The small businesses who embrace technology gain an advantage over those competitors who haven’t.
Often businesses bring themselves up to date with technology in a stepped approach, every few years. They routinely lack time or skills or both to do it until something happens to make it a pressing problem.
Moores Law says that computer processing power doubles every 18 months. This trend has been constant since 1965. Add to this the fact that bandwidth doubles every 21 months & storage capacity doubles every 12 months.
New technology in every industry is lining up to be launched, once the processing power, storage & bandwidth can handle it. See how quickly tablets & smartphones became a mainstream part of our lives? Yet early versions had been on sale for the past 10 years.
As a graduate, this is the technology you live with on a daily basis. Most business owners will be older than you, maybe not so tuned in to the latest technology, have a lot less time and would welcome support in bringing their business up to date.
Graduates who like their technology & how it all fits together would be well suited. You don’t need to be an I.T student, but rather someone who can act as a first point of contact with staff so they understand how technology can make their life easier & bring benefits to the company.
Projects will involve coordinating with I.T companies to introduce software, hardware & systems.
Examples of projects are:
- gathering user requirements to specify a new business system
- sourcing, selecting and implementing a new business system (SAP Business One)
- introducing remote access to business systems via tablets & mobiles
- working with website developers to catalogue all commonly purchased parts on the website
- installed Microsoft 365 on the cloud & taught all staff how to use it
Doyou like technology? Can you see how it’s use could benefit a business? Can you relate this to staff of a small business in a non technical language? If so, I’d like to hear from you.