In June, Rogers CEO Guy Laurence delivered a speech at the Canadian Telecom Summit called Time Is the New Currency. Near the beginning of this speech, he asked, “Have you noticed that people now talk about spending time…the same way they talk about spending money?” and “ Why are we so willing to open up our wallets to buy time?” We simply have many more demands on our time. Canadians are working harder and more hours than ever. On top of this, the demands of family and home are becoming increasingly complicated—and become even more intense in September, as annual strategic planning winds up and we all rush to meet our goals, deadlines and budgets; and as the kids go back to school and their lives become increasingly busy, so too do their families’.
In our increasingly connected and complex world, it seems that time is the only thing we have less of than we’d like. Guy Laurence sees technology as a way to buy us more of this precious commodity. Whether through streamlining business processes or by helping people work more productively and efficiently, technology is the key to people in myriad different industries and roles, all over Canada, getting more time back.
Read Guy’s full speech here.
Here a few of the ways people and businesses can buy themselves more time by adopting the right technologies:
- Connected devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops allow mobile workers to remain productive and connected to their teams and customers, wherever they are.
- Enterprise Applications empower employees and partners by giving them real-time access to business information and applications when and where they need it. Examples of enterprise apps include time & expense management, field service solutions, finance apps and supply chain management, to name just a few.
- Enterprise Voice & Collaboration solutions, like Office 365 Delivered by Rogers, unify multiple communications tools like voice, video and audio conferencing, instant messaging and collaboration software on one platform; such solutions make employees more productive and reduce travel time.
- Managed Mobility Services, like Ordering & Fulfillment, Mobile Device Management and Telecom Expense Management, allow IT teams to focus on other core responsibilities by outsourcing day-to-day management to mobility experts.
These are just a few of the ways Rogers is working to help businesses like yours save time.
How does technology save you time now? How do you think new technologies will give you back even more time in the future?