Choosing the Right Business Technology Solutions

Published on: January, 30th 2014 | Under: Features, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools

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Are your business technology solutions aligned with the larger goals of your business?

Unfortunately, for many businesses the answer is no.

In large corporations, it’s not uncommon for technology departments to have their own budgets, goals and agendas. When technology decisions are made independently from business decisions an unbridgeable gap can be created. This might sound like a problem specific to large corporations, but small businesses also experience the pitfalls between business plans and misaligned decisions about technology.  Don’t let this happen to you.

When it comes to choosing business technology solutions, here are a few suggestions:

  • chooseThe Horse Still Goes in Front of the Cart
    Don’t let a new technology drive your work process. Remember, it works the other way around. Sometimes it makes more sense to re-vamp your work processes before selecting and investing in the appropriate business technology solutions. Applying new technology to an outmoded work process doesn’t make sense.  The objective of your business technology solutions is to support your business strategy.
  • Avoid Making Rush Decisions
    As always, time is of the essence and once a problem has been identified everyone wants to see it fixed. Immediately! When making a major decision, such as selecting a new business technology solution, don’t rush into a decision. Don’t underestimate this decision, because it’s going to affect your business’ ability to succeed. Do your homework and seek guidance from a professional who isn’t invested in selling you a particular product.
  • Choose a Scalable Solution
    You anticipate that your business will evolve over time, so select the technology that can grow with your business. Avoid scenarios where an entire system will be replaced or situations where new technology is bolted onto an older system. These strategies can be unnecessarily expensive or complicated. Select a scalable business technology solution that offers investment protection and flexibility at the same time.

About Kim Weinberger

Kim Weinberger is the National Director of Business Development - Computer Services for Computer Troubleshooters Global. Kim has a long-standing relationship with Computer Troubleshooters that began when she and her husband bought a technology franchise in Fond du Lac, WI, in 2003. In addition to her role as a franchise owner and operator, Kim also served as a Regional Director for four years and then as an Assistant National Director for five years. In 2012, Kim became the Director of Operations for the Computer Troubleshooters Global franchise and the Geeks On Call franchise, which has since merged with Computer Troubleshooters. In 2016, Kim's role shifted to managing the growth and development of computer services for Computer Troubleshooters Global, as well as the CPR Cell Phone Repair franchise.