Technology Check List

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Use the technology check list below to identify where your current and future use of technology lies within your business.

Future use of technologies available will provide a list of areas in which your next strategies will be based.

 
Current Use?

WEB

Yes
No
Global promotion & advertising
 
 
Targeting potential markets
 
 
Financial transactions
 
 
Taking orders
 
 
Global product sourcing
 
 
International tenders
 
 
Direct access to markets and agents
 
 
Research source
 
 
Recruitment
 
 
New ways of working
 
 
Electronic publishing
 
 
Business research
 
 
Customer information
 
 
Collecting customer feedback
 
 
Interactive training
 
 

E-MAIL

Yes
No
Automated mailing
 
 
Quotes
 
 
Product detail
 
 
Order taking
 
 
Obtaining quotes and specifications
 
 
International communication
 
 
Document transfer
 
 
Internal communication
 
 
Collaborative learning
 
 
Sharing and transmitting data
 
 
Team making
 
 
Response handling
 
 
On-line training
 
 

CD-ROM

Yes
No
Electronic catalogues/brochures/presentations
 
 
Sales presentations
 
 
Information kiosks
 
 
Interactive product manuals
 
 
Electronic storage
 
 
Data storage for production processes, e.g. parts catalogue
 
 
Data storage
 
 
Archiving
 
 
Information provision
 
 
Interactive learning
 
 

VIDEO CONFERENCING

Yes
No
Sales presentations
 
 
Face-to-face meetings
 
 
Teleworking
 
 
Controlling overheads
 
 
Team working
 
 
Client liaison
 
 
Face-to-face customer support
 
 
Distant learning
 
 

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

Yes
No
Sales force support
 
 
Rapid world wide access
 
 
Delivery support
 
 
Rapid response
 
 
Information access for field staff
 
 

NETWORKING

Yes
No
Group working
 
 
Management information systems
 
 
Project management
 
 
Team working
 
 
Shared resource
 
 
Organising information
 
 
Shared customer databases
 
 
Customer helpline
 
 
Tracking work in progress
 
 
Group learning
 
 
Staff training
 
 

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