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Technology is ever evolving and changing. New developments come out everyday, with thousands of different target markets and aims. But, a lot of these tools are being repurposed by businesses, to make their own lives easier. Of course, this takes some work. Learning about new technology is a whole lot different to actually using it. So, to help you start integrating clever tech into your business, this post will go through what some of the big guys are using.

Over the last decade, network speeds have reached the point that it’s viable to store entire file systems off-premises. This means that the data is stored on servers, by another company. And, when you need it, you download it from them. In a lot of cases, this process is seamless enough for two or more people to work on the same document in real time. Of course, this presents a lot of benefits to a business. They don’t have to worry about sharing documents using slow or old methods, that waste time. Instead, everyone has access to the latest versions of documents.

If you play video games, you have probably heard of VR before. VR stands for virtual reality. But, a lot of people don’t know about it’s little brother; AR. AR stands for augmented reality and has been developed with video games in mind. AR allows a user see a digital image on top of a real life one. This allows companies to show off things like buildings and products, without having to make them first. Companies like Lucid Architecture have found great success when it comes to using AR to show off properties. Of course, this sort of technology is very new, though. So, it might take a few years before it’s mainstream. But, what is VR using for in business? Well, once you’ve show a group of investors your beautiful digital building, you might also want to give them a virtual tour. VR allows businesses to take their customers far around the world, without leaving the office.

Social media is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of entertainment that people use. But, it’s also becoming a staple for businesses, as well. You’ll find most big businesses on social media, and it’s for good reason. Websites like Facebook and Twitter give companies a chance to communicate with their customers on a very personal level. It allows for large-scale marketing campaigns, which don’t cost anything to run. And, it’s a metric to use to see how popular a business is. These tools are quite new. But, businesses are already finding ways to exploit and use them to their advantage. As social media websites grow, this is only going to become more and more common.

Hopefully, this will give you an idea of the ways that businesses are using tech to their advantage. It takes a lot of work to make the best use of tools like this, and businesses invest millions into the effort. It’s no mean feat; but, it’s well worth it for a business to be using everything they have at their disposal.