Is your business in a time of transition? Leveraging Google for Works’ many business-related offerings can help you manage your IT situation. Here’s how.
Trends come and go, even in the business world. However, flexibility is one trend that is here to stay. Think about it: Fifteen years ago, how many people telecommuted to work? And, when major business changes happened, how long were they expected to take?
In today’s world, telecommuting is a frequent and viable option, and change happens in terms of days, not months or years. Today, being flexible and agile is a necessity in business.
Small Businesses Need to Manage Growth too
“Hang on,” you might be saying, “I run a very small local business. We sell specialty deli meats, and we only have a team of six people. Why should we be concerned about agility and flexibility?” Good question. Consider the following to determine whether your business should maintain flexibility:
- Do you have a website?
- Is at least one member of your team frequently out of the office (i.e., on a sales call)? Or do you have someone who works from home, even occasionally?
- Will you need to add a new employee at some point in the future? (We’re guessing yes.)
- Do you use productivity software, like Microsoft Office? Does more than one person use this software?
- Do you communicate with vendors, consultants, or other people by email or chat?
In our experience, most businesses can answer yes to some or all of these questions.
Why We Love Google for Work
As you might have guessed, we like Google products here at Techsperts Services. We use them ourselves. And Google for Work can be one of those great IT solutions that work with your team and your budget.In the past, we’ve looked at Google Apps as a viable MS Office alternative, and we’ve explored the benefits of Google Analytics and Google Calendar. In this series, we’re going to look at how Google for Work can help you manage the following tech-related areas:
- IT hardware and software
And there’s another plus to Google for Work: It’s easy. Most of us are already at home with the basic functions of word processing, spreadsheets, emails, and the like; Google for Work makes these accessible and collaboration-friendly. And because it’s all cloud-based, it’s available to any employee with an internet connection and login information — and adding new users is easy.
Change happens, and it’s up to us to make a success of it. At Techsperts Services, we’re always available to help you find the best IT to meet your changing needs. So join us for the next several weeks as we look at the pros and cons of using Google for Work to manage a small business.