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Four Things to Remember When Implementing New Technology

Four Things to Remember When Implementing New Technology

June 22, 2023

Your aim should always be to build more efficiency into your business. It boosts the productivity of your staff and makes your business a better place to work. Technology is central to this strategy, but it can be tough to get the right productivity in place. This month, we will give you a few considerations that you should pay attention to when adding technology to your roster.  

Prioritize Security

It is crucial, when adding new technology, to keep the security of your systems and data at the top of your mind. The more important technology is to your business, the more security has to be a priority. Nowadays, the threat landscape is filled with organizations that have been laid waste by hackers and scammers. This is why you need to have strong security software in place, a plan for data encryption, and a plan to keep software updated and patched regularly. 

Build Efficiency with Technology

If your organization seems to be doing just fine, what is the point in bringing on new technologies? The short answer, to build more efficiency. Margins are thin everywhere and it can be a major benefit to any organization to get a little more done in a little less time. One of the best ways to build efficiency through technology is to aim those tech investments at bottlenecks in your workflow. Look for the parts of your business that could stand to be improved, and find the technology to make that happen. 

Test Your Tech

Not every technology that you deploy inside your business is going to work wonders for it out of the box. In fact, most, without the proper perspective on implementation, can do more harm than good. The best way to avoid this fate is to test your solutions rigorously before you roll them out for the entire company. This beta testing can help you and your team evaluate changes that you need to make before they can soil customer relationships, efficiency, and more.  

Bring In a Professional Perspective

Have you ever tried to fix something in your house that you have never fixed before and you make it even worse by trying to follow YouTube tutorials? The end result is that you end up calling professionals anyway and it typically costs you more money than it would have if you had just called them initially. The same thing goes with business technology. By getting the perspective of technicians that work with business technology day-in and day-out, you can reap the benefits of their years of expertise and get the ball rolling faster. 

The IT technicians at First Column IT work with organizations just like yours to help them be more efficient and to get the most out of their technology investments. Give us a call today to have a conversation on how you can move your business forward by calling (571) 470-5594.

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