Innovations in IT

Commercial sector, size of business, management style, and market conditions are some of the factors that determine how Information Technology can be of value to your business.

In marketing we see:

Using the Web to get your message out to your targeted market, to enage new customers and retain existing customers.
Low cost Netbooks & their applications that put information at the hands of the salesforce
Implementing mobile solutions to keep all parties “up to speed”

In administration we see:

Using the Web as a cost effective way to keep branch communications on the “same page”
Custom programming to allow legacy systems to interface with new applications to reduce clerical effort
Implementing mobile solutions to keep all parties “up to speed”
Remote computing to maintain a productive environment for stretched resources
Initiatives to reduce idle resource utilization (Virtualization)
Initiatives to increase uptime with reduction of users induced problems
Cost reduction through shared voice / IT infrastructure
Movement toward green/paperless environments, reduced energy usage
Data protection, data retention regulation compliance
Internet usage policy compliance

In operations we see:

Wireless scanning devices to move data capture to the point of origin
Wireless, controllable cameras, access control for workplace friendly policy compliance
Utilizing wireless scanners for cutting a level of clerical effort
Low cost Netbooks & their applications that put information on the shop floor
Radio Frequency ID tags & Bar Codes for operations & equipment tracking

Cloud computing:

We’ve gotten a lot of questions regarding Cloud Computing lately.  Like most technical jargon “Cloud Computing” has come to mean different things to different people depending on each person’s perspective.  We’ve approached Cloud Computing the same way we’ve approached every other technology — from the business standpoint.

Cloud Computing, while not new, is being utliized many ways by organizations of all sizes to save money and extend existing resources, but it is not a viable option for every business.  If you’d like to know more about “The Cloud” and how it could benefit your business, contact us.  We’d love to talk to you about it.

We’ve linked to an interesting article about Cloud Computing from “The Wall Street Journal.”