Do you have a tech strategy?
Whether you have an in-house IT person or IT company that handles your tech - you need a tech strategy.
Sounds simple enough but most small business don’t have a tech strategy.
Here’s a quick 6 point checklist to see where you’re at.
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You’ll need a company that can do all of these.
Lands - Provides you with technology solutions. This doesn’t mean - just walk by your office with an idea. This means understanding where you’re at today and where you need to go. And then, providing insightful direction.
Install - Implements technology solutions. This doesn’t mean- just setting something up. This means properly installing and implementing apps, processes, services and systems in your environment.
Embed - Helps drive staff adoption of new technologies. This is really where the rubber hits the road. It’s one thing to install a new solution. It’s whole different thing to foster adoption. Embedding also means providing insight and leadership into how to make the most of your technology.
Manage - It’s in the name. Manage. Managing means effectively overseeing your tech. Keeping things running and up to date. Good management = Productivity.
Review - Regular monitoring and assessing your technology. Making sure that you're maximizing your investment in your tech. This doesn’t mean passive reviewing. This mean proactive reviewing.
Expand - Last but not least you’ll need an organization that provides a vision for tech through discussions and road maps. Someone who is always helping to move your business forward.
So there you have it. 6 strategic functions you need in your business tech.
How’d you do?