Every day there’s at least one article talking about hackers, viruses or other technological terrors to look out for. It’s easy to see why many small business owners are hesitant at the thought of implementing technology in their operations. But just because there are risks involved doesn’t mean you should stay away from technology. Cars malfunction but that doesn’t prevent anyone from driving to work. Harnessing technology not only translates into better business efficiency, but it also reduces the cost of operations. You can then use these freed up resources to improve your business in other ways. Most of all, being up to date keeps you on top of the competition in a crowded marketplace. With all these benefits, integrating tech into your company is a no-brainer. Here are some tips you can follow to help translate tech into improved business efficiency: Move To The Cloud Migrating to cloud computing can significantly benefit your business. If you’re still using an in-house server, you’re probably paying much more than you should for a service that you can get at a lower cost while still being able to scale and grow very efficiently. Don’t disregard the technology due to the seemingly steep upfront cost. You’ll see tremendous savings every month compared to in-house services. Secure Your Data Engaging in high tech world means a greater need for high security. As your profits grow, so does your data. However, security solutions don’t have to be too complicated. There’s no need for you to dedicate a team of employees just to secure your company’s data. An abundance of highly regarded security companies offer the latest solutions to combat possible security threats at an attractive price point. Subscription Software There used to be a time when companies would charge for updated versions of software every year or so. Those familiar with Microsoft Office or the Adobe Suite know that the companies behind them have now shifted to a more cost-effective solution involving subscription models. This trend is on the rise and many in the industry believe that software subscriptions will soon become the standard, especially since software makers tend to utilize solutions based on the cloud. When it comes to the “dangers of the internet”, it’s wise not to fall into the media hype that thrives on fear and panic. Choosing to stay behind as your competition zooms along is just bad for business. Getting your business up to date with modern technology and you’ll soon find that your business has a strong foundation that’s ready to face the future.