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Technology can make life better

- Posted: May 19th, 2015

At 6R one of the most satisfying aspects of the work we do is to support making technology (and thereby life) work better for our clients.

People, as a general rule are very industrious and we are constantly impressed and amazed at how people create workarounds to get to the meat of their purpose. When we show them how technology whether that be a PLM system or ERP or any merchandise system can automate the boring bits for them and how they can spend that time focusing on other aspects of their work, well, that’s pretty special.

That is also why we are always on the lookout for and keen to try new technology. Below are a couple that we have tried and tested.

IFTTT  which tag line is “Put the internet to work for you”. IFTTT which stands for If This Then That, does just that! You create “recipes” such as ‘IF I post a picture on Instagram, save the photo to dropbox’. IFTTT has a vast array of “channels” that you create connections with such as LinkedIn and google drive where you can create a recipe of ‘building a LinkedIn address book on google drive.’ IFTT works with both android and iOS, so you could create a recipe to ‘Mute your android device when you get to the office and turn on vibrate’.

The possibilities are endless! Go check it out now.

Dropbox  has been our ‘server in the sky’ for some time. We love that you can sync folders up to your PC/ tablet/ phone and once we are no longer working on a project just un-sync those folders. The information is still there to go back to but no longer clogging up space on your local machine. We can work with clients across different platforms and are no longer waiting on the IT team to set up a shared folder. It has some cool security features it you’re using it for business, where you can give different team members access to different folders.

You can give it a go for free to start with.

Another is Feedly which is available on iOS, android and kindle. Feedly is a way to organize, read and share content from your favourite sites all in one place; skim for the most interesting articles. First you find and follow the sources of information that matter to you, choose your preferred layout, mark the ones you have read or save it for later or you can share it to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Evernote, Pinterest or LinkedIn. Directly or via Buffer, Pocket or Instapaper.

Be warned though, hours may pass before you surface again!

We would love to hear from you. What technology has made your work and life better?

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