Every day I am amazed in technological advances and it’s exciting to wonder what will be the next big thing! The first time I recall having the internet was when I was 13 years old plus, running on an old Compaq desktop with a dial up connection. My mum always knew how long I had been on the net as I would get earache when she came back from shopping due to her trying to call the house. Back in the day, I could just about cope with waiting 5 minutes for a page to load as I didn’t know any different, yet nowadays pages load well within 5 seconds – a godsend for any blogger!
For companies everything now seems to be moving online – I find this even more working within sales for the IT industry as my job. Paperless offices are fast becoming the norm, offering a seamless and tidy alternative to mountains of paperwork. Filing has always been one of my least favourite tasks which is why I enjoy my job so much – everything is kept online and work emailed over, bingo!
With the current economic climate, budgets are tighter not only personal budgets, but those of businesses and especially charities. Fully integrated business management solutions can certainly help most companies and cut back on the stress and pressure many employees may feel. Great with budgeting, forecasting and keeping a track of all work and transactions, the small outlay would certainly be beneficial in the long term. Such a system is normally bespoke, meaning it fits your company procedures and working order perfectly. What’s the point in having a module you do not require when the system doesn’t cover what you actually need it to?
Having recently worked on a Charity project for my day job I was astounded by the amount of money they raise on an annual basis, all for good causes. I wouldn’t like to be the finance controller or finance director who has to deal with that work, the office would most certainly have to be stocked with a good supply of Hobnobs to keep me going!