Old Office Technology You Think You Don’t Need, but You Do | Divas With A Purpose
Offices are becoming more and more advanced as technology improves. From cloud computing to remote office setups and instant customer response, there are many ways to improve your business and engage with consumers on a more direct, personal and instant-response level. However, with so many changes affecting the office landscape, it’s easy to completely forget about old technology because we feel it’s now redundant. This article will prove that no matter how old some technology is, it doesn’t make it any less effective in the workplace and in some cases, can actually help to improve the efficiency of your business. Although there are pieces of technology that will replace older ones, there’s always room for the following and you should always take them into consideration. Phone Lines With the advent of Skype calling, mobile internet and call redirecting, it feels like our businesses no longer need a simple dedicated phone line. However, a small business phone service for your new startup can do wonders for your business’s growth. For starters, you often give investors and important clients direct access to your business number or they usually contact you via email. However, email can often be slow to respond to and if someone is interested in speaking to you, be it the press, an investor or a potential client, they actually have no way to contact you directly. This is why having a dedicated phone line (or several) can be a huge boon to your business. Not only will it give you contact details to put on your website or on your business card, but it also enables you to have a direct line of communication with your clients and press. Although Skype calling is widely popular now and is a much cheaper alternative to getting a traditional phone line installed, there are many people that prefer to contact you via traditional methods because it’s more comfortable for them. Depending on the type of product you sell, you might end up getting a lot of customers who only want to contact you via traditional methods due to their age or unfamiliarity with modern technology. A good example of this is for elderly customers. If you sell something like furniture or kitchen appliances, then you’re targeting a very broad audience with a lot of different ages, and not all of them will be comfortable using Skype or other forms of modern technology...
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