Tech Haves And Tech Have Nots


I met with a client yesterday that’s learning the path of Get Your Tech Right.

As we were talking about new computers for staff she shared an all too common belief in business.

The concept of haves and have nots.

Here’s the thing.

When it comes to computing resources for your staff the truth is this.

There are no haves and have nots.

Everyone deserves the right to be productive.

Everyone deserves the right to have the tools needed to be successful.

If you’re a business owner or leader.

The burden on ensuring your staff has adequate and proper computing is on you.

If you give people crap to work on.

Or if you give people underpowered computers.

You hinder your staff.

And more important…

You hinder your business.


This is one of those areas of tech that many business owners and leaders really struggle with.

It’s the--Why can’t you just make my old tech work faster mentality.

It’s the--I don’t want to spend money on new computers position.

It’s all about change and money.

The 2 things that bog people down the most.

It’s the 2 things that keep us from moving forward in life and in business.


I could explain how implementing a Life Cycle Replacement Plan would mitigate this issue.

I could explain how productivity studies clearly show that new computing resources make a difference.

I could rattle off a dozen management platitudes that support my position.

But here’s the thing.

It starts with you.

When you’re ready to embrace change.

When you’re ready to embrace a new frame of reference.

Then and only then will you move the tech in your business forward.

There’s a reason I use the term Tech Environment to describe the tech in a business.

In part, it’s because the word environment describes a living breathing ecosystem.

One that needs regular care and feeding to thrive and to grow.

Definition of environment….

the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.


As owners and leaders in our business.

It is up to us to be the caretakers.

The ones who help to make a difference.

It’s up to us to choose how we take care of others.

Providing staff with adequate and proper computing really does make a difference.

It really does.