As technology has advanced, making our business and personal lives more connected and productive than ever, it’s become more and more important to have the ability to keep up with it. As great as laptops were, once everyone started using them, we’re thankful we no longer have to drag our laptops everywhere due to great mobile tools that we can access from our iPhones, Blackberry devices, Windows phone, or Android phones.
Also, it’s great that we no longer have to go back to the office and plug our devices in to sync them up and keep ourselves in the ‘loop’ at the end of every day. And thankfully, when we’re out and about we don’t have to wonder if the information on our calendar and /or online folders is up to date. Thanks to great tools that let us access information in the cloud and thanks to tools that continually sync everything up, we can feel confident about the information at our fingertips being the latest.
Are You Sync’d?
If you are using 21st century tools and aren’t yet doing 21st century syncing, you’re putting yourself at risk. If you have to manually sync across various devices, you’re at risk of missing important updates that can and will effect your day, of losing out on opportunities due to delayed receipt of details, of losing opportunities because you didn’t know about them in time. Are you using collaborative tools that make your life easier at the office and while on the go? And is your information stored in a secure cloud-based server meaning you still have access to it if your device breaks or goes missing?
Another benefit of 21st century tools is that you can collaborate with your team, your superiors, your subordinates, and your clients. With built-in tools like instant messaging, tasks lists, reminders, and shared folders and calendar software you can be more productive than ever. Do the tools you use for email, contact management, and appointment scheduling provide an opportunity for collaboration within your company? What about sharing information seamlessly and digitally? Whether you use Outlook calendar or iCal, you need to be sure you are sync’d at all times, otherwise what good is the tool to you?
How About Privacy?
Many free tools that offer some collaborative benefits look great at first glance. But are they filled with advertisements and is the information contained in them private? And do they look professional or do they look like a ‘freebie’ solution? The tools your customers see you using, including free email, make an impact on their perception of you and your business.
Stay Sync’d and Stay Productive.
Ensure you have only the latest version of information, that your calendar and contact database is up to date, have permission-based access to important information in your company, and feel secure in the knowledge that syncing doesn’t only happen when you remember to hit the ‘sync’ button.
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