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July 3, 2023 No Comments

Featured article by Jenna Christine

In today’s fast-paced digital age, staying current with the latest trends is important. In fact, businesses that don’t embrace technology often run the risk of losing customers and possibly their company as well. Why? Because AI and other digital tools are here to stay; they’re what drive performance and boost your ROI. That’s why it’s important to use these tools to maximize profit, especially if you own a fleet. If you’ve been slow to jump on the digital bandwagon, it’s okay. This guide will explain everything you need to know and how to implement it into your business model.

Why You Need Fleet Management Software

Even IT companies rely on software to keep operations running smoothly. If you work in this sector, you might need a way to track software deliveries to your customers. Traditional means of tracking deliveries just aren’t as effective as they used to be, and that’s why you need to deploy a more modern approach to tracking drivers. GPS systems are so sophisticated these days that you can monitor where your drivers are in real-time, without ever having to contact them directly. If you’ve never used a GPS system before, you can review a guide that explains how they save you and your company time, money, and even can improve driver safety.

Create a Goal List

Just like any other type of organization, you need to have both short and long-term goals. Your short-term goals may be to onboard 10 new employees by the end of the third quarter whereas your long-term goals may be to increase your annual revenue by $20,000. Keep mind that your goals are specific to your niche, and what you’ve already accomplished. They’re also dependent on how long you’ve been operative. Newer startups will want to shoot for rapid scaling while older, more established companies might want to branch out and explore ventures.

Give Your Employees Additional Training

Technology is one of those fields where everything can change at a moment’s notice. It’s one of the fastest evolving industries to exist, so there’s always going to be new things to learn. Even after you hire and engage your employees, you want your employees to be ready for anything and there’s no better way to ensure that than by providing them with additional training. If there’s a new software or platform they’re going to be using, then it’s critical they get the hang of it as soon as possible. Sure, it may cost you extra time and money, but by teaching your employees everything they need to know, your business processes will go considerably smoother.

Lower the Risk Factor

No matter what business you’re running, you will always need to understand how to mitigate risks, as IT is full of risks that need to be carefully managed. Below is a quick list of all the different types of risks that an IT company can face:

  • * Human error
  • * Broken or glitchy software
  • * Hackers
  • * Malware
  • * Viruses
  • * Trojans
  • * Spam

Hackers are arguably the most dangerous risk an IT company can face. This is because when technology evolves, so do the hackers and their ability to infiltrate systems. To circumvent this, you need to have a top-notch security program in place. Secondly, you need to have backups of all your important documents and data. Another great way to protect your information is to use cloud-based servers. These are servers that are separate from the internet and are near impossible to hack into. This is because of the encryption constantly scrambling all the data needed to access it.

Encourage Better Communication

Communication is among the most important factors of streamlining. Without effective communication strategies in place, it’s easy to be disorganized and spend too much time on tasks that already should have been completed. One of the best ways to enhance communication throughout the workplace is to use a digital platform such as Slack. It’s easy to use and everyone can send a quick message if they need anything. They can also set their status, so you know they’re working or taking a short break. You can even create specific channels for those working in teams. With better communication across the board, tasks can be completed in a timely manner.

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