A new year signals the time for a change for the better. As tech continues to become ever more efficient, it opens up more opportunities to boost your effectiveness in carrying out your day-to-day tasks.
Here, we explore the ways in which using technology will help increase your efficiency and the 2019 trends that are assisting with this.
One of the main means of boosting your efficiency is via time management apps. From lessening your procrastination to tracking the time you spend on each task, there is an application available to ensure you can be at your most productive.
This is helped along with the ability to connect different software to each other – and various integrations are only expected to improve and increase in number. 2019 will see platforms link more seamlessly, making the effort to perform related tasks (such as logging time, building invoices and accepting payments) simpler too.
This connectivity doesn’t just mean you only have to enter information once – you can keep it in fewer places too. Technology makes it much simpler to have a sole, or minimised number of spaces for data. The clutter on your devices, along with the number of documents you have in a paper format, is significantly reduced.
However, in order to reduce the disorder, data processing is necessary – and this is currently done separately which makes data transfer slower. Thankfully, specialised AI chips are to be introduced to help combat the issue.
Ease of communication
Software unification fuels straightforward communication too. Interactions are made easier by the ability to connect to software with speed, and the range of apps available make collaboration with others simpler as well.
The only barrier to this is the possibility of sophisticated cybersecurity threats. New and more unusual forms of hacking could potentially emerge in 2019 – but tech companies are anticipating them, and that means they can be actively defended to reduce the chances of user disruption.
Working on the go
This easy communication, and other necessary tasks, can increasingly be done on the go. You’re no longer limited by your location – all you need is an internet connection and you can complete many of your duties as if you were at home or the office. This even includes submitting tax returns from a smartphone!
The ever-increasing internet speed means that anyplace working is becoming easier. 2019 looks to be the year that 5G is rolled out. You’ll be able to benefit from the fastest and most reliable connection with minimal latency.
Much of remote or mobile working is possible because the number of tasks that can be done on the go is increasing. Artificial intelligence is driving this, and voice assistants will make it even easier. Their text-to-speech capabilities are improving year on year, and we can expect them to become a more prominent part of automating our work.
This includes automating the Self Assessment. Income and expense figures can be accurately calculated by tax return software – with no human input required. It’s as easy as keying in your data and watching the number magic happen.
And with Self Assessment software like GoSimpleTax, you’ll save on the amount of tax you pay too. It analyses your information and offers savings suggestions where possible.
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