By Jerry Mooney
It’s true, these days, you won’t have filing systems in your business. Instead, you’ll check out server colocation pricing and get set up with all the tech necessary. You need to make sure that you can transfer those files instantly between clients and employees. Cloud servers are the only way to do this, and they’re only just getting started. Cloud technology is in its infancy. You might marvel at how easy it is right now to store and transfer data. We promise you, this is just the beginning. At the moment, select information is stored on cloud servers. In the future, everything to do with the business will be on a virtual server.
That’s crazy and potentially, quite frightening. While we have been assured that cloud servers are safe, history doesn’t agree. There have been countless highly publicized hacks and thefts, related to cloud servers. Perhaps before businesses rely on them completely, we need to look into improving security.
Automation Is On The Rise
Automation; heard of it? If you haven’t we imagine you soon will, no matter what industry you work in. Automation is the process of removing labor from the business model. Instead, the aim is to complete processes using machines with the click of a button. Obviously, this is good news for the business owner and bad news for employees. There’s every possibility that in the near future your job will be at risk due to automation. Case in point, blogger make quite a nice living writing articles. What happens when automation means that machines can write the articles? This tech is already on the market and readily available for those willing to invest.
Everything Is Online
It’s not just data that works online. Everything does from purchases to business transactions. If you’re running a company this year, be prepared to spend a good few hours each day on a laptop. You’ll be looking at how your business is performing and setting up new systems for purchases. Obviously, this has proved a great advantage for small companies. Businesses can be set up online at far cheaper costs that are more affordable. But what happens if this tech fails or the software falters? It leaves the business in a difficult situation, struggling to get things back up and running.
Thus it seems that there are as many issues with reliance on tech, and there are advantages. That said, there is no going back now. Just try and run a business without the latest technology and see how far you get. You’ll be off the market within days.
Jerry Mooney is co-founder and managing editor of Zenruption and the author of History Yoghurt and the Moon. He studied at the University of Munich and Lewis and Clark College where he received his BA in International Affairs and West European Studies. He has recently taught Language and Communications at a small, private college and owned various businesses, including an investment company. Jerry is committed to zenrupting the forces that block social, political and economic justice. He can also be found on Twitter @JerryMooney