Keeping Up With The Speed Of Technology
As the speed of technology innovation continues to accelerate businesses must keep up with these developments to avoid being left behind by competitors and customers. This is where tech acceleration can come to the rescue. We define it as intelligently improving the technology that employees rely on in a way that considers the future and helps businesses achieve long-term goals.
Why keeping up with evolving technologies is critical include:
- Bringing together all of the necessary tools that integrate saves time and effort while increasing overall efficiency.
- You can boost productivity by improving the employee experience with streamlined technology and processes.
- It is possible to improve security by removing obsolete technologies that no longer receive critical security upgrades.
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Think long-term instead of short-term patchesEffective Technology Acceleration Plan
The speed of technology advancements and its adoption by businesses has increased at a breakneck pace since the onset of pandemic restrictions. These fast choices and implementations helped many organizations remain relatively unscathed by utilizing remote working and other collaborative solutions. However, now that we’ve had time to adapt to the “new normal,” it’s clear that brisk change isn’t always beneficial to the long-term success of an organization.
These technology upgrades helped SMBs stay in business during the chaotic year that was 2020, they also resulted in several hiccups that ranged from integration challenges to limited long-term value. That’s why the time is ripe to prepare for the future by adopting smart tech acceleration. This requires a thorough examination and assessment to evaluate whether your present systems are advanced and integrated enough to support your business objectives over the next five to 10 years, and not just the present.
- Evaluate your previous technology investments
Examine your technology investments from the previous years and identify where you need improvements. It’s critical to assess whether prior investments have served your long-term vision/goals. Only then will you be able to determine whether your acceleration is on the right track or not.
What is the status of your current tech environment? Is it meeting your expectations? Take a look at what other firms may be doing differently to achieve better results. Evaluate changes you can make to improve your organization’s performance to align it closer to your vision. The metric used to monitor the progress of your tech acceleration initiative should consider levels of cybersecurity, customer experience, employee experience, technology integration across the organization, backups, compliance and so on.
- Think about the total experience (TX)
The total experience can be defined as a blend of customer and employee experiences (CX and EX). By breaking down silos and integrating technology with employees, customers and users, total experience improves the overall experience. It focuses on addressing customer/employee needs to produce better long-term and meaningful business outcomes. Experts estimate that by 2026, 60% of large enterprises will use total experience (TX) to transform their business models in order to achieve world-class customer and employee advocacy levels.*
- Committing to integration
Individually outstanding solutions that don’t integrate (or that your company doesn’t commit to integrating) will not serve you in the long run or help you scale. Systematic integration unifies the customer and employee experience, reducing the risk of error, increasing efficiency and providing the opportunity to automate repetitive operations, among other benefits.
- Collaborate for success
If your organization doesn’t invest in smart tech acceleration, your competition could overtake you in the market. Say goodbye to short-term fixes that aren’t helping you achieve your goals and upgrade your IT ecosystem to help you achieve greater productivity and operational success for the long term.
JK Consulting can help you find, implement, optimize and manage your technology infrastructure to ensure it’s moving you towards your long-term goals and vision. Feel free to contact us today for a no-obligation consultation to see how we can help your business keep up with the speed of technology by bringing smart tech acceleration to your business.
About JK Technology Solutions
JK Consulting began offering managed services in 2006 and has grown into a leading Managed IT Service Provider (MSP) servicing the Chicago Land area and SW Florida including Naples, Ft Myers, Estero, and Bonita Springs. We service clients with offices in over 20 states.
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