like business technology innovation is stagnating, but we assure you that it’s still constantly improving. The goal of almost any office technology is to improve data accessibility and workplace productivity. ActiveCo helps our clients discover the right technologies for their goals, ensuring you understand the features, benefits, costs and impact of implementation.

When leadership shows they are making decisions to improve not only productivity but the enjoyment of their team’s work/life balance, it empowers them to work more creatively and a benefit to you, as the business owner, is longer employee retention.

Make no mistake, your employees talk. Do you want them referring to you and your leadership team as “innovative” or the alternatives “unaware”, or worse, “cheap”? It’s important to understand the distinction between a “cost” and an “investment”. The tools below could help your business scale at a comfortable pace, or help you take on unexpected (but often welcome) exponential growth!

Conference Meeting Technologies
Meetings have been central to the success of many organizations, as they are often places to discuss new initiatives and innovations. Therefore, investment in solutions that augment your ability to hold meetings will be pivotal to the success of your organization. Conferencing software, video chat, and other options for making your meetings more efficient and productive. Interactive whiteboards are another way you can help your employees make the most of their meetings. These meetings should be accessible anytime, anywhere, giving your employees the tools to meet whenever it’s most convenient for them, regardless of physical location or connection to the workplace.

Software Integration
It’s no surprise that software integration will play a critical role in the workplace of the future. Thanks to software developers building APIs (Application Program Interface), your software solutions often have the opportunity to play nice with your productivity tools, whether they are new systems that you have recently put in place or are established ones on your in-house network. It’s likely that the future will hold APIs in higher esteem moving forward, as so many modern businesses value integration than ever before.

Intranet Solutions
Your organization’s applications need to be found in a place where anyone on your staff can access them. To this end, an intranet solution can help create a single point of access for any and all of your business’ critical assets. An intranet can also be a great location for access to important information, like your employee handbook and other policies. Think of it as a portal to all of your organization’s most important information.

Cloud-Based Services
We know we talk about the importance of the cloud very often, but it’s simply too potent of a concept to dismiss outright. When you store data and applications in the cloud, you’re creating an infrastructure that can be accessed on demand at any time from any location, as long as the user has the correct viewing or editing permissions. What this allows is a more open form of getting work done, as it embraces the “always on” notion of mobile technology.

ActiveCo Technology Management can help you implement any of the new innovations that modern office workers need to stay productive. To learn more about the solutions and services we offer, reach out to ActiveCo Technology Management at 604.931.3633.

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