Empire State of Technology

Leveraging Technology: How and Why it's Important

When assessing the future of telecommunications in the Society, there is one goal in mind. The goal is for NSBE to become one of the premier technical organizations in the world. Now this aspiration may seem overly ambitious, however every accomplishment, every million dollar product, every scientific theory began with an idea.

In order for the Society to make progress toward this telecommunications goal, we must begin to "Think outside of the box" and leverage technology to our advantage. As the "Model" region, we can be the example to the rest of the Society by increasing our technical skills, showcasing how we as NSBE can leverage new techology and ideas for the betterment of the Society.

This article is the first in a series of technological articles that will provide guidance and advice on "new" technologies and how they can be utilized. First, I would like to list a few common ways to leverage technology to one's advantage.

1. Rise to the cloud. The Cloud provides cost reduction, enhanced productivity, and the ease of scaling of one's' operations.

2. Communication. Learn how to manage your email inbox, like using tools to automate messages and label messages, as well as learning email keyboard shortcuts.

3. Mobility. To reach consumers and stay competitive, one must have a "mobile marketing strategy", and look for ways to generate money through mobile devices.

4. Online accounting and bookkeeping. Managing your finances and keeping your books in order are an important aspect of everyday life.

5. Hold virtual meetings with software like Asana. This program allows members to instantaneously update progress on any given task or project, and information can be accessed from anywhere. Great for team projects and project management!

6. Collaborate to Win. "Teamwork makes the dream work." Work closely with other orgqanizations in your campus community to plan sales, events and more. Save money by buying things in bulk or spliting the cost of events 50/50.

7. Graphic design. The colors, typeface and logo of your organization or event says alot about who you are and what you stand for. Learn the basics of design from software like Adobe Photoshop and Canva.

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