Call centers in Eastern Europe? Program coding tasks in India? Transcription and bookkeeping in Southeast Asia? These are all offshoots of the current trends in offshoring today, where almost anything can be outsourced anywhere in the world, from products created at less cost to services done at lower labor prices.
What else has made all this possible but technology? Efficient shipping and logistics systems, such as those of big-name logistics companies have made possible just-in-time delivery of supplies and raw materials. High-capacity broadband networks have enabled people to send and receive large amounts of data—including voice, documents, and other information—over a short span of time. Even financial matters are made easier by technology. People no longer had to send costly bank transmittals—many transactions nowadays can be done online, with funds transferring ownership at the click of a mouse.
There are so many options to improve efficiency these days, whether you’ve been in business for years, or you’re just starting a new company. You’d be wondering how business would be without technology.