Hirsch’s Hillcrest hosted their monthly business networking function recently with Iain Emerson, the Founder and CEO of Network Configurations, one of the top IT companies in KZN, explaining to local business owners and entrepreneurs how important it is to keep up with the latest trends in technology to help their business thrive in today’s economy.
Said Iain, “As your business grows you have to be more streamlined and efficient on the techno front. You also have to make sure that your branding is on point. It’s no good, for instance, having a web site and e-mail address that doesn’t match up.”
Iain explained that technology is the enabler to be more efficient. He pointed out that transparency is key in business and technology can help with that. “Use technology wisely. Spend time learning how it works – your agility in business comes from technology. You need to be able to access your data from anywhere and the latest tech trends help with this.”
Erica Floweday, Iain’s Business Partner also spoke at the event, explaining the importance of keeping up to date with the latest office programmes.
Office 365, for instance, an extremely efficient cloud platform that stores all data in the cloud and is easily accessed from any device. “Once you subscribe to office 365, you get over 10 applications to go with it, including Microsoft Teams that allows multiple participants from anywhere in the world to participate in an online conference and is a lot more user-friendly than Skype in businesses” Erica pointed out.