Businesses once competed locally, but national chains launched and expanded over the last two centuries, leading to statewide and national competition for consumers. Business models shifted again as international competition increased, and over the last two decades, the internet has enabled small businesses to compete globally.
Businesses have to use appropriate resources to help them optimize operations to thrive on the local, national, or international stage. Identifying and utilizing technology enables companies to thrive. Let’s examine some advanced tech solutions you can use to optimize your company.
Companies benefit from using dedicated servers.
In today’s global marketplace, all businesses need a website. However, businesses that operate online or rely on e-store sales need a stable online infrastructure to ensure their services operate effectively. Users have limited access to server settings when they use shared website hosting. Clients can’t use any software they choose, limiting their ability to customize their site. Clients also share resources with all other clients on the same server. Consequently, if another website’s experiencing high traffic, your site may be sluggish and unresponsive.
Instead of using shared hosting, you can use dedicated server hosting. This means a dedicated server hosts your online operations, and your business doesn’t share resources with other clients. Using a dedicated server offers access to sustainable energy-efficient servers. You can rely on their ease of use and a reliable support team to help you address any concerns. The rapid speed of deployment ensures your business won’t experience service disruptions, and other websites won’t slow your site’s response times. Dedicated hosting also offers better security than shared hosting. Dedicated servers offer protection against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which can cause sites to crash.
Businesses benefit from omnichannel contact center software.
Once, businesses relied on phone conversations to address client queries. The number of communication channels people and businesses can use has expanded with the internet and new technology. Today, businesses can serve clients more efficiently with omnichannel call center software.
Omnichannel refers to multiple integrated channels. Contact center representatives can address communications via phone calls, live chats, SMS, video calls, text messages, and social media. Suppose a customer works in a noisy environment and can’t communicate via video or phone calls because they can’t hear well. They can opt to send text messages to address their business needs. Unlike multichannel software, omnichannel software can transfer between different communication methods as needed. Your business can provide superior customer interactions because the software enables customers to choose a communication method suited to their needs and transfer to a different communication method if necessary.
Companies can take advantage of drones.
Drones are small aerial vehicles operated with remote control. Although drones are also popular toys, there are multiple business applications for companies in various industries. Drones have cameras and can capture photos and video footage while reducing operating costs. Farmers can use drones to inspect crops and irrigation systems without using gas to drive across their fields. Filmmakers can reduce expenses and increase safety by using drones to capture aerial footage instead of sending camera operators up in helicopters. Security companies can use drones to monitor areas where they don’t have fixed cameras. Insurance companies use drones to perform site inspections after accidents. Drone users can monitor transmissions in real time via a drone’s livestreaming app, enabling businesses to address issues promptly.
Companies can utilize multiple advanced tech solutions to optimize operations. Advanced tech solutions include dedicated servers, contact center software, and drones.