Is efficiency a dirty word in IT?

Is your business keeping up with national efficiency gains? A new report from the Department of Labor says U.S. workers increased efficiency by 3.1 percent – the first rise in nearly two years. Labor costs also dropped 2.4 percent. That’s good news for business owners, provided they are among those benefiting.

Yet, in today’s economic environment, efficiency gains from technology can have a negative connotation…because it may also mean replacing people’s jobs with technology. We don’t buy that – and you shouldn’t either.

In fact, now is the time you need to be as efficient as possible. That’s because a substantial way to get more hours out of your day opens the door for your business to:

  • Increase revenue
  • Improve customer service
  • Add critical (revenue-generating) staff positions.

Take a look at this chart showing the expected efficiency gains when implementing the right Unified Communications solution.

This means that a company with 100 employees could gain around 40,000 additional hours, annually. That’s equivalent to adding approximately 18 employees to your staff!

With all of this in mind, you might want to check out these productivity tools from Digium’s Switchvox UC solution. Whether you’re trying to do more with less, or you want to be more efficient in order to fuel growth, these productivity tools can help you save hours – and dollars.

Join the discussion on LinkedIn and tell us what efficiency challenges you want to solve with a business phone system or Unified Communications solution.

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