Top 5 Tech Tools You Should Check Out Now

Christopher Lentz | November 13, 2013 03:59 PM

The boom in tech innovations has doubled over itself the past few years. Even if you are not into Dungeons & Dragons, these 5 tech tools can help elevate your business to a new level.

1. The Tablet

The tablet, made popular by Steve Jobs and Apple, has taken the business world by storm. Need proof? There are more tablet applications being built than any other type in today's market and why not, it is one handy little piece of electronics magic! Everything from accessing your desktop remotely to creating and displaying presentations and even taking credit card payments. What else do you need from a gadget? The best part is that you have options whether you are a Mac, PC, or even Open Source hound. Take your pick and tap and slide your way into the future of business.

2. The Cloud

Cloud this, cloud that. Everyone and their sister are talking about this mysterious entity in the networking sky. It's no surprise either, the Cloud has revolutionized the way we all do business. Amazon's cloud services have led to a major increase in development of start-ups all over the world. The ability to leverage neverending amounts of storage, processing power, and other great features makes the Cloud one of the most attractive things in technology. Don't worry if you don't understand it all, it's still growing so fast that tomorrow the technology will already be better...and automatically updated!

3. Mobile Applications

Having a business means writing a lot of notes, sending a lot of emails, and making a lot of calls. Keeping track of all that activity used to be a grueling task for even the most business savy. Nowadays though, entreprenuers can utilize a long list of mobile tools like Dropbox, Evernote, Hoot Suite, and many, many more.

4. Virtualization

Virtualization can help reduce major IT costs associated with not only hardware but also management and maintenenace staff. Most virtualization projects pay for themselves in the first year or two. Plus, you are helping save the environment by reducing energy consumption. Now you can save some cash and help good ol' Mother Earth at the same time! Now that is something to feel good about as a business owner. This tech tool has even worked its way into desktop and application virtualization. The possibilites are nearly endless with virtualization and its many complimentary tools.

5. Windows 8 and Mac OS Mavericks

The latest operating systems from Microsoft and Apple are top notch. Light yet robust, friendly, colorful, and intuitive. Sure there is a small learning curve but with a couple hours of training you will be working like a pro and getting all the attention at the office! Don't worry about jumping in head first, hit up the nearest Apple or Microsoft retail store and check them both out. Then, once you decide you love them take one home and sleep the sleep of angels knowing you have the latest and greatest the technology world has to offer.

These are just a few of the great technology tools and gadgets out there, let us keep you up to date with our experienced team of Managed IT Service technicians.

 
 

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