Technology Can Be a Blessing
Technology can make things run so much smoother. I am responsible for running ranking reports for clients who are enrolled in our SureThing Search Engine Optimization Program and the number of clients has grown, and with that more time is needed to run Google ranking reports. I currently have three computers running reports simultaneously but the delay was largely due to the time in which it took to transfer files from computer to computer. After discussing this with a coworker a solution was developed that has helped expedite the process enormously.
Via a piece of software I am now connected from my computer to the three computers in the office that are used to run reports. This eliminates the need for me to locate a USB key to transfer files, and keeps me from allocating time away from my desk in order to be at the other computers to set up the reports and spending time checking on the status of reports.
I can do everything from my desktop. This software allows me to take over the other computers and use them as if I am sitting at that desk. Reports that were taking me 5-6 months to run previously are now taking me 2 months to complete. This is a huge benefit internally as it frees up a good amount of time so that I can focus on other items. Also, it means that we are providing reports to our clients on a much more regular basis so that we can see the growth of their rankings due to our SureThing program.