Technology is changing and there’s a continuous stream of new ways to solve your business problems. Leveraging existing technology and considering new requires a strategy that aligns with business goals and budget constraints. How do you know when it’s time to upgrade, make a change or add new?
Love the One You’re With
You spent a lot of time and money on what you have. Too many companies rush to update to new technology systems without ever really learning what their old system could do. It is important to take the time to look at ways to leverage and repurpose the technology that you have in your office. Whether you need to hire an outside IT company to identify ways to get the most out of your existing technology or devote time to training, consider making an effort to understand what gaps can be fulfilled with what you already have.
Create a Technology Plan
Bring in an expert to assess how you use technology today and what you need to meet business goals for the future. A thoughtful expert will conduct an audit of your current situation, and architect a plan that uses current technology, introduces new technology, and presents options that all meet the goals and needs of the business. They can help you develop a timeline that gives you a general ideal of when you should start investing in new technology.
Make Smart Purchases
If you have decided that it is time to update your office technology, you have to be sure you are making a wise purchase for the business. Think about how the technology can benefit your office, whether or not you can achieve the benefits right away, and how to train your staff. Also, look at the option of operationalizing expenses versus heavy up front capital expenditures.
Nextrio is here to help you optimize your business technology. Whether you want to come up with a technology plan or want to outsource the management of your IT, we can help. To learn more, call (520) 519-6301.