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It is the right thing to do to use technology in your business’ attempt to be more productive and efficient, but it can also be a giant headache if you don’t deploy new technology proficiently. It can be expensive and really a hindrance to the way that you run your business, your staff’s ability to meet your productivity guidelines and more. In this month’s newsletter we want to give you four things you should consider when planning out any new technology additions.
One of the most important parts of adding any new technology is to make sure that the new additions don’t hurt your business’ ability to maintain strong security. Obviously, the more everyone depends on technology, the more criminals flock to online environments to try and siphon data and money from unwitting organizations. Businesses that have the best technology avoid this. A lot of it is setting up different types of encryption especially if you have any distributed members of your workforce. On top of that, you need to add in protections for your new technology, including considerations to manage data flow, the definitions of modern threats, and more.
What other reason do you have to make major upgrades to your business’ technology? You want to build more effective operations and that is done by streamlining things. One of the best ways to build better efficiency in your business is to identify the bottlenecks that keep it from being efficient and address them with your tech investments. Consider for a minute the immediate problems your business faces and how your tech investments can build more efficient workflows and improve your workers’ productivity.
Every IT platform your business uses needs to be properly (and rigorously) tested to ensure that it is going to work as required. It is also crucial to ensure that the platform is secure and can stand up to unexpected events. It’s important that you don’t take this task lightly. You need to evaluate whether the system is performing the way you need it to and whether any investments that need to be made are cost-effective, or if you need to upgrade further.
Getting a professional perspective on any new upgrades can save you time and money down the road. Experienced IT technicians can do a lot for your business whether that be by helping with procurement of new tools, deployment of upgrades, or through comprehensive support. You can waste a lot of resources by trying to piecemeal a bespoke IT infrastructure on your own, but with the help of experts, like the consultants and technicians at Preferred, you can ensure that any technology investment is made with your business’ health and prosperity in mind.
If you would like to talk to one of our IT professionals about upgrading your organization’s technology, give us a call today at 708-781-7110.