We have probably all watched the Terminator movies multiple times each, and remember the grand bad guy in it: an articifical intelligence called Skynet. While computer software is still not smart enough to take over the world, it is indeed spreading at an impressive pace. The first computers took up more space than most people’s houses, and they were about as powerful as a standard calculator is today. Now we have computers everwhere: we carry one in our pocket, that we still call a “phone” even though that is the least of it’s features. Cars now have multiple computer built into them. We are including technology in more and more places, and we have even started talking about IoT – the Internet of Things – because all these devices can be interconnected and part of something greater than the individual parts in the network.
The wave of smart devices and built-in-computers have also hit modern companies, that are using more technology than ever before. It doesn’t matter what field it is – whether you’re a mining company or Facebook, you use a ton of computers and IT every single day. Some companies are still scared of the unknown, and stick to the “good old ways”, but these are typically weeded out by the modern companies adopting the technologies. Here are some of the ways modern companies utilize technologies, and why it gives them a competitive edge.
Booking of Meetings
Meetings used to be complicated. Everybody has their own schedule, and it is quite a puzzle to make everything fit together in a way, that everyone can attend. This used to require a lot of calls back and forth, and a good secretary to have the big overview. Today, it can all be handled with a Meeting Booking Software. Collegues can utilize software to find the appropiate time, where everybody schedule is free. There are also solutions targeted at letting your clients book meetings with you – no need for phone calls and lookups in the calendar, the software handles it all.
Scheduling of Conference Rooms
This is one of the advances in technology, that the computer science universities managed to adopt way before companies realized the value in it. There is always a limited amount of conference rooms, and it can be a hassle to book it. The old way required getting ahold of the right secretary, either through phone or showing up at their desk, and them looking through a bunch of papers and notes. These days there’s usually a Conference Room Schedule Display outside the door, that shows whether the room is reserved or not, and by whom. Some displays even allow booking the room right then and there, with just a few presses on the touch screen display