Britain’s economic depression is officially over after the economy expanded by 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014.  The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, were hailed as a “major milestone” in the recovery.

So now that the UK economy is now out of its slump is it time to relax? Are the good times rolling for your business, and can you use technology to grow your business further?

Business owners will know that sitting back will not lead to further growth, and although the economy is doing well there is always room for businesses to grow.

A good question from our point of view is ‘what can businesses do with technology to encourage growth that they are not doing already?’ And the answer from business owners, more often than not, would be ‘I don’t know’.

We often come across clients that can grow their business easily with the addition of new systems and services. But until they have consulted an IT expert they are in the dark about what is out there for them.

Many businesses are being held back by their lack of technology and are paying out more than they need to because they have not put the correct systems in place.

Exploring technology can create efficiencies

IT services beyond the computer set-up is often thought of as a costly element that is non-essential and can be avoided.

In reality the businesses that explore everything that is available to them and put the correct systems in place are the ones that run more efficiently and effectively.

Businesses that are growing, and the GDP figures show UK businesses are growing, need to ensure their high standards are still met as they expand. Multiple offices means the need for linked IT and telephone systems, more staff on the ground means a linked mobile phone network and staff out and about may need an effective way to access the main IT system to prevent endless journeys back to head office.

These are just a handful of business challenges we have worked with. Every business is different and every business should discuss their needs with an IT professional to find out what they can do with technology to encourage the growth we see across the country.