The great question of technology today may be something very different than what you imagined in the past.
Years ago, back in the early 90s I was consulting with various business owners who were interested in a website but just did not understand how it worked and more than often they were afraid of the technology.
Some of them understood how powerful it was and others thought it was just another fad.
One guy said to me that the internet was just a fad and that it would soon be over.
The funny thing is that business now has a for sale sign out side…
This does not mean that there your business will go out of business if your not up to date with the technology of the times but it does mean that when you refuse to change because you think that your business is immune from the future you could end up in a situation where your business will fail.
You can go right along and just ignore what technology is all about or you can learn more about it and compete because in the very near future business companies that provide consumer services beyond the ordinary point of sale, will prosper while other companies experience the pain of shrinkage.
Writing software, creating software can help build your business.
building software is a process that you can follow using a set check list, however that is only a part of the entire process.
Software use in many small business companies is on the rise and it is being supplied from the traditional outlets either. One of the most interesting aspects of this modern technologically world we live in is that the old time supplies such as Microsoft and even apple seem to be moving to the back of the bus so to speak.
types of software and how they work.
With so many open source options available today why would a small business company spend so much money on a software solution that perhaps may not be as popular or even as effective as some of the open source solutions out there. A great point in case is this hotel that I am not staying in yesterday they lost several hundreds in profits because they purchased some software from a vendor and that vendor let them down, they were unable to process any payments, they had customers standing in line waiting for the opportunity to do business with them.
A retailers nightmare…
This is a business nightmare when you cannot generate revenue and you have bills that come in month after month then you know that you cannot afford to loose money… In this very challenging economy a business cannot afford to make these kinds of mistakes… The thing is this company allegedly paid like $8000.00 to a vendor and ended up loosing money because of all the problems that the software caused that business then ended up allegedly moving to an open source solution.
So, the old methods of using software vendors may not always be a good method of creating revenue.