Why Technology is Key to Your Compliance Reporting

Whether you’re a shrimp importer tracking the temperature of shipped shrimp, a nonprofit using state or federal grant funds or a healthcare professional protecting patients, it’s likely you are required to meet compliancy regulations. This, in turn, necessitates a robust compliance management plan.

It’s not enough to track compliance, you also have to be able to collect, secure and report information to regulatory entities. Tracking compliancy is particularly difficult and would be almost impossible without technology as a key tool in successfully meeting regulations.

4 Reasons to Include IT in Your Compliance Management Process

Regardless of the industry you’re in, most businesses have regulations and requirements they have to abide by, making compliance an essential part of being successful.

The cost of maintaining compliance

The cost of regulatory compliance averages $12,000 a year for most small businesses, says the National Small Business Association. For new businesses, direct and indirect costs to stay compliant in the first year top $80,000.

Continuous Growth: A Network Assessment Will Help Your Agriculture Business Flourish

agricultural cloud servicesWhat systems do you need to keep track of to ensure that your agricultural operation is running as efficiently as it can? Is your irrigation reaching everywhere that it needs to, and at accurate volumes? How reliable is your fertilizer supplier? Do you have a range of potential buyers in case your main ones become unavailable? Is your harvesting equipment maintained well enough to operate at top condition when it’s needed?

Is your IT doing everything it can to ensure success?

VoIP and Agriculture: An Unlikely Hero For Central Valley Farms

i-PhoneVoIPNearly half of all fruits, vegetables, and nuts in the United States come from California.1 The Central Valley also produces nearly 85 percent of all the carrots in America!2 Our area is ripe (pardon the pun) with hundreds of farms producing hundreds of different agricultural commodities. From almonds to lettuce to dairy products, you don’t have to drive far from Bakersfield to see acres upon acres dedicated to producing these vital foodstuffs for the rest of the country.

But take a closer look sometime. Many tractors and pieces of field equipment are outfitted with GPS units to make sure every pass across the field brings in the greatest yield. Irrigation systems are networked to collect real-time information and deliver the exact right amount of water to specific crops at specific times. Order entry systems work together to ensure maximum efficiency across the supply chain. Technology has transformed farms and ranches in amazing ways, just as it has for many other industries.

Solutions that “Just Work”: Hosted Exchange for the Agricultural Sector

i-MigrationHundreds of emails a day. Hundreds. Brokering orders, confirming shipments, receiving expense reports and time cards cause one of our agricultural clients’ inboxes to constantly stay in motion. Nevermind the day-to-day correspondence used to market their produce and generate new business. Email is an integral part of their backbone—don’t be fooled by the fact that much of their business happens outside under the sun. This client’s network is every bit as critical to business success as the orchards they own and operate. So when they came to us to help solve an email problem, we quickly understood the importance of getting things running smoothly. Messages weren’t consistently being sent and received all the time, addresses were ending up on blacklists, and the person who was supposed to be fixing their Exchange email server was overwhelmed with other work as well. The CEO finally threw up his hands and declared:

“It just needs to work.”