Technology plays an important part in our lives, hence why we want to tell you about the importance of seemingly ‘normal; business technologies that you may or may not have used once in your lifetime. The world of Biz-tech is a very interesting world to explore, especially now that technology has managed to bring its tendrils on every aspect of life.
Business, as one of those many aspects of life, is also a ‘victim’ of technology’s grasp. Certain aspects of technology have entered the world of business, and many lines of business have grown from the interference of modern technology (with cryptocurrency mining being one of them). Today, however, we want to talk about the basics first. Instead of talking about the complexities that surround a cryptocurrency mining business or a blockchain system, we would like to bring several examples of the technologies used in business. Most of these technologies might be something that you have used in each day, so the list might not surprise you. What this list will do, though, is reminding you of how important those pieces of technology are.
So without further ado, let us start with the first thing on the list:
Computers and everything hardware related to it
Computers, be it in the form of laptops. desktops, or even smartphones, are probably something that you have used and are using at the moment. It is one of the fundamentals of Biz-tech, a Mecca for the other technologies to rally on. Without computers, the world of Biz-tech would not exist. It is the base on which every other aspect of Biz-tech orbits, acting like a playground for those aspects to grow and work.
Other peripherals instead of the computers itself can also be included here. Mouse, keyboards, monitors, are all important things to have. They are the hardware in which every user will interact with, one that acts as a ‘remote’ of a sort for users to give commands. Without all of the necessary peripherals, users will not be able to interact with their computers, no matter how hard they try.
Contrary to popular understanding, networking here does not always mean ‘connected to the internet’. Networking can also include links between computers and other objects outside of computers. Even if an office lacks an internet connection, said office can still have a network provided that all the computers within the office are connected to each other or to other wares. No matter if it is decentralized or centralized, an office can be said as a networked office if there is a clear client-to-client (peer-to-peer) or client-to-server connection.
A network serves to increase the efficiency of a business, increasing the speed of transaction and allowing employees to get connected to the clients without forcing them to travel to the client’s place.
The Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
Probably the most underappreciated aspect of Biz-tech. It is basically a system that stores your customers’ data so that your business can easily access it if the customer returns to use your business’ service again. It can also be used as an interface to help you track your customer’s progress as he or she is using your business’ service.
We say that this is the most underappreciated aspect because of how rare the innovation is for CRM system. It is rare to find programmers that are willing to tinker or create a brand new CRM system. That being said, the programs already in place are programs that mostly work for business owners, so it should not be a surprise to hear that this is the least innovative tech out of the many business technologies out there.