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Planning Technology Isn’t Always Easy

Planning Technology Isn’t Always Easy

Planning anything is always a grind, and trying to plan the best strategy when you have only a partial understanding of the subject can lead to a lot of waste. Business technology is one of those subjects. Not only do you need to identify what tech will be cost-effective, you need to get a pretty rapid return on the investment you plan to make. That’s why getting a professional perspective is so important in cases like this. 

Assess and Work from There

What does your current technology infrastructure look like? Most businesses when they start out spend as little as possible on their software. Some businesses won’t get past that first set of digital tools. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever and those old tools could be putting your business at risk. 

Having a good hard look at how your business is spending its technology budget and what results that investment is getting is good to do every year or so. If you haven’t done it in a while, having a professional take a view from the outside can present a critical perspective that may guide your decision making on how spending a little more on technology can often have surprisingly effective results on all types of metrics important to your business.

Invest in Employee Training

These days everyone gets phished, and even the most vigilant person can be a victim of a well-placed phishing scam if they don’t know what they are looking for. That’s just one example of training that every employee has to have nowadays. Training can get pricey, but the pros far outweigh the cons; and a well-trained staff will be better equipped to handle the challenges each day brings. 

Automate Some Processes

Every business has some fat that they can lose. Automation can be the answer for a lot of the mundane and repetitive tasks. There are a myriad of types of software that come with built-in and customizable automation tools. Many businesses already have tools that can automate processes and don’t use them. A consultation with a Dresner Group expert could unveil time and money-saving tips that can change your business forever.

Confront Security

Cybersecurity is always a big deal. All it takes is one odd piece of malicious code to completely lock down your business. No business can afford to routinely deal with malicious attacks. Not only do you need a strategy to manage your IT, you need the solutions and activities to protect it. This includes security software, password management, and system monitoring. 

Having a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy is a much bigger job today than ever before with all the additional machines that need to be accounted for, including mobile devices. This is a lot to cover. Cyberattacks are notoriously expensive and frustrating, so doing what you can—whether that’s deploying solutions yourself or partnering with Dresner Group—is an important step in keeping your business secure.

Ultimately, improving your technology works to improve your business. If you would like to have a conversation about getting your network and infrastructure assessed by a Dresner Group technician, give us a call today at (410) 531-6727.

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