Any small business aims to grow fast. As you expand your operational capabilities, ensure that the tools and infrastructure your business invests in now will facilitate growth and streamline operations.
One of the best ways to ensure that a business can keep up in today’s digital landscape financially and structurally is to invest in agile IT solutions that can scale up or down along with the size requirements of the business.
Here are a few IT essentials to drive growth in your business:
Polish your online presence: The first step to building your online presence is to secure a domain name because without one, it could be harder for customers to find your business. You have the foundation, now you’re ready to get a website. A professional website reassures customers that you know what you are doing and can deliver what they need. It is a cost-effective way to market your products or services. Next, ensure the website service you are using is trusted because visitors will be checking if your site uploads quickly, is user-friendly and offers effortless navigation.
Take advantage of Cloud services: Thanks to improvements in Internet speeds in South Africa, big or small businesses can now take advantage of Cloud services. Cloud Backup is a low-cost solution that will safeguard your data. The service's biggest advantage is flexibility as it seamlessly integrates with existing infrastructure. You don’t have to worry about buying new hardware, it stores all information in a secure data centre.
Better collaboration between team members: Office 365 makes your employees more productive by enabling collaboration. GreenFuel, the world’s largest producer of biodiesel processors, makes use of Office 365 after encountering the problem of not having anytime access to the latest versions of documents and waiting for team members to share relevant information with each other. With Office 365 in place, the business is now connected to the Cloud making team collaboration more efficient. With access to the Microsoft SharePoint document library, employees can edit office documents in a web browser from anywhere in the world.
Why choose Ignite as your technology partner
Here at Ignite, our philosophy is centred around enabling unlimited opportunities for business growth. Our promise to customers is to offer simple, flexible and reliable services that uniquely cater for SMEs in the long term.
Take a look at some of our products that speak directly to the small business IT essentials covered in this blog: Site Builder, Domains, Office 365 and Cloud Backup. Reach out to us if you have any questions.