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5 Steps to Create and Execute a Business Technology Plan

As an owner or business executive, have you ever contemplated your business objectives and come to realize that your technology is in the way of your plans?

Have you had a great idea about improving business operations or productivity and found out that you just don’t have the right computer systems, or that it will cost a ton of money to upgrade? Would you like to know what the new trends are and how they could benefit you?

Technology planning helps answer the above questions and many more that you may not think to ask. The primary goal of a technology plan is to support your business plan objectives and to keep productivity and compliance issues front and center.

Here are the five steps to creating and executing a successful strategic technology plan.

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Five Common Businesses Mistakes That Increase IT Costs

Information technology (IT) is the foundation of operations for many companies. It can propel the organization to a new level when utilized effectively. On the other hand, if IT isn’t managed properly, it can quickly become an expensive anchor to growth.

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What To Do When The Cloud Goes Down

Technology is a great enabler.

Think of all the ways that your business is able to thrive, grow and serve your customers better – ways that didn’t even exist 18 to 24 months ago.

That being said, technology isn’t perfect. For all of the power that these systems bring, software will have bugs, hardware will fail and the Internet will go down. Having a plan for when that inevitably happens is what separates the companies that are able to continue business as usual when the unexpected occurs, versus those that lose productive time due to IT problems.

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3 Major Mistakes Businesses Keep Making With Their IT Strategy

I see it all the time: Businesses create their strategic plan for the year where they lay out their goals and objectives for each department. It’s BEAUTIFUL, yet it gets derailed somewhere along the way and you wonder why these goals aren’t being met, or why it seems like the teams keep running into roadblocks.

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Which Flavor Of The Cloud Is Right For You?

Secure data backup, greater reliability, better resource and growth management options, and improved collaboration are just a few of the reasons some businesses are taking full advantage of cloud computing.

Yet understanding the choices you have can help you avoid some VERY costly mistakes you could wind up seriously regretting later. To help you move forward with confidence, here are some important points
to consider.

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Didn't Know Better IT Support Results Were Even Possible

We all have things in our lives that are “fine” or “as good as it gets.” And for some things, that’s all we need. But you also know that feeling when you’ve accepted the status quo, and then you experience what it COULD be – the kind of results you never even knew were possible.

I had an experience like that last week.

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4 Ways To Reduce IT Costs Right Now

Operating a business is expensive. Between payroll, materials, taxes, equipment, legal services, etc., it’s no surprise that every business owner would like to lower their costs to improve their margins. It seems like almost every day, a business executive tells me that they want lower IT costs without sacrificing service.

There are four key areas I tell business leaders to check first to ensure they are maximizing the results from their IT investment.

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5 Things To Consider Before Bringing Tablets Into Your Business

On June 27, 2010, the world of computing changed.

For most of us, this was just another day at the office, but for Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs, it was the day he announced “the next big thing.”

This was the day that the world got its first glimpse of the iPad.

Skeptics downplayed its importance, saying that it was just a big iPhone, while Apple “fanboys” proclaimed the end of the traditional computer.

While this was far from the first tablet computer, it was undeniably the first to convince the world that tablets were a viable option for mainstream computing.

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Types of Outsourced IT Support Services: Which Model is Best for Your Business?

Whether your company has 15 employees or 50,000, it is imperative that your technology consistently works how it’s supposed to. You need a clear vision of where technology is going in your business, and you need to get rid of roadblocks that are holding the company back from achieving its goals.

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How Technology Impacts Employee Retention


A major concern for employers is employee retention. It’s hard to find good people, so once you do, you want them to be happy and stay as long as possible.

There are many factors that affect employee retention, but one that is sometimes overlooked is technology. Employees are constantly evaluating the whole experience of what it’s like to work for your company – IT included. It’s rarely the reason why someone would leave a company, but it could be a contributing factor.

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