If you’re in the IT industry, then the chances are you love hearing about the latest trends, gadgets and apps. If you’re not in IT but you rely on technology for the running of your SME, then it’s still worth knowing about the latest innovations in the IT world.
2015 looks set to be an exciting year when it comes to new tech, but filtering through pages and pages of reviews might not seem like your idea of a good time. Luckily, we’ve done the hard graft for you. These are our top tech picks for your SME.
This is a simple idea, but a good one. GrexIt works as a common database for emails, allowing all parties to revisit their messages. It’s in beta at the moment, but you can use it by adding it as a browser extension or copying in firstname.lastname@example.org to the emails you want stored. One of the best things about GrexIt is that you can ask it to store all emails with particular topics or keywords in them. This means that you can easily keep ‘invoices’ or ‘conferences’ in one place.
Better analytics for a SME can only ever be a good thing, and this year they’re set to become more detailed than ever before. Good analytical data allows you to see who is visiting your website, how long they’re staying for, and what they’re engaging with. This means you’ll be able to tweak your website to provide a better user experience, as well being able to get a better idea of your demographics.
Soonr is DropBox’s big brother. Much like DropBox, it allows you to share documents and files, but it also has a few extra features that make it stand out. You’re able to create projects on Soonr and assign team members to tasks, as well as configuring alerts so that everybody gets a text when a document is uploaded. The service isn’t free, and what you pay depends on how much storage you want.
Cloud-enabled storage devices
Small companies often rely on USB sticks for file management on-the-go, but then have no way of sharing that data over the Internet. You can now buy adapters that connect to your existing drive using a USB cable. These devices also come with a port for an Ethernet cable, allowing you to connect to a router. If you’re out of office for the day, this is a great way to access files.
If you’re left feeling confused by IT innovations, but recognise that IT is a vital part of your SME, then Computer’s in the City might be able to help. The highly qualified team provides outsourced IT services and support, and will be able to help with your IT needs. To find out more, get in touch today.