As the technological world continues to evolve, we can all be doing more to be ‘tech-savvy’. Moreover, it is essential to keep on top of new trends, themes and ways of doing things. This is beneficial both personally as well as professionally. This helps connect you with people wherever you are, speeding up processes to focus your time elsewhere. We believe in putting all virtual things first; deciphering ways technology can make life easier, more productive, and more sustainable.
Although different to the Christmas we experienced last year with more of us being able to celebrate in person, at Virtual First we have still been looking at ways we can be more tech-savvy. Our Secret Santa draw was done virtually this year, through the app Draw Names, allowing people to take part whether they are at home or in the office. The method we chose also allows you to see a wish list for your chosen person with links to the product, meaning you can order directly to their door.
The past 18 months have taught us that everyone’s working schedule can look a bit different. But, technology is a way you can tailor your approach to be inclusive for all.
As Christmas day creeps closer, there are always relatives who need help setting up a new tablet, laptop, phone, or anything else that might have been nabbed in the Black Friday deals. And what better way to be the hero of the hour than showing off your tech skills! And, with the world still recovering and adapting from Covid-19 restrictions, it is important to stay up to date with technological advances to seamlessly connect with friends and family from all over.
Alongside your personal technology experiences, it is also key to be more virtually switched on in business too. If your business is choosing to wind down in the build-up to the Christmas period with more people working from home or from different locations, it is important to ensure you are keeping up with your Cyber Security priorities. Almost all cyber-attacks start with an email, a function used every day and something so easy to protect. The right email security can automatically interrogate email links, attachments and sender addresses to immediately isolate the attack.
You can also utilise technology throughout a building’s infrastructure. For example, you can set up your lights to a certain timer to help with your working from home schedule. Setting timers can help with waking up in the morning and preparing for the day, as well as helping to wind down after work without a transition from office to home. This also helps to be more environmentally friendly. You can set a time for when lights turn on or off, never using energy for longer than needed. You can also utilise energy-saving light bulbs at home or in the office. These use less electricity to emit the same amount of light as a traditional bulb. Even the small changes can make a big difference, so it is worth researching where you can use more sustainable resources.
Being more tech-savvy is crucial to increasing your productivity. You can easily access and join meetings wherever you are, achieving more in less time. It also allows for more flexibility when balancing work and a social life; giving you more time to spend on what matters to you.