Tech is like a new pair of shoes. That first day that you buy a new pair of sneaks is awesome. Everything is shining and new. Except for… You put on the shoes. But those new shoes are a little snug. And it’ll take a few days until they feel really good. Until you find that just right fit. The tech in your business is very much the same way.
How much thought do you put into the various functions of your business? For example… Let’s say we made a pie chart of the different functions in your business. Sales, marketing, finance, service delivery, operations, tech. What would that pie chart look like for you? As a technologist it’s interesting to see how much time business owners spend on the tech in their business.
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.
I was doing some research yesterday and landed on a tech tool that solves a specific problem. Bam! With so many great minds in the world… I don’t know why I thought that there wouldn’t be a solution. But there was. No matter the issue. It’s very rare that you’ll have a problem that’s unique. A problem that hasn’t been solved before.