Big changes are happening in the world of technology, and it's important that your business stays on top of these changes in order to stay competitive. By taking advantage of the latest trends, you will be provided with solutions designed to maximize profits. Here are five of the latest trends you need to watch for in 2014.
According to a survey conducted by ZDNet, more than 60 percent of businesses polled said that they would have a BYOD policy in place by the end of the year. The impact on employees could be minimal or significant, depending on the details of the policy. We're constantly told employees adore BYOD because it allows them to use their own devices. But just how much do they really adore this policy? Is the focus on personal device usage just a show to blind employees from all the aspects of BYOD they may not like so much?
Cost savings for the business continues to be a primary motivation, says Forbes. Some companies require employees to cover the entire cost of their mobile devices and voice/data plans. Other companies reimburse employees at least partially. To a company that's used to purchasing hundreds of mobile phones and plans every year for employees, the opportunity to reduce those capital expenses is a big draw.
The other less quantifiable justification is the potential increase in employee moral and productivity. Some companies are reporting these increases, reports Computer Weekly, but there is no hard data yet.
One IT problem that you may have heard about is server noise. A server unit is a noisy piece of equipment because it comes with multiple fans used to keep the machine cool. One big reason why servers are banished to their own room is because of all the noise they make. Here's what you can do to quiet your servers.
Concocting a comprehensive and concise marketing strategy is extremely important for any small business. Across the board, the average company uses between 8%-to-15% of their gross revenue to reinvest into marketing themselves. When you consider how large of a percentage of an organization's workable capital that really is, you'll begin to understand why companies are trying to find a solutions to cut their marketing costs. They need not look any further than the palm of their hand to find that very solution.
Two of the latest trends in business culture are environmentally friendly green campaigns and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) work environments. There are a few ways that a BYOD system can contribute to the success of your company's green campaign, as they both seek to use technology to increase everyday efficiency at the office.
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