Apart from the manufacturing plants that still produce physical, tangible products, most other businesses are slowly going digital for various reasons. Here are a few of them:
Twice as Fast
The future is all about how fast you can access information, and who has the quickest access. This means that having access to the internet is paramount. If you wanted to find out something about the commercial lease you signed a few years ago, then you could either go down to the leasing company and browse their archives, or you could simply search for the information online. Having as much of your company’s information online allows you to access it that much faster, particularly if you have many employees, any of whom might need access.
Bring Everyone into the Fold
As soon as the company starts to grow and expand, logistics become a nightmare. One commercial office lease Hong Kong isn’t going to cut it anymore; you might need to open branches too. If all branches attend to the same or similar functions, how else is the information supposed to flow from one to the other if not through the internet? If even one group is left out of the network then it impacts negatively on the whole company by failing to bring everyone into the fold and failing to promote unity and harmony among all employees.
Once everything and everyone is networked, you will find that there is an immediate reduction in the amount of resources you need per worker. Where previously every computer needed a printer (or at least a USB drive to transfer documents between an isolated computer and the one connected to the printer), now the entire floor can share one printer. If all computers in a single office building exist on an Ethernet, then they can transfer documents between departments, floors etc. without complications. Not only does this cut obvious costs like less money spent on ink cartridges and repairs, it also cuts hidden costs like electricity which will be used more efficiently if everything is digitized and networked.
The internet is forever; so are the actions performed through it. For those in the know, every key stroke that modified the internet in some small way can be recovered and by making everything digital, the gatekeepers can watch and survey any breach of security within a company. Any attempt to hack from the outside, any attempt to leak from the inside, any embezzling, any acts of sabotage can all be recorded and then exposed through a system of spy software if the day-to-day processes and procedures of the business are digitized.