Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers and armchair tourists – it’s also a powerful business tool that is finally ready to be put to work.
While VR was the stuff of science fiction for many years, today you’ll find plenty of affordable headsets on the market. Some options like Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR rely on a smartphone as a screen, which makes them easy to use anywhere, anytime. Other headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR feature built-in screens that tend to offer better picture quality, but the trade-off is that these headsets need to remain tied to a computer... Read More
Anyone who carries a clipboard and a pen – whether they’re sitting in the boardroom, working onsite or walking door to door – could benefit from swapping sheets of paper for a tablet.
Paperwork might seem like a necessary evil in your business but it’s often the mortal enemy of productivity. Especially if all that paper leads to workflow delays, double handling and the potential for data entry errors – not to mention exorbitant printing costs. To help things run more smoothly it’s worth looking for opportunities to swap those clipboards for tablets.
Embracing iPads in the workplace is not about making a fashion statement, it’s about productivity gains. To reap the benefits it’s important to understand your... Read More
Digitising your paper archives can put a wealth of historical business data at your fingertips, but make sure these efforts fit into a grand plan to overhaul your business workflows.
The dream of the paperless office has been around for decades but still remains just out of reach for some industries. Depending on what your business does it might be more practical to aspire to the less-paper office – but don’t leap straight into scanning pieces of paper until you have a well-considered digital document management strategy.
The idea behind eliminating paper in the workplace isn’t to simply reduce clutter on desks or to trim your printing budget, however attractive these goals might be. The real benefit is the productivity boost that comes... Read More
Shoving all your paperwork in a box and ignoring it until tax time could be hurting your business more than you realise.
When you’re busy dealing with the day-to-day hassles of running a business it’s tempting to put your paperwork on the backburner. If you feel like you’re working harder than ever but still not getting anywhere then your lax accounting efforts could be to blame. Perhaps it’s time to bite the bullet and upgrade to a cloud-based accounting package.
Cloud-based accounting systems tend to charge a small monthly subscription, rather than the significant upfront expense of a traditional software package. While this makes it easier to manage your expenses, it also eliminates the hassles of annual upgrades and unexpected security patches... Read More