Using technology in SMBs

Using technology in SMBs

Be it any industry … technology is evolving, emerging & enduring efficiently specially in small & medium businesses this comes as no surprise. In SMB domain technology is replacing all the dated manual procedures yet using technology in SMBs is much more than just digitalizing.

“Triggered by the recession, generational changes, and globalization, a tectonic shift is changing the face of small business. But, just like larger entities, SMBs need to use technology-based solutions to help improve business productivity, increase revenues and profitability, and drive innovation.”

says Laurie McCabe, partner at Northborough, Maine-based market research and consulting firm, SMB Group.

Modern start-ups & SMBs are trend setters and very aware of their competitors. Let’s focus on the usage of technology in SMBs and feature latest trends for 2018.

In 2017 technology emerged more rapidly and maturely. IoT (Internet of Things) and Cloud adoption (PaaS, IaaS & SaaS) that persisted and became more affordable hence pervasive.

Cloud Computing

The internet is the most profound medium of our era. For SMBs, cloud computing is supplying them better and bigger reach to jockey with businesses on a global platform.

Some of the advantages are cost-cutting around hardware, software, paper, storage, and automation, as well as thrifts on basic aptitudes, pace to market and the useful insights that cloud computing, can render.

For instance, Avaib helps SMBs establish their business online and automate previous manual duties such as attendance, scheduling, invoicing, book keeping, project communication, managing clients, etc.

Different cloud computing tools like Avaima time & attendance and basic accounting serve to automate and maintain all aspects of a company’s daily routine.

These cloud computing tools allows SMB service providers like Avaima to savor focusing on their business core without being stuck into operational jumbles. Such tools can also help better business automation while decreasing costs, which in twists benefits the companies augment the experience for their customers.

Even some service providers that make the cloud tools profit from the vast array of global data hubs such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure. These cloud foundations enable them to improve their infrastructure and support on the fly as they advance and only pay for what they use.

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IoT (Internet of things)

John Deere is taking the Internet of Things out into the field by developing new technologies and embracing existing ones to boost the efficiency of prepping, planting, feeding and harvesting with the goal of improving per-acre crop yields.

While the company’s use of IoT devices is highly specialized, he says his experiences hold lessons valuable to any business looking to piece together systems and platforms out of individual technologies. These lessons come in two areas: businesses that use IoT to improve the manufacturing process of the products they sell, and incorporating IoT devices into those devices.

-Source https://www.networkworld.com/article/3071340/internet-of-things/john-deere-is-plowing-iot-into-its-farm-equipment.html

Collaboration Tools

In a global economy, more firms are employing remote workers, businesses are seeking more employees to work remotely, particularly in software development. As good talent now opts to work through agencies like PeoplePerHour.com, UpWork.com & Avaib.com; this makes it effective, transparent & customer-centric since project managers are required to participate on daily basis.

And this is where the widespread use of collaboration tools came into play, and if we name one of the modern players in the market, It’s Avaib!

Avaib has steered team collaboration and employee communication to an entirely different level. Many SMB giants in Canada have tried & tested Avaib for quite a long time, and according to one of them,

“We have dealt with Avaib as our sole software provider for over 9 years now & I have nothing but positive things to say about Avaib”

– Trevor B from Quickcontractors.com

Mobile Apps

The mobile revolution has come a long way. Millennials are one of mobile’s largest demographics, and their implementation of the latest and most inclusive hardware technology is formulating how content is produced and pushed out to the sizes.

And with Google’s newest Accelerated Mobile Projects (AMP), Google itself is advancing in where they already comprehend the future is going.

Security

Online security is predominant to large & small businesses alike. Data encryption and SSL certificates are growing more significant not just for larger business sites but also for cloud tools to ensure easier access and affordability for all businesses. SSL has even got more secure and clear with SSL EV certificates.

Final Thought

With so many new headways in technology, SMBs are in the ideal place to captivate the latest trends and catapult their companies to the new levels by using technology in SMBs.

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