Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, mega-storage, intelligent software and all applications for the use of mobile telephony, for example, still have enough room to grow. Part of the market does not yet know how to use available technologies to transform business and get the work done at higher level.
According to me, The Eight Technologies That can Transform Businesses are:
Internet as a tool for customer relationship: It has never been so quick to understand, “what it takes to meet the needs of loyal consumers of products and services?”. The Internet and related technologies promotes this interaction and results in maximizing the potential of each company.
Social Networks: It is being increasingly realized that social networking has already became a part of the routine work of many professionals. Despite being a controversial issue within companies, it is necessary that employees use their work computers to access social networks. In many cases, not only in spare time. In many businesses, it can engage consumers in product design, testing, and after the sale including viral marketing.
Cloud Computing Services: It’s a business model where the customer has access to a variety of services, applications and solutions guaranteed by the provider. The idea is to allow to get access to data or company data in a way that it works remotely. It is certainly not only transforming the business but their own work environment as well.
Green IT: The company that is not aligned to display most discussed issues in the globalized world and not have their brand associated with issues such as sustainable growth, rational use of natural resources, respect for the environment and energy efficiency, will be the subject to be viewed by the market. Common initiatives include reducing paper printing, increased use of e-documents and data center outsourcing.
Virtualization: With virtualization, the physical equipment start to behave like software, enabling significant cost savings and redirection of human resources for more strategic business areas – such as creating new products and services, or programs for the welfare of employees. There are a lot of experts who recognize virtualization as a kind of precursor of cloud computing solutions.
Outsourcing Database: Even during the international economic crisis, outsourcing data center was a major investment, done by U.S. companies, according to surveys on intent. In India, it is also a smart and viable option, since it frees the customer cost with property, building maintenance, energy, security, upgrading equipment, hiring staff with expertise in specialized management, etc.. The main gain, however, is that the customer will have more time and resources available to devote to the business itself.
M-Commerce: The mobile payments are being made possible. Despite many tools are still undergoing testing, pay a bill using the mobile phone offers the same level of security of a banking transaction via the Internet, or more. It is a procedure that is very similar to the debit. Just bring the phone to an authorized reader (POS), and get it connected to a terminal. The information is transmitted over the phone and payment information is processed quickly and securely. Each time, more financial commitments would no longer represent an obstacle to the lives of people.
Security / Monitoring: In addition to safety devices, with a simple monitoring system, it can resolve disputes in various sectors and services necessary for the maintenance of a company. This is the case of NOC, which are connected to the network management Database of Company, lets you control many physical dedicated servers and services in real time. The system can detect possible failures or interruptions of links, routers and servers, sending alerts and allow to reduce the incidence of problems.
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