Running a business can be stressful and scary, and for these reasons, it is perhaps one of the most amazing things that individuals can strive to do. Sure, there are countless ways that things could go wrong, but all it takes is for a couple of things to go right for you to see some level of success and reap the rewards of making your own way.
If the technology in your office is holding your team back from making the most of their workday, then you know there is an opportunity present to implement new technology, whether it’s a hardware refresh or implementing new solutions entirely. Let’s go over how you might be able to tell if this is something that is currently affecting your business.
It’s easy to spend more money than necessary on your technology, especially in the business environment where there are so many frills, bells, and whistles that it’s difficult to know what you need. To help you stop wasting money on unnecessary technology, here are some of the most common places where businesses will waste IT capital.
Technology has long been an important part of growing a business. As the calendar turns to 2023, this won’t change. Organizations of all sizes are looking to technology to solve their operational problems and to help them build more productive and efficient processes. In our last blog of 2022, we take a look at three technology trends that any business can look to, to do just that.
The four-day workweek has seen no shortage of support in recent years. In fact, there have been projects dedicated to testing it out to see if it has any legs as a concept. One recent, very wide-scale study has concluded that the four-day workweek is indeed quite successful.
The COVID-19 pandemic had many businesses switch to remote or hybrid workplace functions, something which has had a significant impact on the way that employees prefer to work. Many of them have simply not returned to the office, or they have returned in a more limited capacity. Following this trend is a decrease in the amount of space offices use to fulfill their daily operations.
When you start to ascertain whether or not a piece of technology needs to be replaced or just eliminated, the first decision you have to make is obviously how does this piece of technology affect your product/service. If you can utilize the piece of technology and it helps fulfill opportunities, promotes productivity and efficiency, or is overall just a benefit for the company, it is pretty easy to ascertain how to proceed.
Let me ask you a question: how well can you multitask? Regardless of what you may claim, I already know the answer, and it’s “not very well at all.” Multitasking just isn’t how the human brain is wired to work. So, why am I discussing the limits that our brain’s physiology places on it? Honestly, because it’s related to a major benefit that managed services provide that tends to fly under the radar.
A reliable and skilled IT department is integral for the success of your business. If your IT team is burnt out, overworked, or dissatisfied, operations will suffer and your network will experience one IT emergency after another. Just as you expect your IT staff to use best practices, as a business owner, you need to manage your IT staff as best as you can in order to ensure that your network will operate at maximum efficiency.
Technology can resolve many issues for your business, especially when they get in the way of your operations. In fact, your technology plays a pivotal role in ensuring that your business can run at optimal efficiency without being held back by common pain points. Today, we want to discuss ways your organization can and should implement managed IT to solve common issues in your business’ operational infrastructure.