Feeling nostalgic for simpler times as the technology world evolves around you? You’re not alone! Emerging technology can feel overwhelming, but it’s popularity grows for one wonderful reason — it can make your life easier, and better.
This summer, dip a toe into the warm waters of new technology with a few easy steps to acclimate:
- Instead of calling, connect with video chat: As you connect with friends and family, try video instead of a standard call. Every smart phone now has video capabilities. If you don’t have a smartphone, try Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts. You’ll see smiling faces, some virtual tours, and can even play games with friends and family while you’re apart.
- Try a wifi security camera: You’ll never miss a delivery again! Many reasonably priced and subscription-free options are available to give you peace of mind and increase security. With a wifi connection and a quick app download, you can keep an eye on your front door with your phone from wherever you are.
- Give Alexa a chance: Cloud-based voice services are the hottest trend and for good reason! A smart speaker like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home can help to keep you organized and updated. Devices are quick to set up, cost effective, and can play music on demand, read the news to you, manage your calendar, remind you about chores and even tell you when to leave for appointments based on traffic.
- Cut the cord on cable and stream this summer: There’s no better time than summer to test out life as a “cord cutter” and set yourself free from cable. Most households consume significantly less television when the weather is nice and the sun is shining. Cancel your cable this summer, and try streaming the shows you love. You probably won’t miss cable — or the bill. And, you’ll be a tech-savvy household.
After dabbling in a tech-savvy personal life, take the plunge for your business — move your business to the cloud! Switching to a cloud based Managed Service Provider (MSP) means that you’ll only pay for the services you need, you and your employees will have access to important files and systems wherever they are, and your cyber safety will increase with enhanced security. Now that you’re a technology wiz, the switch can be fast, easy, and cost effective with a little help from the experts. Ready to dive in? Make the switch today.