The advance of technology in recent years has completely changed the office environment and the use of technology has become essential for office work. Not only does technology make work and productivity faster and more effective, it also connects the business together as well as the consumer world through networks. There are almost endless ways that technology is used in offices; here are some of the most popular:
Internet and Intranet
Intranet can be used as a network between the office to send and receive messages and information. Internet is a global network that can be used in an office for communication, research and much more.
Websites and E-mail
A business can use web pages as a way to promote their products, services or information. E-mails are a useful online tool for communication, where messages, images and much more can be sent global in an instant.
Multifunctional devices have come a long way from the original printers, scanners, fax machines and copiers. Now as one piece of equipment, the device can multi task any jobs that need completing in the office. Models such as the Kyocera Taskalfa are very advanced and come with many professional features, this device is available here.
As well as desktop computers, portable laptops and notebook computers are useful for completing work or showing presentations from outside of the office.
Teleconferencing and Videoconferencing
Large companies can now hold conferences online via teleconferencing and videoconferencing. This saves a lot of time, effort and money, and gives the opportunity for more regular meetings.
There are many multimedia systems and software that can be used for graphics, sound, video, animation and more. Multimedia can be developed, distributed and presented across many technological platforms.
Electronic calendars on the computer can be used for an office to stay organised. Dates with meetings, conferences, appointments, events and schedules can be placed in advance so all employees know the forthcoming agenda.