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  1. Tony
    Tony at |

    I’m more of a ‘team guy’. I try doing most things in-house. The problem is, I can’t find the right team, if you know what I mean.

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    1. Christopher (admin team)
      Christopher (admin team) at |

      Can’t get the staff, is that what you are saying Tony ;-)

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      1. Tony
        Tony at |

        That’s right, Christopher! I only found people with no experience at all. How can I make the job done with them in useful time?

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  2. Jean @ Used Tires

    Staying on top of technology at the workplace is definitely a plus, no matter what business. Of course, it can be expensive and that’s why an IT professional who can always stay on top of things and suggest the most optimal and necessary upgrades only that give the biggest improvement in productivity at least expenses is necessary.

    -Jean

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  3. David@Product Engineering

    Technology enhancement is no doubt the best way to grow a business. As a business owner you should always be on the lookout for new technology that can reduce operation costs and perform tasks more efficiently.

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  4. Amy Turner @ Credit Donkey

    I can clearly see the need to invest in new technology and latest equipment, and of course, calling on the professionals to assist. The problem is the timing, it is very hard to shelve out cash in the present state of my finances. Have to scrimp and save first, or go for a loan as a drastic course.

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    1. Christopher (admin team)
      Christopher (admin team) at |

      I would agree that finance is a big issue for many businesses at the moment Amy. Most firms are taking very short-term views in order to survive, rather than investing in worthwhile long-term technologies.

      Thanks for your comment, welcome to the blog :-)
      Christopher – Admin Team

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  5. Neil@Small business website design

    I agree with your comments however with a lot of small businesses they probably need to invest in some training before they bring in lots of new technology. I meet lots of small business people who cannot use a usb drive and have no idea of what a domain name is. There is a sizeable subset of the small business community that is being left behind as technology stems ahead.

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  6. Luke Guythorpe
    Luke Guythorpe at |

    It is always worthwhile to invest sometime looking in ways to assist staff members with new software and processes. As for IT support I think it is worth having some overal tech team but possibly using off-site experts in a help desk or engineers who visit and know about server setup etc.

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    1. Christopher (admin team)
      Christopher (admin team) at |

      I guess the main issue for many businesses is the cost of the training and new staff, in order to implement new technologies. With most technologies though they can seriously improve productivity and efficiency.

      Thanks for the comment Luke, welcome to Technology Bloggers!
      Christopher – Admin Team

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  7. Kenn@Asset Management CRM

    Another important tool, which you didn’t mention, to running your business effectively is Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. Whilst CRM can be costly and you do need to train staff if you want to use it effectively it can help improve your customer service by collecting and storing data to help tailor the customer experience.

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    1. Christopher (admin team)
      Christopher (admin team) at |

      Thanks for adding that in Kenn. There are loads of other things that Hayley could have included, but I think she got some good ones in :-)

      Thanks for adding your comment, welcome to Technology Bloggers!
      Christopher – Admin Team

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  8. Tim@Executive Coaching

    There always seems to be a bit of “pain” up front when implementing new tech in the business but after a while it becomes part of the fabric of running the business and you never know how you coped before. Proper planning of systems and analysis resources is key. You may find you already have great tools you just dont use effectively!

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    1. Christopher (admin team)
      Christopher (admin team) at |

      That is true Tim, it is the case for most technology, we are reluctant to adopt it, but once it becomes a part of our everyday lives we wonder how we lived without it!

      Thanks for adding your view, welcome to Technology Bloggers :-)
      Christopher – Admin Team

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