It is hard to believe that the Internet does not have very many decades behind it.  As the 1960s became the 1970s, the dawn of new ideas for Internet-working emerged.  Fast-forward to today, and the entire landscape through which we connect ideas together has been consumed by this digital space for thoughts.

Information Technology is inseparable from communication and collaboration because of the speed at which it operates, and its natural tendency to evolve faster than most of us are able to comprehend.  As the whirlwind of dust from launching this new frontier settles, we are beginning to find proven methods for communication and collaboration that efficiently utilize the new technology available to us, and it is clear to see the improvements that Information Technology has afforded us through the manner in which we conduct our business.

 

Provide an Open line of Communication

Most services have been digitized into the Information Technology realm.  Voice Over IP brings phone conversations to the realm of 1s and 0s along with email, chat, video streaming, file-sharing, etc.  This provides a method to track all communications singularly instead of managing communications stored over multiple accounts and performed over multiple mediums that may not otherwise integrate.  Services such as Office 365 provided by Microsoft supply an integrated email, chat and video conferencing experience hosted in the cloud, with a centralized method to index and store the communications for fast searching and reference.

 

Provide a Creative Space

The digital realm provides an effective method of controlling user work environments and keeping data integrity secured using centralized policies and automated responses to conditional triggers.  Maintaining a clean digital workspace supports creative focus and productivity.  Imagine for a moment that you have a home that is perfectly spotless.  You are sitting at the couch in the living room, drinking a glass of water.  When you finish the water, you put the cup down on a table – and forget the coaster.  Immediately, a robot zooms out, picks up the empty glass, wipes the condensation from the table-top and takes the glass to the kitchen and puts it in the dishwasher, and then returns to his stand-by position in the closet.   The environment is as if you had never disturbed it – that is the power of automation in Information Technology (and amazingly enough is very close to being a real-world robot scenario, as well.  Roomba’s are scurrying over hardwood floors throughout America, tormenting dogs and cats who are just trying to bask in the glory of their mess for a bit before returning to sterile modern living.)

 

Remember Everything

Remembering things is hard, and I find that it only gets harder as I age.  You know what doesn’t have trouble remembering things?  Computer storage.  Unless something happens to damage a device, computer storage is a precise memory system that cannot lie, and will remember whatever you tell it is important.  This is extremely useful when collaborating between large groups of individuals.  Whether you are using Microsoft SharePoint online to upload all of your documents and work on them simultaneously with your department, using Exchange and Lync online to send, store, consolidate and index all of your communication threads, or engaging in CNS’ backup solutions to store and maintain versions of documents from your local computer or server infrastructure, you can be sure that Information Technology is remembering all of the things that you have forgotten about.

 

With the all the changes in technology over the last few years have you thought about your internet support? Does your office have a disaster recovery plan in place? When you sign up for our Managed IT plan, you can be sure your data is protected, accessible, and most importantly, secured. Capital Network Solutions has the expertise and experience to guide you through the technology field and get you the products and services that will work best specifically for you and your business. Contact us today for a free assessment and we’ll help you implement an effective and valuable disaster recovery plan.