How to Make Business Information Work for a Tech Savvy Workforce

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The impact of technology on the workforce over the past 10 years cannot be overstated. More workers are working tens to thousands of miles away from the traditional office. Not to mention that millennials are becoming the largest generational group in the workforce. Both shifts have created issues within organizations. Many companies are struggling to find resolutions – is yours?

Generational Shift

Millennials have grown up with technology, making this generation more likely to expect it in the office and make use of it to help them perform their jobs more efficiently. However, they are not the only age group interested in using technology in the workforce in this way. This view is shared by 46% of 20-29 year olds but also 40% of those aged 60 and up according it a CompTIA study.

When implementing solutions aimed to assist workers in their day to day duties many applications lack the polish and intuitiveness of the powerhouse of Apple, Google, or Microsoft causing both age groups to struggle.


Implementing a document management solution can help workers with a millennial mindset work from anywhere. HGi partners with the only document management company to be named a Visionary Quadrant in Gartner Inc’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management. Together we bring a new, modern approach to managing information and making it accessible.

Rather than storing information based off where it is we store documents by what it is giving structure and efficiency every step of the document process. This way of organization, processing, security and retrieval of information is not just about cloud or mobile, although it is a big highlight. It's more about finding the information you want when you need it.


Many companies are embracing the concept of the remote workforce. The low price of smart technologies and rise in corporate BYOD (bring your own device) programs are the main drivers of this shift. An IDC report found that by the year 2020, nearly ¾ of the entire US workforce will be made up of mobile workers. However, this comes with its own challenges.

Can workers communicate and collaborate as well as they do in the office when they are working as far as thousands of miles apart? They can when companies put in place solutions that help information mobility – solutions that allow workers to access information when they need it…FAST, automating processes to cut down on wasted time and to collaborate and stay connected in real time.


HGi Technologies and Ricoh can help your company deal with these changes through a strategic mix of hardware and software by understanding how your company does business today.

Ricoh's Integrated Cloud Environment (I.C.E.) makes scanning documents from mobile devices even easier. Whether you’re scanning to email or a cloud service such as Google Docs, Office 365, Dropbox, or Evernote you will have access to your documents whenever you’re on the go.