Technology is one of those parts of your operational infrastructure that plays a massive role, even if you don’t realize it. In fact, you’ve been using all of the standard fare for business technology, such as computers, server units, and networking components for quite some time. All technology must eventually be replaced though, so it’s critical that your company has an established approach to make this happen in the most seamless and least stressful way possible.
It all starts by having a solid IT implementation strategy. Let’s take a look at some ideas you should consider when looking at your business technology strategy.
When considering technology, you must think with intention. If you don’t, you might implement a “solution” that is completely unnecessary and, thus, makes your network more complex or complicated than it needs to be. It is a best practice to keep things simple when possible, as the more technology you implement for your business, the more opportunities there are for things to go wrong. To make sure you implement technology with intention, you must consider what problems the technology will solve.
Ask yourself, “What challenges does my business face today?” Your answer will determine which problems you want to solve.
Next, you want to consider how you proceed and what solution to implement. There are many choices to make, so you shouldn’t leave anything off the table. Consider multiple solutions to the problem and think about which one is appropriate for your specific needs.
Ask yourself, “How does my chosen option solve the specified problem?” If you can answer this question, then you know that you should seriously entertain implementing that option.
Now that you have determined which solution is the best path forward, you can start the implementation process. This process might include a needs analysis or a cost breakdown, so whoever is put in charge of the implementation process should have access to all of this information. Furthermore, you will also want to have a full understanding of how much the solution will cost your business to implement, as well as the expected timeline for that implementation.
Ask yourself, “Do I have the means to implement this technology?” If the answer is yes, then you can move forward with confidence.
SCW understands the frustrations of implementing new technology solutions for your business, so we make it our goal to provide accessible technology management and implementation services to all businesses big or small. To learn more about how we can help your business get any technology solution off the ground, reach out to us at (509) 534-1530.
Sam is a network engineer with a broad range of experience spanning more than 35 years. He wrote is first piece of code in 1979 and has been involved with the industry ever since. For the last 20 years, he has worked for SCW Consulting where he has embraced his passion for network technology and security.
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