Smart technology surrounds us today, altering our everyday habits and activities. But smart technology isn’t just changing how we live at home—it’s changing how we work as well, and it’s growing in popularity every day.

It is critical for Australian businesses to work with the right technology partner who understands business challenges and possesses the necessary background in establishing the appropriate environment to enable the digital transformation.

Many companies, especially SMBs (small and medium businesses), view Digital Transformation as a commitment of resources for an indefinite amount of time before any real gains are realised on the contrary it is those small initiatives in developing an ecommerce platform or enabling employee mobility or automating business processes that lead to overall business transformation and profits.

Repetitive, non-core tasks are ideal for smart technology, where automation and economies of scale provide the best ROI. For example, scanning and document conversion can transform stagnant paper files into detailed digital databases of searchable information. Smart technologies also eliminate friction points and other interruptions, as does automatic wireless Internet, 4G, and Bluetooth connectivity for laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Research firm Gartner predicts that by 2018, smart devices will outnumber employees at 45 percent of the fastest-growing companies. Is your business prepared to take advantage of smart technology?