Why Have a Technology Strategy?

April 22nd, 2019 by Julie Lough

Why have a technology strategyFollowing a solid technology strategy can make the difference between experiencing minimal downtime when a problem arises or being knocked out of commission indefinitely. A well-thought-out plan provides a direct path to your goals.

Needless to say, this is more involved than shopping at Best Buy for your business hardware. You need a plan that is flexible and resilient, allowing you to meet long-term technology goals while addressing short-term issues.

Even a simple plan creates clarity because you:

  • Map out how long it will take to implement it
  • Understand all the costs you will need to cover
  • Identify what technology you need to reach your goals
  • Clearly see how any changes will impact your business

What Does a Technology Strategy Look Like?

Your IT plan doesn’t need to be complicated. It can be as simple as a bulleted list outlining the goals your company wants to achieve and what future IT implementations it might need.

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How Technology Can Increase Your Competitive Advantage

April 8th, 2019 by Julie Lough

Technology fuels competitive advantages

Businesses spend millions on marketing each year in an attempt to look different from the competition. While marketing will always remain essential, technology offers endless opportunities to create differentiators that put real space between you and your competitors.

How Technology Affects Competitive Advantage

Many companies believe they must make massive changes and large investments to reap the advantages of changing technology. This isn’t true, although organizations that adopt software solutions not suited to their company struggle to adapt and actually create a disadvantage.

Before diving into any big technology purchases, we recommend working with a strategic managed IT provider (like Micro Visions!) to gain an edge without creating problems. Here are a few ideas:

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