In 1981, the IBM PC AT was released at a cost of over $4,000 (inflation adjusted) which came without business applications, networking or printing. One could easily spend $15,000 properly configuring licensing and supporting those machines for one year. Despite that cost, the “personal computer” as it was called, revolutionized business and paid for themselves by creating efficiency: getting work done better, faster and more precisely than in a manual fashion. Today, you could not compete in nearly any business without computers as a business tool.
Computers are everywhere: desktops, workstations, servers, laptops, smart phones, tablets. Computers can be found in elementary school classrooms, automobile engines, on tables in restaurants, in household appliances and even integrated into the latest televisions. You have better and significantly more technology at much lower cost at your disposal today as opposed to even eight years ago.
The average business counts on these technologies to complete common task such as completing a sale, sending an email, drafting a document, submitting an invoice, processing payroll, charting a patient exam, quoting a job, entering an order and counting inventory. The most successful business often leverage technology further: to automate workflow in ways that save time, reduce cost, and increase employee productivity. Trucking firms calculate the lowest cost route between stops and optimize the complicated combination of freight that is loaded into their trucks. Restaurants automatically re-order individual ingredients based on what dishes are entered as sales. Doctors can have patients automatically called and warned if a drug they are taking is recalled.
Whatever your business; you need technology. You need it to work much like utilities; always there and always reliable. MASSBITS can make that happen.