Resolve to evolve

New mobile and cloud-based solutions help your business adapt and compete

If you’re a business owner or decision maker stuck in the “because that’s how we’ve always done it” mindset, you risk being left behind as your competitors get ahead by readily embracing advanced technology. To stay relevant, innovative and, yes, competitive, your business needs to be continually evolving – and technology is at the forefront of the evolution.

Even if you’ve invested time and resources in legacy systems and infrastructure, you can still make room for mobile-first technology that will build on what you do best, ensuring you’re flexible and forward-moving. “It’s happening whether you like it or not,” says Dale Hedges, Calgary director of Western Management Consultants. “And you’re probably using [what’s called] Software as a Service (SaaS) and don’t even realize it,” he says, citing platforms such as Gmail and various calendar tools.

But there’s so much more.

Cloud-based communication systems allow your team to stay nimble, collaborate and stay connected – to each other and your clients – wherever they might be. Rogers Unison is one such service, and it lets you and your staff break free from the restrictions of a traditional desk-phone system while retaining the familiar and most useful features it provides. Others, such as Rogers Business App Market, featuring G Suite and Office 365, allow you to organize and manage your communications, calendars and storage systems all in one.

Previously only available to enterprise-level corporations with big IT budgets, small and medium-sized businesses can now access new technology easily and economically to streamline operations, boost productivity and open themselves up to new markets.

“The main challenge is [breaking away from] legacy physical infrastructure, which ties you to a desk with a PC and hard-wired phone system,” says Hedges. “This is especially the case with larger enterprises that have not fully adopted anytime/anywhere type work environments. [But] the benefits are numerous: flexibility, cost-efficiency and better service.”

Rogers, through its mobile-first technologies, assists and empowers decision makers at businesses big and small to access that environment, and to transition from increasingly challenging legacy systems to new, innovative and affordable ways of getting the job done.

For more on how Rogers can help your business evolve, visit rogers.com/Discover-Business.