Editor’s note: Bill Riddick is president of Computer Service Partners.Most organizations are typically “reactive” in their approach to implementing new information technologies. This happens for many reasons that can include the need to enhance network performance, the need to better secure the network, or because government regulations (such as Sarbanes-Oxley or HIPAA) have mandated change.
Today’s technologies are creating opportunities for leveraging your IT investments like never before. In order to maximize the return on your technology investment, proper “proactive” planning must become a priority.
Before making technology investments, it is important to concurrently evaluate both your short- and long-term technology needs. This proactive approach encourages businesses to explore the best solutions, set priorities, and carefully implement technologies that will allow for the proper evolution of the information systems and maximize return on IT investments.
Taking the following steps will help you optimize the results of your planning initiatives.
Taking these steps will help you more effectively allocate your resources and determine what outside resources you will need. Engage with a technology partner/consultant who can help you with proper planning…not one who is simply reactive in helping you satisfy a short-term requirement.
As with other aspects of your business, proper technology planning can have a significant impact on your success.
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