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The 3 Basic Functions of Technology in Today’s Digital Workspace

It’s so much more than print.

Summary

Protect, manage and connect people and applications to drive productivity, keep data secured, and efficiently manage information.

Read time: 7 minutes

In business, we invest in technology to improve company performance and our work life, not because it’s cool or fun. (Like our personal tech purchases, right?) Any business technology spend aims to boost productivity, simplify tasks, increase efficiency, and cut costs – in short, make us more profitable.

There may be other reasons, but at a high level, those goals represent our reason for investing in technologies.

The technology itself, however, performs three basic functions:

  • Protects your data

  • Helps you manage opportunity

  • Connects your employees, data, and customers

We call this "Protect. Manage. Connect.”

For the best return on investment (ROI), every technology you use will support at least one of these functions, ideally contributing to an end-to-end solution. Small and medium-sized businesses benefit most, as streamlining the Protect Manage Connect approach positions them to compete with even the biggest enterprises.

Let’s take a closer look at each function, potential pitfalls to watch out for, and ideas on how each one can help your business achieve its goals.

Manage

Connecting in a mobile world

Connect

To collaborate and create, your teams need to connect and communicate regularly. Whether you have mobile employees, work remotely, or some combination in between, you need systems that bring everyone together.

Interconnectivity supports knowledge-sharing, ensures productivity, and manages remote teams. At the same time, you need to mitigate risk. The best solutions for interconnectivity:

In short, we have made it our mission to protect, manage, and connect.

Contact us for more information on how we might help you manage information today.

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  1. 1. Source: Verizon. “2019 Data Breach Investigations Report Executive Summary.” May 2019. Web. 9 Jan 2020. https://enterprise.verizon.com/resources/executivebriefs/2019-dbir-executive-brief.pdf