If people didn’t know any better, most would probably think that businesses are impossible to operate without the use of technology we have today. We know for a fact however, that businesses have indeed prospered long before humanity had any inkling of the gadgets and equipments presently enjoyed by us. But how is it that most businesses literally experience a standstill when their state-of-the-art equipments conk out on them?
The problem with fully embracing new technology is the tendency to completely throw out and forget time-proven processes that could serve as a buffer when the necessity to shift to manual mode arises. Of course there are specific business aspects and phases that cannot go back to such mode but this should not mean a complete halt to any business operation. There must be a ready plan for critical times devoid of the assistance of modern technology.
We can readily observe that older processes are not totally stripped of the use of technology. It is important to determine how operations can continue equipped only with the simplest and most available gadget whenever possible. This will enable businesses to hold their forts while the problems with the newer technology are being addressed.
Problems with modern technology can occur at any given time whether for very brief periods or extended ones. A business’ capability to weather the challenges of this nature provides consumers an idea of its readiness to fulfill demands in the direst situations. The most affected business areas are usually communication and production matters. Typical communication of today is comprised of email or SMS while most production machineries are computerized. We can just imagine the effect of a momentary disruption on modern technology use but we would like to believe that efficient businesses are ably prepared for it.