The tech in your business is an ecosystem. It’s made up of hardware, software, services, process and people all working together. Sometimes the ecosystem gets ill. Here are 5 signs that you might need to focus on your tech. Got Down Time? If your access to apps, internet and resources is regularly going down or getting interrupted. It’s a sign that something isn’t right. Ask your tech team to find out the root cause and get it fixed.
I had a new client send me a wish list the other day--detailing several areas in their business that they’d like to improve. But how do you get there from here? How you design and architect a tech environment is key to enable future growth. And that’s super important. If you start right you end right. The first step is to understand the requirements.
Sometimes building the perfect beast can take some time. This week I’m working on a tech assessment for a new client. During my initial review of their environment I found all sorts things that needed attention. There were old systems. Misconfigured systems. An excess of systems. In short, this environment had not been managed, monitored, or maintained for a very long time.
Ever since the Mac was released way back when it has symbolized rebellion from traditional IT. Not to say that Macs can’t or shouldn’t be managed by an IT department. It’s just that most people that use Macs don’t think they should be managed But just like PCs. Yes, I just said that. Macs need to be updated on a regular consistent basis.
Is your tech disconnected? Do you know how the different pieces fit together? Quite often when talking with business owners and operators I find that when it comes to the tech in their business… Things are little fuzzy. You see, they’re not sure how all of the pieces fit together. Hardware, Software, Services, Process and People. The tech in your business is an ecosystem.
Here are 7 things you should do before shopping for a new IT provider. Know how much you currently spend. This includes services, software, subscriptions and CAPEX costs. Understanding your entire IT spend is important when considering a new provider. Ask other businesses you know and trust who they use. A lot of times referral’s are the best source when looking for new vendors. If your referral network is light. Look for IT providers with social proof.