Technology is ubiquitous — and becoming more so the further we move into the 21st century. Every aspect of our working lives is influenced by it — from interactive whiteboards in the conference room to video conferencing equipment, laptops, mobile phones, and security cameras.
New and exciting technologies such as machine learning and virtual and augmented reality are nudging their way into the workplace and their impact is set to grow exponentially over the next few years.
However, with today’s business budgets feeling a bit restricted thanks to the ongoing disruption caused by coronavirus, acquiring another new tech tool “just to have it” is counterproductive.
In fact, deploying technology that doesn’t fit your organizational needs not only wastes money — it can also waste time. There is a learning curve to tech adoption. The more time your employees spend learning a new technology that they cannot — or will not — really use, the more productive time is wasted.
Choosing the right technology for your business means curating tools that directly assist your business in achieving growth, mostly by making daily tasks easier so staff can focus on core business matters.
3 Tips for Choosing the Right Technology for the Job at Hand
Tech should help your employees work faster and smarter, not just add another button to press or another piece of equipment to take up space in the office.
Technology in the form of both equipment and systems require an investment of both time and money, so each should be carefully considered within the framework of your business challenges, needs, and goals.
- Target Company Pain Points
The first step in choosing appropriate tech tools is to gain a clear understanding of where your business needs to be more efficient.
Asking your teams to point out areas in which they are struggling is a great first step toward understanding what kind of technology will best assist them.
Start by discovering which activities are eating up the most productive time in your workplace and then look for tech tools that can most cost-effectively optimize processes and streamline workflows.
- Stay Within Your Budget Through Third-Party Partners
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often have difficulty financing large tech investments or hiring the people they need to implement critical technologies, and this sometimes leads them to shy away from investing in technologies that could add serious value to their businesses.
Fortunately, partnering with industry experts in the form of third-party solution providers is a great way to acquire the equipment or expertise you need in one trackable, realistic monthly payment.
- Consider Your Customers
The customer experience is critical for driving revenue and fostering customer loyalty.
In fact, after just one bad experience with a brand they love, 32% of customers would stop doing business with that brand, and in the United States, 59% would call it quits after several bad experiences.
Customers — nearly 80% of them — want friendly service, convenience, and speed to complete a positive customer experience.
Choose technology tools that support these goals rather than spending time — and money — on state-of-the-art tech meant to provide a “wow” factor to your website or your brick-and-mortar location.
The Team at Perry proTECH Has the Tech Tools You Need
We understand the hardships that many SMBs face when deciding what kind of technology they can afford to adopt.
That is why we make it as simple as possible for our clients to get the high-quality equipment they need, along with expert IT advice and management to go along with it.
Small or non-existent in-house IT team? Rely on our team of industry professionals to expertly guide your company through acquiring, adopting, deploying, and managing a wide variety of process-refining technologies.
Our scalable solutions can put the power of technology on your side — at a budget you can afford. Our experts can assess your current infrastructure, provide suggestions on optimizing current processes or addressing pain points, and help create a solution that is not only affordable, but actionable.
We offer a wide range of cutting-edge office equipment, technical solutions, managed services, and even tools like security cameras to keep your business moving forward and your staff focused on mission-critical objectives.
Get the right technology for your business needs and goals. Contact a Perry proTECH consultant and explore our wide range of services and equipment geared for every budget.