How technology has brought survival of the fittest to online businesses

Technology has enabled potential clients to research products, services and companies in a way that previously was not available. Thirty years ago, we used to have onlydirectories where you could look up services such as the yellow pages and Thomson local. However technology and the internet has forever changed this.

Now when a service or product is needed we turn instantly to the internet and search for options. The search engines have been able to index millions of pages and sort them in seconds into a useable matrix of information. So now when a consumer looks for a service or product the internet provides an near instant search able directory of suppliers.

However  the best feature of all about technology is how a consumer gets to search for information about other consumers experiences with the product, service or company. Now at a time more than ever in the past you are able to get other users feedback on how their experience has been with a product, service or company.  For example a quest search for best international courier servicewill bring up dozens of results, but looking at the reviews will show you who really is considered the best most reliable courier to send a parcel to Spain through.

For example eBay operate a feedback system for all products that they facilitate the sale of. It ranks the seller and the product so that buyers can choose the right supplier for them. The commercial application of Darwin’s theory of evolution and the survival of the fittest. The firms with the best feedback, gets publicised by eBay more and the higher their feedback and positive reviews get the more consumers will be inclined to buy from them.

But eBay and amazon are not the only ways that consumers can find  out information about a business. There are multiple online review sites like respectedservices.com and truustpilot.com. Here consumers can leave reviews for firms. Reviews left on independent websites such as these are trusted far more that reviews on a business’s own site.

Technology has also brought about a new age of social media. As well as a business reviews being left on reviews sites or sales channels. These are also being shared on social media. So good service can and is recommended to friends and family via social media sites such as Facebook and twitter.

So technology has enabled the reputation of a business, service and or product becomes known much more easily by potential clients. Ensuring that businesses focus on customer service, the client experience and

How Does The Blend of IT Technical Solutions And Businesses Help

Technology today plays a very significant role in growth and development of businesses. A business owner is able to successfully avoid the additional costs burden by using efficient technology to make daily business operations a lot smoother. Many businesses rely heavily on efficient technology for proper growth and development along with efficient maintenance of home network activities. With the need for technology in businesses rising everyday, many owners today are outsourcing their business network requirements and technical support to IT solution professional companies.

IT professional companies today are able to provide better services to business network requirements in many ways. Some of them are as follows:

  • Access to important technical tools at a reduced cost for running business operations smoothly
  • Free management bandwidth to focus on core business
  • Take help of trained and certified professionals who are skilled enough with proper expertise to check every business technology.
  • Round the clock availability of highly qualified technical professionals whenever required throughout year.
  • Continuous monitoring of the health of business network computers.
  • Reporting based on Asset management, Network Topology, OS related Patches and Updates, Event Log entries as well as recent changes to hardware and software lists.
  • Setup and install service is carried out by expert technicians that offer step by step assistance from first time use perspective on a device.

Hiring a professional IT service always helps businesses to conduct their daily home operation through a secured network channel easily. The owners can easily maintain their company information in a fully efficiently operated database which they can manage tasks end to end without much hassle. A professional IT service company always helps in performing numerous tasks easily at a good speed. A business network requirement is often complicated and IT professionals solve it with their efficient superior network knowledge. They are able to fix problems faster and easily with any hindrances to business operations.

Network requirements and technical support for non profits or SME’s are always very small and the owners wish to spend less in the beginning. Hiring new resources to manage small operations can be an additional burden in terms of expenses. However technology requires only one time investment and can guarantee lifelong successful service to businesses. This economic technical support to non profits or small companies can easily perform millions of business operations through a safe and secured network channel without any interruption in the flow. The best part about having a professional taking care of your IT requirements is that they can detect problems on their end very easily without any hassle before they cause any obstruction or constraint in the path of business operations. They can help your business achieve the necessary goals as well without spending too much. So now choose an effective technology which will take care of your business end to end.

God in the Digital Age

Really?

Why.

Why would an IT guy be talking about God. Odd, given that I walk in a very ‘secular’ world.

I remember that when I worked for Pearson in Practice we even had a policy safeguarding the employees from saying anything which could be ‘volatile’, ‘contentious’ and we were even advised to monitor when we sent emails and Facebook posts. I realised that although the intentions were good, the problem and solution were much greater.

So who am I to preach to you? I’m not, and won’t. Don’t worry.

I moved to “The Faithfull City”, Worcester, from ‘the other Faithfull City’ – Coventry. I grew up with a Catholic family background, went to a ‘High School’ with ‘High Church’ values and it has taken me ten years to undo the ‘damage’ of ‘religiosity’. I now attend and am very pleased to be part of St Pauls’ church. Around 100 years ago the church was set up (I believe) by Rev Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy (‘Woodbine Willie’) who is famous for his direct support of soldiers in the WW1 trenches. His church is now an ‘Assemblies of God’ Pentecostal church. It is lovely. The church is passionate, from the heart and deeply caring. It is a charismatic and supportive church. If you are Doctor, Manager or Lawyer wanting to ‘show your face’ then this is not for you. If you like a good sing-song, pop concert and want to just enjoy how good life actually is then this is definitely the place for you!

St Pauls’ is now over 150 delegates full in the morning and a further 100 in the evening. It can be found in Worcester City Centre between a major car park and a massive Asda. It has been the father of many ‘plant’ churches over the past 30 years and continues to inspire.

I’ll be honest – I used to hate all of the pop music. I believed that it had no place in church. I would turn up in a suit, not dance and sneer on others. I learned to love other people, accept their faults and finally to even to make friends. I remember one song to the tune of Pet Shop Boys’ “Go West” and laughed my head off! Then, I eventually realised that I was in the wrong here.

I am a member of a ‘life group’. The principle is simple – each person is part of a group of approx. 10 people. Each group reports back to the church body and any support and pastoral care is done through the group. Each person helps each other.

We love the city. We also support other churches, religions and groups across the city as we realise that we are only part of a much bigger equation. All of this however is an anathema to a Secular IT sector, is it not? Well, if you’ve been through tough times you might consider what its all for.I am pleased that I can just take some time out from it all and think ‘what would Jesus do right now?’, even to just ask for help, both from a higher power and also from my peers in the Life Group in a supportive way.

The church is now full of people all avid Facebookers, telling the world through Foursquare all of the events that have been taking place at the St Pauls church and is full of over 100 tweeters, but it doesn’t stop there – the church takes a regular stream of online donations, published weekly podcasts of the key messages and discussions held and has a fervent online following. If it wasn’t for the Digital Age, we’d have to shout a little louder, but the interest in what the church has – a friendship, a supportive network, pure kindness and love for our fellow person, would still be there.