Technology has always been ingrained in the operations of businesses to an extent, but it was only recently (in the grand scheme of things) that standard business technology such as desktops, server units, and other computing hardware really started to take off. That said, it’s now a staple, so your organization should be making informed decisions regarding any new hardware that you implement.
It all starts with having a solid IT implementation strategy. Here are some ideas to consider for your own business technology strategy.
Identify Pain Points
Technology must be integrated into your business with intention. Otherwise, there is a good possibility that you are making your network more complex unnecessarily. As a best practice, the less complex your organization’s infrastructure, the easier it will be to maintain, monitor, and secure it. Businesses all face different challenges, so the first step toward identifying the intention for your new business technology is to identify which pain points your organization hopes to solve as a result of implementing this new technology.
Ask yourself, “What challenges does my business face today?” Your answer will determine which problems you want to solve.
Moving Forward with Intention
The next stage of this implementation process is determining how your chosen solution will solve the pain points addressed in the first step. With so many technology solutions available to modern businesses, how can you know which one is the best solution to your dilemma? As always in business, nothing is clear-cut. There could be multiple solutions to the same problem, all of which address it to varying degrees.
Ask yourself, “How does my chosen solution solve the specified problem?” If you can answer this question, then you know that the solution is one that you should seriously entertain.
Implementing the Right Solution
Once you have ironed out the details for the solution you want to implement, the final step is to determine what it takes to actually implement said solution. This might include a business needs analysis or a breakdown of the costs, as well as who will be responsible for working on the solution. In other words, you’ll need to work out how you are affording the solution, who is implementing it, and the timeline for said implementation.
Ask yourself, “Do I have the means to implement this technology?” If the answer is yes, then you can move forward with confidence.
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At iTSTL, we understand that technology can make or break your business’ operations in a profound way. On one hand, great technology solutions give your staff access to tools that make their jobs easier and more efficient. On the other, know that it takes considerable knowledge and technical expertise to implement solutions in a way that aligns with your organization’s strategic plan. Let us help make the process easier so you can focus on what matters most: running your business. To get started today, reach out to us at (314) 722-6647.