3 reasons to use online tools to manage your business

Are you one of those who feel that you are equipped with power of information technology just because you are using some applications developed using FoxPro or Access to manage your business? In case your answer is yes, then you should understand that by using these applications, you are using the power of computer and software technology, but not of IT. To start using IT in your business, you will need to use applications that use digital network (mostly Internet) to manage and share your data. In this post, we will look at three reasons to use online tools to manage your business.

  1. Online application allows you to access data from any location: As these applications are running on the net, you can create and manage your data from any system with Internet connectivity. In most of the cases, you can even access such applications from your GPRS enabled mobile phone.
  2. You don’t have to depend on costly and power-packed PCs or laptops: You don’t need to buy a costly computer with costly operating system in order to use online apps. You can manage your business using low cost laptops (netbooks) with free and open-source operating systems like Ubuntu.
  3. You don’t have to worry about disk crashes: Vendors of these applications take care of regular backups. Thus, you don’t have to worry about loosing your important data due to disk crashes. In cases your computer fails to work, you can continue with work using a different computer till the time it is repaired (Refer to point 1).

I hope these reasons will convince you to start using online applications. This can beĀ  a good way to start implementing IT in your business. In case you want to know more about online applications that you can use, refer to this post which lists 270+ tools for running a business online.

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