This is the age of technology. There has been no other time in history since the industrial revolution that has impacted the way companies do business. Technology is important and businesses still attached to older computers or software systems are quickly being left in the dust by competition willing to embrace the newest technology. So when is it a good time to invest in new technology for your business? Consider these three points to making a decision.
Are your processes streamlined?
Technology should never be seen as a barrier to productivity. In fact, its primary purpose is to help facilitate better processes and procedures. How does your current system help you with production? Could this be made better with added features or newer solutions? If your process isn’t as streamlined as it could be, which will result in lower production levels, you may want to consider new technology to help increase output. Yes, there will be a learning curve with the launch, but training and continued support will help move your team in the right direction to embrace the new systems.
What is your concern about security?
Another big question companies have when it comes to increasing their reliance on technology is overall security. Not only do you have to worry about your onsite information being secure and safe, but with connections to the Cloud and other sharing methods, information security needs to be on point. But that doesn’t have to be a barrier to investing in new technology. In fact, there are a variety of security solutions that will keep information safe for both you and your clients.
How quickly can tasks be accomplished?
The primary motivation for adding technology to a company’s business model is to reduce the time for each task. Consider a task that is currently completely manually without any technological assistance. Say, for example, that task takes 8 hours for one person to complete. That is an entire workday dedicated to the execution of one task. If you added technology 10 years ago, you may have reduced the time for that task down to 4 hours, which allows you do twice the work in the same amount of time. What if there were new solutions that could reduce the time it takes to complete the task to just one hour? You could increase your production exponentially.
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