Are you Up-to-Tech?

February 6th, 2014

Let’s looks at ways you can better utilize technology in all areas of your life including procurement.

Today’s post is by Margaret Stewart, Executive Assistant at SafeSourcing.

We all are aware of the ever growing use of and demand for technology. It is a resource that most rely on daily, but how well are you utilizing the resources you have?

Many of us are constantly using technology, whether it’s at work, home, or on our phones. We can forego maps when we travel and can share pictures with friends in real time. The possibilities seem limitless. But as soon as we think we have the best technology out there, something newer and better comes out. For most of us, it is not feasible to keep up with all the latest technology devices, but there are some forms of technology that you can keep up with.

One under-utilized tech resource is cloud-based storage. You may have hundreds or thousands of your own pictures saved on social media sites, but what about other important documents? Cloud based services provide storage of your important documents, no matter if they are personal or professional, they provide easy access to them from anywhere, and are safe even if your computer or device crashes. Whether for your tax returns or business contacts, cloud storage is technology that should be used.

Another under-used aspect of technology is resource utilization. We generally know that we will not have to wonder anything for more than a couple of hours before we search for it and find an answer, but there is so much information available through technology that a person can feel overwhelmed. For instance, if you want to create a contract with a roofing company, where would you begin? You can search for “contracts,” but you may spend hours just sorting out unnecessary information. All the searching may hinder you from recognizing that companies and sites you are already familiar with, like public libraries or business associates, may provide the resource you are looking for. Information overload can cause an oversight when researching, but sometimes just exploring the resources we already have can provide the technology, information, and help we need.

We, at SafeSourcing, enjoy bringing this blog to you every day and hope you find value in it. For more information about how SafeSourcing can bring you up-to-tech in your sourcing information quest or on our “Rick Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.

We look forward to your comments.

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