A question I am asked a lot is, “What technology should I be using?”
The better question would be why should I use that technology?
So, what is the point of this article.? It is all about what you need and what you do.
The technology of yesterday, is not the technology of tomorrow as it is changing so fast. This matters because of the reason that technology is changing. It is changing because of customer demand a lot of the time and the new technology helps users work smarter and not harder.
So, what are the key factors about adopting new technology?
The ultimate answer is you are the key factor, let me explain further: –
I could easily go into any of my clients and simply say here is the new tech and you need it now. This of course is a broad-brush approach and they may not need half of what I am telling them they need.
So, I never do that, I ask loads and I mean loads of questions. I need to get inside their heads and their business. My forte is that I keep an eye and focus on what is out there and can advise accordingly.
I try and establish the following: –
- What do you and your business do just now?
- What may you be doing in the shorter term?
- Where do you see things in the longer term?
This enables me to focus on exactly you do and how you currently are doing it.
I can then look at solutions that are there just now that may make your tasks smarter and with emerging tech, I can advise on when you should maybe put your toe in the water.
I.T. is an ever-changing horizon and you have your focus and business to run. So why not hand it over to someone who focusses on the tech and get them to advise on what may be beneficial for you.
So, the key factors about adopting technology is you and your team and business. I always start from that point.