Technology is something that has become an inherent part of any business. In the past, a business could survive, even flourish, without really putting much thought on technology and how it affects the day to day running of a business. Today, however, not paying mind to technology can very well be the start of the unraveling of the tapestry. So do you have a technology plan? If not, here are some ideas to get you started.
Start with the big picture
Much like having a business plan, you need to look at your technology plan by looking at the big picture. What do you want to achieve? Set your goals and then slowly work at the details.
Align your technology plan with your business strategy and goals
You canâ€™t treat the technological aspect as a separate thing. You need to know your business strategy and goals, and let those guide you as you create your technology plan. Bear your overall business goals in mind as you make decisions for the technological aspect.
Treat technology expenses as investments
One thing that keeps some people hold back on their technological improvement efforts is the fact that they see the associated expenses as merely costs. They do not see that somehow, it is an investment. Change your perspective and youâ€™ll see that investing in technology will end up saving you money in the long run.
Get expert help if needed
If technology is not your forte, donâ€™t force it. While there are things that you can learn, there are also some things that are better left to the pros. If you need help, do not hesitate to get it.
Originally posted on November 4, 2010 @ 8:33 am