There really is no doubt that IT in any business today is a critical component to get right in order to grow and have an edge over competitors.
Here's some of the news headlines over the past month:
- Technology risks a growing concern for directors
- Analytics now a boardroom conversation
- Business units flex budgetary muscles as tech purchasing patterns evolve
- More than half of NZ firms unprepared for Cybercrime
But some of us still aren’t doing it quite right, however that’s okay – acceptance is the first step. And the next step is about realising that taking care of IT in house probably doesn’t provide the best results for your business - and maybe it is time to outsource your IT needs. After all, you have a lawyer to take care of the legal side of your organisation, and you hire an accountant to look after your finances – so how is technology any different? Especially when it comes to implementing IT that is highly effective, reliable and efficient.
But the key is finding an MSP (managed service provider) who doesn’t just provide a help desk for problems and buys hardware – they need to be someone who can work with your business to understand your strategy, and can offer expert advice on how IT can assist to achieve those goals.
By staying up to date with technology, understanding its importance in relation to productivity and business growth, and being open to new IT offerings that are available, 2016 could be your year to achieve success for your organisation.
And what could be much more valuable than that?