It is a lot easier to focus on business growth when you first make quality, low maintenance decisions regarding hardware, software, and facilities.
Here are some innovative productivity enhancing solutions to common business needs.
The productive management and control of proliferating paperwork is a major challenge for most rapidly growing businesses. Adobe's new Acrobat 7 lets you exert total control over the creation and distribution of important documents, while simultaneously making them more accessible to clients, coworkers, and strategic partners.
With Acrobat 7 Professional ($450) you can easily create compact, secure, intelligent PDF documents and interactive forms that combine common file types such as MS Word, AutoCAD, and Flash. Only authorized personnel equipped with the ubiquitous, free Acrobat Reader can participate in the review process. The final document can then be distributed electronically while maintaining the desired level of security, such as "read but not print."
With the growing availability of rentable business centers, you can work and hold client meetings in a professional manner, anywhere in the world. At Regus for example, you can rent fully equipped offices to meet your precise business requirements, and tailor a meeting room to your presentation style. Videoconferencing, telecom, IT, and other business support services help to ensure seamless and confidential communications.
Traveling professionals will enjoy using Planon's new battery operated DocuPen R700 ($200). This handy device can scan a page of text and graphics at 100 dpi in 4 seconds. The R700 stores up to 100 pages in its 2 megabytes of internal memory and comes equipped with interface software for MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop.
New wireless keyboards and computer accessories from Logitech, Belkin, IOGear, and others, can boost productivity while making for a more ergonomic workplace. Personal fit and comfort are key factors, so be sure to try before you buy. Fellowes 98917 ($40) (Fellowes+Web+Site+Catalog) wireless scroll mouse and keyboard with 6-foot range, features multimedia function keys, Internet launch keys, and multiple Channel RF transmission to eliminate interference. Microban antimicrobial protection is built into both keyboard and mouse.
Microsoft's Wireless Optical Desktop Comfort Edition package (around $80) includes an ergonomically designed keyboard with programmable function keys. A sliding lever lets you zoom in and out of documents, images, and Web pages, without taking your hand off the keyboard. The Comfort Edition also includes a well-designed wireless mouse with a large scroll wheel that tilts left/right for intuitive navigation through large data spaces.
The iGesture Pad ($130) from FingerWorks is a powerful, easy to use touchpad, ideal for the weary wrists and arms of knowledge workers. Its built-in library of simplified gestures (zoom, cut, scroll, open, undo, etc.), and custom programmability are particularly useful for editors and others involved in repetitive, creative tasks. Simple access to the right tools and facilities can make your people more productive, and your business a lot more fun.
Setting up your office at a Regus facility is fast, easy, and affordable. With 750 locations across 350 cities and 60 countries, you can conduct business exactly when and where you need to be.
The Regus Group provides businesses of all sizes with a network of professional on-demand places to work. Each location has ready-to-use, fully furnished offices and meeting rooms featuring high-tech communications and Internet access, as well as administrative and IT support.
So when you land a new project and need an additional office, or you're ready to open your first branch office, call a Regus advisor at 1-877-REGUS-47 and find the solution that best fits your needs.
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