Every successful business has one thing in common: strategy.
This is precisely what a recent study by Wakefield Research is all about – they surveyed 250 business “decision-makers” at companies that have an annual revenue of $5 million – $50 million to find out exactly what IT means to them…
Despite this, these businesses aren’t investing in or planning effectively for their technology needs:
All of this goes to show that your technology and its plan cannot be overlooked. Everyone knows that IT is important and that planning the future of their IT requirements is a necessary undertaking – But few do it, what are you doing about it?
In today’s competitive business environment, businesses must rely on technology in order to compete, attract talent, and survive in the marketplace – all of which must be secure.
There are a number of reasons why IT security should be top of mind going into 2020:
With IT shifting from just another piece of equipment in the office to the core of operations and a key aspect of how you defend your business, you should designate it as a central part of your budget because it is a business enabler.
This also means that you must assess and clearly define how IT aligns with your business objectives to decide what you’ll need for the coming year(s). Proper IT budgeting will help you lay a foundation for success for the future.
Using the right IT solutions can help you:
Everything we’ve explained about a technology plan so far may make sense, but that’s just in theory. You want to know what a technology plan will look like in action, right?
Let’s consider an example, then: how will a well-developed technology plan support your use of the cloud, as in Cloud First and everything is Mobile Ready.
Let’s assume you’re relying on outdated and ineffective line of business software on that old server in the corner. As dependable as it may be (and let’s be honest, everyone’s mileage will vary) software like this has a core flaw – it only works for those who are fluent in it, you can find someone to support it, and as long as the server hardware is operational. Lots of assumptions and risk in this scenario.
You may know about the cloud, and you may want to use it for your work. But doing so without the right expertise can make the migration a tedious/challenging process at best, the ongoing management can be a monumental task, it comes with downtime as well as an increasing amount of risk. For these reasons alone, many businesses find it difficult to keep the legacy hardware and applications up and running when they could have the latest advances in technology immediately available.
The cloud has transformed operations, marketing, sales, accounting and other areas inside organizations. Companies are moving to the cloud at record speed because it works, and they can extend where they can do their business. Traditional on-premise server deployments have essentially come to a screeching halt as the benefits of the cloud are being realized.
If you don’t have a technology plan, you’re left with no clear and effective way to migrate to the cloud and your company will be left behind
All of this goes to show why you need to make an effort to understand how technology can affect positive change in the work that you do, and to have a plan that reflects that understanding.
Our team can help – we have the experience and expertise to help you develop a Technology Plan for 2020 that we promise we will achieve the following:
Don’t “fly by the seat of your pants” when it comes to your technology in 2020. Put a plan together now to help you maximize cost effect and minimize negative outcomes in the new year.
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