Posts Tagged ‘IT’
Here it goes,
The smaller your business is, the more efficient it has to be. You need to invest your limited resources wisely, which means making purchases that are necessary for your business right now. At the same time, you need to identify the resources you will need tomorrow — including technology that will help your business grow and stay ahead of the competition in the months and years ahead.
Computers, servers, software and Internet connections are among the investments that small and medium businesses of all kinds — and in all locations, rural as well as urban — need to consider. In fact, these technologies are already being utilized by an increasing number of small and medium businesses around the world. Today, more people than ever before use computers at home, school and work. In Western Europe, the U.S. and other developed nations, more than three out of four people use computers, and the number is growing each day. Similar growth is seen in developing nations, where the number of Internet users increased from about one per thousand people in 1993 to 75 per thousand in 2003. In all, more than 1 billion people worldwide now connect to the information, communication and other resources available on the Internet, and 2 billion people are expected to be online by 2011.
As Internet usage grows, Internet connections — and particularly fast Internet connections — are also becoming increasingly essential tools for businesses. In fact, a recent UN report stated that broadband Internet usage is becoming so vital for individuals and businesses that it merits comparison to utilities such as water and electricity. Already, more than 44% of developing and transition countries have responded to the urgent need to increase broadband access by establishing national plans for fostering an information society, and another 20% are developing such plans.
The Benefits of Technology to Your Business: Stay tuned..