09 Jan, 2018

How Can You Align Your Technology And Goals For The New Year?


As we continue to erase 2017 from our memories in order to store new memories of 2018, it makes us wonder, is it time to erase our hard drives as well?

As the new year unfolds, it is important for businesses to prepare technology tools to be fully capable and able to handle everything the next 356 days of business brings forward. Whether your business is migrating new tools into business operations, or working to make existing tools more functional, it is important to stay organized and up to date with what technology is shaping your business.

How To Migrate New Tools

Since technology is so prevalent today, chances are you were gifted with some sort of tech tool over the holidays and you can’t wait to try it out in the workplace. Before you activate your new Amazon Alexa in your office, you should take the time to figure out where Amazon’s Alexa will be most effective.

In order to understand this, first, you can look at the tools that your new technology offers. Amazon’s Alexa, for example, has many capabilities that push businesses toward achieving high levels of collaboration among all members. Alexa for business was debuted with this goal in mind. So, before you put Alexa in your office as an assistant, you may want to think about putting it in your conference room.

“The new technology could well come in handy for connecting into teleconferences or adding data to enterprise-focused sales programs, sources said. It would also add more personalized features, like an enterprise security layer that identifies and authenticates different people using the app at work, one person said.” CNBC reports.

Organize Yourself

The new year is a time to create new business goals and tasks and to move on from old ones. Leave your 2017 workload behind and refresh your business plans to be strategic and effective to meet the new 2018 year. This can mean getting rid of old apps and downloading new ones that will help carry out these plans.

Luckily in this fast-paced world that we live in, there is pretty much an app for everything. Chances are you have carried out a bunch of business functions using apps and other tools in 2017. Whether you use calendar apps or productivity apps, these apps help drive your business functions to be more beneficial.

Now that we are in a new year, it is time to ditch the apps you have been using since 2007 and join the world of updated applications.


NetSuite is a management software, using the cloud to help businesses manage software effectively.

“One unified business management suite, encompassing ERP/Financials, CRM, and e-commerce for more than 40,000 organizations,” Netsuite reports.

Active Inbox

This Gmail plugin allows business professionals to organize their inbox by turning it into a task manager so important emails never slip through the cracks. Using a unique software, Active Inbox provides tools that keep users on track.

“Built for execs, managers and founders, it’s simultaneously an effortless email client and task manager, that is built upon the beloved Getting Things Done® (aka GTD®) workflow, to give you just one place to focus.” Active Inbox reports.

All in all, starting the new year on the right foot is imperative to the success of the following months of 2018. Using new apps, technologies with a clear goal in mind can help you stay on track and reach all of your new goals.


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