Business Technology Challenges to Think About
Business technology is far from the easiest thing to manage, and it’s mostly because managing technology is not the sole focus of companies (unless you’re us, of course). If you can’t overcome your IT challenges, your business could be held back needlessly. Let’s go over some of the common issues your organization might face with regards to technology management and maintenance.
Digital Transformation Provides You Options
With the pandemic came many opportunities for businesses to reexamine their operations and implement new technologies to change them for the better. You can continue the trend by moving your technology adoption more in favor of digital transformation, i.e. implementing remote technology and looking at your processes with a critical lens.
Cybersecurity and the near-constant stream of data breaches out there have taken the forefront of the business world, and for good reason. A 2022 study from Evanta found that cybersecurity is the number one priority for CIOs, something which is likely further fueled by the increase in remote and hybrid work seen over the past several years.
Utilize the Cloud
According to a study by Evanta, 54 percent of businesses are investing in cloud solutions, making it the second largest growing spending category for businesses. With so many companies attempting to seize the opportunity, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype. The cloud allows organizations even more freedom and agility, making it one of the best ways to solve problems and improve operations out there.
Acknowledge Supply Chain Issues
With the ongoing supply chain issues from the pandemic further exacerbated by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, hardware and other components are harder to find than ever. With the future so up in the air, we recommend that businesses implement hardware refreshes into their IT roadmaps to plan well into the future.
Understand That Talent is Hard to Find
If you are paying for an in-house IT department, understand that you are fortunate in being able to find the right talent for your organization. Many businesses struggle to acquire the talent they need to keep their technology in proper working order. The unfortunate truth is that businesses either cannot afford to pay technicians what they are worth, or they cannot find the talent to begin with for a variety of reasons.
The Solution: Managed IT Services
If you can’t hire an internal IT department (and even if you can), you can outsource this responsibility to Ashton Solutions. With our trusted and trained professionals on your side, you can expect to solve many of the issues that plague modern organizations. To learn more, reach out to us at 216 397-4080.