Investing in the best tech for your business can improve productivity, increase profit, and boost business growth. But how do you know what tech your business needs to take it up a level?
How to spot the best tech for your business
With so much great tech on the market, it can be hard to know which you should invest in for your business. Before you leap into integrating something new, ask yourself these questions:
Will it improve current business processes?
Replacing an in-house server with a cloud solution to save money is a no-brainer – it will achieve what you’ve set out to and you’re unlikely to miss your old server. However, if you’re looking to replace existing software with one that does the same but more, this can be trickier.
Implementing something new could highlight benefits of your original software which you had taken for granted and are now left without. In circumstances like these, it’s always best to consult with your IT provider for an expert opinion and even consider a bespoke solution to be sure you’re going to get the level of improvement you’re looking for.
Will it deliver value for money?
Fairly self-explanatory – you want new tech to contribute to increased profit for your business which outweighs its cost. But don’t overlook productivity here. If a software is simplifying time-consuming tasks or easing stress for your teams, ultimately productivity will be on the rise which will bring value naturally.
How easy it is to integrate?
The best tech for your business is a solution that runs smoothly with your existing network. If a new integration causes a glitch with other apps in the system, you can find yourself swapping one problem for another; a drop in the service you deliver or even opening a cyber security vulnerability that wasn’t there before.
How scalable and futureproof is it?
When you’re introducing new tech to grow your business, be sure it can handle its own success. Consider the original release date of new software for long-term compatibility and its ability to handle more users as your team grows.
Some of the best tech investments for your business
#1. Cyber Security
When you consider a cyber attack could put you out of business overnight, it’s hard to dispute that cyber security is one of the best tech investments you can make. However, with so many security measures to consider, businesses can be inclined to brush it under the carpet in fear of the expense
Businesses with insufficient data protection have lost as many as 50% of their customers following a breach.
#2. Cloud Solutions
Cloud solutions bring so much potential for your business to improve productivity, increase efficiency, save money, and tighten security. In fact, over 90% of businesses report significant improvements in their security since moving their systems to the cloud.
#3. Network Performance
A happy network makes for happy users. It should run unnoticed in the background. Achieving this optimum level of performance inevitably takes a combination of complementary solutions and expert configuration. If you can nail this, you’ve got a winning recipe.
We can help you implement the best tech for your business
Introducing new tech to your business can mean big changes. There’s a lot to consider. Are you choosing the best solution? How will your teams adapt? Will you see a return on your investment?
It can be hard to know which tech will truly benefit your business. But we’re on hand to give you independent advice with no obligation. We have a wealth of expertise and will strive to meet your objectives.
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If you’d like to discuss how you can improve your business with new tech, give us a call.