The Evolution of Business Technology

When we take a look into just about any form of technology over the past decade or even just the past year, we’re able to see that things have exponentially taken off. As you may have already noticed, in just a single year the world took a leap from working from the office five days a week, to working at home just as productively. 

Albeit a little more stressful for some, our workflows remained just as cohesive with our colleagues and our management teams we’re able to keep our companies rolling with little to no trouble at all, and that’s all thanks to business technology taking the reins for us. 

With that, let’s take a look into the evolution of business technology, what’s changed and what tools you might be able to make use of in your business. 

Advanced, High-powered Devices Dominate

You’re likely reading this article on a smartphone like an iPhone, and with that, you’re using a device with a CPU that is more powerful than essentially all laptop computers out there. Keeping this in mind, and recognising that our laptops, tablets and smartphones are exceedingly powerful has allowed us to do more than ever before, without even needing to head into the office. 

Whether it’s wind load simulation for safety purposes, designing skyscrapers or working to sequence genomic code, everything can essentially be done from the comfort of your desk at home, or even on the sofa. 

Tying this to the workplace, it’s important for business owners to understand just how important investing in the latest technology is. Not only are you giving your staff the ability to do more work quicker, but you’re also allowing your team members to do more complex tasks more simply too. 

Companies in engineering or design, for example, can hand off some truly complex tasks to their staff wherever they are and expect to have the project done without requiring teams to make a slow commute to use workplace computers, for example. 

Software Is More Versatile Than Ever

As software designers have begun to recognise the importance of fluid and user-friendly design, we are now seeing more powerful and easier-to-use software for project management and team cohesion than ever before. 

With ppm software platforms landing on our high-powered devices, we’re able to essentially see a visual overview of our entire team and the office, as well as all the projects running at the time and work to better manage and control what’s going on – in a way that is non-obtrusive and going to make work tasks easier and more effective to complete. 

No longer are we required to sign into rudimentary management platforms to see what’s happening in the day ahead, but we’re seeing rich and dynamic data and to-do lists displayed in a way that makes getting a lot of work done a breeze. 

Added to this, we’ve far evolved beyond needing a phone call with a single team member for updates on the workflow. With other management software solutions, we’re able to speak to entire teams at once, relay information to the group and see the completion levels of work tasks, all in real-time. 

Connectivity is Continuous

Another rather incredible evolutionary perk of business technology is somewhat of a blessing and a curse. We are now always connected, and always-on wherever we are on the planet, and this means that we can work at all times, and have all of the information needed to get our jobs done. 

Of course, it remains important to take breaks the right way, though with ever-connected devices we’re able to keep updated with workplace requirements and better able to get work done without needing to pause and try to get back online. 

For example, the mobile phone and subsequent applications were seen as a giant leap, allowing us to always remain reachable by the workplace, though with the smartphone we’re able to actually do the work without even needing a computer.

Ever taken a work call on a run? Moving further forward, the advent of the smartwatch literally straps our phones to our wrist, keeping us ever-online and always able to receive notifications and calls from work, making it much easier to reach staff when something is urgent. 

The Takeaway 

With some of those business tech advances above, it’s clear to see that with leaps and bounds made over just the past decade, we’re looking at a more productive, profitable and connected future with regards to business, and this means that we’re able to grow our bottom lines with ease and keep staff in the loop with requirements at all times. 

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