If there is anything that 2020 has taught us, it’s that anything can happen to disrupt normal business processes. Preparing for this disruption and the inevitable downtime it can cause is exactly why you must develop and consistently test a business continuity plan. No matter the reason – weather event, equipment failure, cyberattack, human error – your plan will guide the recovery
Business continuity plans are typically put into action in response to an internal emergency like a ransomware attack or physical facility damage. In some cases, a significant weather event, such as a hurricane, can trigger plan activation for multiple organizations at once. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, interrupted business processes for companies everywhere. We’ve already been through several months of unusual circumstances, and
It’s something of an understatement to say that 2020 has been a challenging year. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed virtually every facet of daily life. Now that we’re halfway through the year, however, many businesses are moving toward reopening and bringing staff together again. Up to 62% of Americans worked at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your staff was among that
In recent weeks, you’ve probably become more aware of how easy it is to pick up and spread germs over the course of your daily activities. Proper handwashing methods are having their moment in the spotlight, prompting many to ask, “what else can I sing besides ‘Happy Birthday’ twice?” As expected, the Internet did not disappoint, and now you have numerous choices
Because of its flexibility, web-based software can offer many benefits to businesses, including more efficient maintenance and improved data security.
For businesses with highly specialized processes and workflows, custom software can improve efficiency and productivity. Once a company steps out of the realm of off-the-shelf software, going back to that setting would be difficult. Custom software is an investment of time and expertise, but its rewards can be immense. A large number of businesses opt to use an in-house developer to create
How efficient are your business processes? If your business is like most, you use a variety of off-the-shelf softwares to meet various needs. Part of the broad appeal of off-the-shelf software is its adaptability for general use. Some business functions, such as email or accounting, are universal. As your business grows and develops, however, you may find yourself making a “wish list”
Many small and midsize businesses rely on off-the-shelf software for a large portion of their daily operations. The relatively low cost and easy set-up for such software makes it very attractive for businesses that may not have a dedicated IT department. However, these standardized applications typically serve a single function or related set of functions. Getting these applications to talk to one
Cloud services like Office 365 can reduce software investment while giving you the professional technology tools to keep your small business profitable. You’ll get a lot more than just hosted Outlook: you’ll get the entire Office suite.
A productive conference call is equal parts art and science. The art of a good phone meeting includes organization, a clear agenda and purpose, and scheduling. The science requires having a clear line, lining people up with the right technology, and getting everyone to participate.
Business has changed in a multitude of ways over the last 20 years. Unfortunately, a lot of offices haven’t changed their workflows in that same span of time. If you describe your business processes as “a ton of paperwork,” then you are working too hard. Our custom software development services help municipalities, schools, factories, and more by reducing the time it takes for repetitive processes. Here are a few solutions you should consider if you are looking for more time in your year.
Successful custom software development is the result of collaboration between a developer and client. It can help your business become more profitable, but you must be well-prepared before beginning the process. Maintaining focus on the outcome as you move through the process will help you to keep on track.
Your business phone system comes packed with features designed for productivity, which can help you to impress co-workers and customers alike. Time is money, and you can add time to your day just by using your phone more efficiently. Because Lieberman Technologies sells Allworx phones, this list focuses on the features offered by an Allworx system, but many phone systems have similar elements.
Off-the-shelf software is very general in nature. It performs a limited task or set of tasks for a business, regardless of the type of business using it. It often doesn’t have the capabilities to handle the special needs of a specific business or industry. Fine-tuning a business to eliminate inefficiency is a constant goal. For some businesses, this can mean ditching off-the-shelf software in favor of custom software.
Now, with the Allworx Verge 9000 phone, even more happens in the background to help you run your business better. When you get back to the office, your contacts on your iPhone or Android phone sync via Bluetooth with your desk phone. From there it goes into your Verge system. When Dave goes to his desk to call Mary, her contact information is already on his desk phone. He can sit down, scroll to her name, press call, and be talking through specs in the time it would take to open his email.