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One of the most common complaints in today’s busy working life is simply not having enough time to do everything. There is always more work to be done, and many people never reach the end of their ‘to-do’ list. This can lead to frustration and people not getting job satisfaction. Sadly it’s impossible to create more time. However, there are ways to save time and increase efficiency during the working day. Thanks to technology, there are some amazing tools and services (which you can read more about here) which can help you to increase productivity and save time, meaning that you might actually get to the bottom of that to-do list.
Without the internet, we probably wouldn’t have the rest of the programs and innovations we now rely on. The internet is one of the world’s greatest technological achievements to exist, and it has enabled companies to work more efficiently than ever. It has allowed businesses to market themselves and their products and services all over the world. It has connected people and countries and is the driving force behind how business owners better communicate with one another.
Cloud computing offers the flexibility for businesses to grow and gives an improved customer experience. Not only this, but it reduces the upfront costs of running a business and saves physical space in an office, so you don’t have to find a room for bulky hardware. Cloud computing also enables improved work flexibility, as work can often be accessed or done from anywhere.
Artificial intelligence or AI has meant that predicting and preparing for the future has become more comfortable. Large IT companies are developing AI and algorithms to be the norm now and to improve many industries. For example, AI can make a massive difference to the healthcare industry, and innovations such as Telehealth has been made possible. Telehealth has the ability to monitor patients and then to inform physicians if anything has occurred. Then you have innovations such as wearable devices which could allow for constant monitoring of patients as well as being able to see changes in a patient that a doctor might not necessarily see.
Voice recognition technology has become a huge part of our daily lives when using our phones and devices, such as Alexa and Google Home. And this is something that is set to continue to increase as voice search will soon become the norm. Also, using dictation software can help to improve efficiency in the workplace as this innovation means that you can spend more time doing your job rather than writing up notes about what you have just done and discussed in a meeting. It is a powerful tool that not only improves reliability but also saves time.
You might not think this takes up a lot of your time, but document management can take up far more of your time than you think. While you might be good at sorting out your physical files in storage cupboards, how are you digital files and templates looking? There is now software that can help you to automate your content management processes and ultimately save you time and money. Better organized documents will also increase your confidentiality and flexibility and decrease stress in the workplace.