SMEs can supercharge productivity with the right technology

Small business working with tech

When businesses increase productivity, they are improving efficiency and reducing the cost of production for each unit they make. For smaller businesses, by improving the technology behind their processes, they can kill two birds with one stone. They have the ability to meet higher demands at a much lower expense.

A study by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) reported that almost 80% of companies believed that technology plays an essential part in their plans for growth, helping businesses to up their game and reach larger audiences.

So why should SMEs consider upgrading their current technology setup?

Hosting makes everywhere your office

By storing all data and applications in a secure cloud platform, workers have the ability to gain access to their entire work desktop from any location, anywhere. Gone are the days of having to wait until you’re back in the office to get a crucial task completed. Instead, productivity can increase by 20% due to the mobility cloud technology provides.

BYOD strategies

As data and applications are stored in the cloud and not on an individual’s device, you are able to access your entire workstation on your own laptop, mobile and tablet. As a result, workers can utilise these devices at work instead of coping with an outdated monitor and keyboard. A survey entitled The Financial Impact of BYOD by Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) found that: “The average BYOD user across countries saves 37 minutes per week thanks to using his or her own device, with a high of 81 minutes per week in the United States.”

Increase engagement

With the ability to opt into working from any location, at any time, it has proven to increase engagement between the employees and the work they are carrying out. The connected employee is working an extra two hours every day and sending 20 more emails. Why? As they can work with complete flexibility, they are making their working hours, work for them. Instead of having to leave work an hour early to pick up the kids, or starting work an hour late due to an appointment, users can make up their time when it is most convenient for them to do so.

Decreased downtime

A cloud computing IT setup usually comes with a cloud provider. At Atlas Cloud, we implement, manage and host your entire work desktop within our secure cloud environments. What makes this even more convenient is the set of Service Level Agreement’s we work towards. In comparison to a traditional on-premise IT setup, SMEs are freed from the worry of monitoring activity and creating solutions to any issues that may arise.

With the market becoming more and more competitive, it’s now time to step up your technology game. If you are a small business owner looking to supercharge productivity and decrease spending, contact us today for a free demo of our hosted desktop solution.

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