ZDnet has a good piece on how small businesses can use IT to boost productivity. They list 5 tips on how SMBs can leverage IT to increase the productivity of their workforces. We happen to love the first two points, as they are parts of the OfficeDrop solution that our business owners are really embracing:
- Digitized Workflow – we agree that having important tasks done digitally, vs the traditional (slow) paper method provides a major boost to small business productivity
- Mobile Access – as we’ve blogged before, small businesses are leading mobile IT adoption, mainly because they are seeing that their employees are much more productive on the go when they have quick and secure mobile access to important files.
Check out the ZDnet video below on how small business is using technology to become more productive:
Interested in using technology to make your SMB better? One of the most compelling features of OfficeDrop’s cloud storage solution is our file search engine. For many of our clients, full text file search has become the most important tool in their company’s organizational/retreival toolbox. Anything that they need they can simply type into a search box and they’ll not only be shown the list of files matching the query, they’ll also get thumbnail previews of the files that will let their employee pick the correct one right away. Previews matter a lot when dealing with scans, because scanners don’t always pick names that make sense; many of scanned files are named funny strings of numbers based on the date that the item was scanned. With OfficeDrop, PDFs & scans are made fully text searchable, and files with text like Word documents, PPT’s and more are also full text searchable. So it’s easy to find words, numbers, phrases within my files. OfficeDrop’s web file search engine is currently our leading edge file search interface. I can easily add in search modifers like searching for files modified “yesterday” or “3 months ago to today,” by file type like “pdf” or type “audio.” It’s pretty amazing what can happen you can do cloud search on all of your files.