The Cutting Edge
We live in an age where technology is advancing faster and faster. Very few of us can afford to stay on the technological cutting edge because as soon as we buy the new I phone apple is already talking about the next one. It is also not simply a matter of having the means to afford the latest and greatest, it also comes down to being “In the know”, you cant go out and procure something if you or your department isn’t even aware that it exists. Staying on that edge requires many things; knowledge, awareness and capital being chief amongst them.
Be in the know. Stay on top of the rapid changes taking place in your field. This is relatively simple; read, socialize, talk to peers and friends and others in similar industries to keep your self up to date on the latest technological advancements. One of the easiest things to do is use that great thing we all love called the Internet. Information is literally at your fingertips in the virtual world. Google it, plug your questions into yahoo, it may take a few moments to sift thru the plethora of information but some basic cross referencing should get you the answers to most questions.
Use you head. Most of us see something with a big price tag and think “O that must be better then this that costs half the price” while sometimes this may be true other times its just a clever marketing ploy. Again this goes back to research, do your homework, talk to people make sure that what your looking at will do exactly what you need and make sure that it will do it better then the thing right next to it on the shelf that costs 50% less.
Finally this brings me to the dreaded third requirement for staying on top of technology, money. Yes unfortunately things cost money and usually the better something is the more it costs (see above because that is not always the case). Be smart about your spending, most procurement departments look to buy everything they need for the cheapest price possible, please for the love of god do not operate that way. Understandably it’s hard not too especially when there is so much uncertainty in regards to today’s economy, but find the medium between cheap and lavish, do some research and you have a good shot at staying on the cutting edge.
All Star Limousine Worldwide makes every attempt to stay technologically savvy and make sure that all of our vehicles are equipped with only the latest technologies. Each of our departments has at least one dedicated individual whose responsibility is to keep an eye out for any advancements related to their particular field (this is especially relevant when it comes to marketing if your still looking at print and magazines to spread the word about your company it may be time to familiarize yourself with out good friend Google). All Star offers only the latest and best for our clients when it comes to reservations, billing technology, tracking, GPS and dispatching software. These are only a few of the things that allow us as a company to extend prefect service to our customers.
All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!
by Jarrad Kulick