You’ve seen the difference between a company that incorporates Technology well and a company that scrambles and flails and, by the end of things, begs technology to work for them.
Think of it like this: You’ve watched Sunday morning religious leaders scream and cry and beg. Square block, triangular hole. You’ve also watched religious leaders deliver concrete, useful, enlightening messages about living better—pragmatic approaches that resonate. Your technology use should resonate with your Business model. Here are three technology practices that can help.
1. Focus On Your Ideas
Let other tools and ideas complement.
One of the easiest ways to lose sight of your business goals is by distraction. You stress about bills, staff, revenue, technology. Sure, stress about the things you can’t control if you have to. But don’t allow technology to become a stress point.
Write down the top three goals for your business on a piece of paper. Pin this to your wall. Tape it to your desk. Whenever you’re confronted with a technology choice—new software, updates, a proposed system change—evaluate that choice with those three goals in mind. How much strain would the implementation put on any one of those goals?
Good technology should further streamline your business model. It should encourage communication between your team, your partners. It should make life easier.
2. Quality Over Quantity
Your parents said this and your grandparents said it before them (probably without the “integrate” part). Do one thing great before you do anything else. With technology, the same thing applies.
Microsoft’s SharePoint is a good example of a system that allows you to do one thing well before moving on to other tenets and projects. Capabilities like Sites, Communities, Content and Insights allow you to incorporate more features as your company grows. Read what the team members of Rackspace Services for SharePoint have to say.
Before you make a try to implement new technologies, spend time researching to know if the technology will be able to grow at the rate your business is growing.
3. Collaborate, Collaborate, Collaborate
And the IT gods will bless you.
Take a look at the way Microsoft and Rackspace have teamed up to provide service and advice for businesses implementing SharePoint. Take a look at the capabilities SharePoint offers to promote collaborative platforms. You should be able to share documents and projects with colleagues seamlessly.You’ve come this far because you paid attention to others. As your team grows and you form partnerships, make sure your technology changes with house collaboration. That doesn’t just mean a acquiring a business email system. Contacts alone won’t save you. Your technology and IT services should accommodate accessibility—new hires and less-tech-savvy members of your team should be able to integrate their projects seamlessly within the technological schema.
Encourage open communication and collaboration on your projects via streamlined platforms and assure that your technology use is working for you. We all enjoy a good, clear message.
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