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The Tech Your Business Needs To Compete - Carol Evenson - Blog

The Tech Your Business Needs To Compete

Today’s businesses depend on a variety of state of the art technology to optimize their output and workflow. However, because much of this tech has become the new normal, up and coming businesses have no choice but to integrate the latest and greatest into their own business models to stay competitive, let alone get the competitive edge any business owner seeks. This presents a steep barrier to entry to those who have little to no knowledge of modern business tech, but these tips can help.


A business’s network is the central hub of much of its total operations. In a sense, your network has a finger in every digital pie, and today’s commercial landscape is only becoming more invested in digital spaces year after year. This means that network infrastructure will be one of your greatest priorities. Likewise, network security will form the foundation of your cybersecurity efforts, something that is of the utmost importance in the age of big data.

Cloud Computing

One of the most important parts of the big data economy is the use of cloud technology. Cloud storage gives businesses an expansion to their digital file storage space, allowing them to accommodate a greater influx of data. With the widespread availability of large quantities of data of various types, this quickly becomes essential. It also helps that cloud storage can be scaled up as your incoming data increases in scope and as your business grows. That kind of scalability is an important part of cloud technology on the whole, as well. For example, cloud computing gives businesses a greater variety of options when deploying apps, and cloud native apps operate on the same principle of scalability. Likewise, software development for cloud platforms benefits from the same technology. Cloud computing also serves as a major part of big data, because the ability of a business’s private cloud to effectively pool their computational assets can drastically improve the iteration time of data processing, allowing data analysis to begin much sooner.

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Internet of Things

Another crucial technology in the big data economy is IoT (internet of things) devices and software. The IoT design philosophy is that of augmenting the functionality of devices and apps by allowing them to connect to a wi-fi network and, more importantly, to each other. This is the foundation of the smart office, something is integral to modern businesses for a few reasons. IoT apps using artificial intelligence excel at replicating clerical labor, meaning that they can be used to automate data management. This can allow your company to save money on the labor costs of those tasks, and it also provides more accurate data in a shorter timespan. This makes a smart office a necessary feature of today’s businesses and big data. IoT functionality also has much to offer in other areas. For example, smart security systems can protect security footage from being stolen during a robbery, because it can automatically upload footage to the cloud in real time, and it's real time feed can be viewed remotely by using a smartphone app. Secure release printing is an invaluable asset for protecting data in physical forms, because it allows documents to be withheld from parties without the proper credentials, and the list goes on.


Another great application for smart office tech is e-commerce, something that has quickly become a predominant part of the modern commercial landscape. By automating data management, you can automate the entirety of on-site operations concerning e-commerce, from the transactions themselves to packages being shipped or a service order being sent to an off-site warehouse for shipping. E-commerce is one of the major reasons for the increased needs for cybersecurity, because the private information and credit card numbers of customers are exposed to the potential, however slim, for cyberattacks. Addressing cybersecurity on your company website and e-commerce app are essential not only for protecting your customers, but also the business itself.

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