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Using Technology to Beat the Competition

Today if you are not knee deep in tech, your business is not operating at peak efficiency. Also your competition is looking at you and salivating because you are paving a way for them to either eat you up, or eat your lunch.

So you really have no choice but to engage and to go all in. Here are some of the things you can do as your business expands and the competition nips at your heels. You will need to be moving quickly and this tech will help.

Temporary Employee Apps

If you have a business where you need to hire part time workers on an intermittent basis, but when you need them, you need them fast, there is software about that can assist you. Perhaps the best in the market is Shiftpixy. It offers clients a full service app to manage bringing on employees. Here is an explanation of the benefits of using their company by its CEO.

Scott W. Absher, CEO of ShiftPixy said: “The ShiftPixy solution allows employers to avoid mandated regulatory costs and related burdens… it saves them both time and money… which is designed to give them a competitive edge. It also gives the misclassified independent contractor workers the opportunity to receive “full time” wages and healthcare coverage… to be treated as employees… because they ARE employees… they are ShiftPixy employees! The ShiftPixy Next Gen model is a “win-win” for the GIG Economy companies and workers alike. We believe the natural evolution from the classic model of GIG workers being problematically classified as independent contractors, is our best of both worlds model… They are our employees AND also remain working as if they were still independent contractors to ShiftPixy clients”.

Low Cost Cloud Storage

Only a decade ago, the race was on to purchase as much storage for you programs and vital files as possible. There were conversations about at some point needing to have hundreds of terabytes of storage space in your office to house all of the data your company needs access to on a regular basis. But a funny thing happened along the ways to buying the memory. As the cost of memory continued to erode to the point where it is less than 50th of what it was ten years ago, businesses began to emerge that would house the data for you on their servers and allow you to gain access to it anywhere and anytime you need.

Cloud storage companies allow businesses the storage space they need on demand so they never have to worry about whether they can fit another file on their hard drives. Your files are housed on their secure servers that have redundancies in different locations and the highest security available. You access your files directly from your internet connected desktop or mobile device and can also make these stored files available to anyone in your company.

The benefits of using this service are reduced storage costs, better security for your files, remote access to all of your files and an ability to expand your storage needs on the fly. For companies that have projects where remote groups work together, cloud storage is also ideal because members can collaborate on it through the cloud.

Just as remote desktop software helps employees who are geographically spread out, to get together and share their work in virtual conferences, cloud storage allows them to bring their resources together. When employees routinely save everything that they do to the cloud instead of a local drive, every piece of work that employees may create, or every file or resource that they may need, is always within reach. From Amazon Cloud to Dropbox, several cost-effective alternatives available.

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