We have grown and developed as a result of the changes that have occurred since 2001, and our lemonade stands and car washes have been converted into accounting and law firms, as well as medical and dentist offices. Our company has developed along with the changes, and our business practices have changed as well. Listed below is a summary of how our small businesses have changed from 2001…
You Can Now Talk On The Phone and Use the Internet at the Same Time
Back in 2001, you had two choices: you could either purchase an additional telephone line or you may lose your Internet connection. You have the option of speaking with or sending an email to your client. You may now do both tasks on the same device at the same time. No one misses the sound of a modem more than I do, but you have to admit that there is something to be said about chatting to someone while also giving them a file at the same time!
Your Phone is Now Always With You
If you didn’t happen to be George W. Bush in 2001, you had to be at your place of employment or at home in order to make a phone call. Your phone is now always with you, no matter where you are. Never again will you have to worry about missing an important phone call while travelling or working on the plane or on the train. Do you need a family vacation, as well as time to participate in a conference call? You’d have to go back to 1995 and miss out on everything. All that remains is for you to turn off your cell phone, put on your headphones, dial the number, and return to the beach!
Cloud? What is That?
In 2001, there were basically two kinds of computers: the ones that were in your office and the ones that you couldn’t use for work. With the cloud, you can now work from anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection. With production tools such as Office 365, you can work from any location at any time. There will be no murder songs from 2001, but you will be free to choose where and when you want to work in 2021.
Back in the day, if you needed to back up your IT system, your only choices were tape and… well, tape. Not only have you had to conduct all of your backups manually, but you’ve also had to make certain that they were put into your car in order to transport them and keep them safe. Instead of having to manually backup or replace tapes, you can now have your local disc automatically backed up to SAP cloud which you discover more in the link, and you can even have it immediately synchronized with the cloud to guarantee you have a secure offshore copy for disaster recovery.
Things have definitely changed in the years since that magical summer year of 2001. We had fun, we laughed a lot, and we fell in love. However, the most important aspect to remember is that technology has made it easier than ever before for small businesses to get things done.