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MyTek’s Tip of the Week: How to Align Your IT with Your Goals

by | Jun 12, 2019 | Best Practices, MyTek Blog

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Every business hardware comes with an expiry date. At some point, you need to either replace the components or change the hardware altogether. It can be taxing for your business as an upgrade comes with additional costs. Also, there could be misalignment with your IT goals.

But don’t worry, MyTek will guide you through this process.

Think and Plan Well

First, make sure that you have a clear picture of hardware functioning on the ground level. Do not make a decision hastily. Unless you are able to assess the nature of the IT upgrade needed, you cannot plan for the future.

After that, have a concrete plan to improve your IT infrastructure. In this way, you can better monitor operational level costs. This way, you will not end up spending more during unforeseen circumstances. Also, take time to spot the right technology. You shouldn’t go for outdated technology for your business. The latest hardware increases efficiency and boosts revenue growth.

Tackle Resistance from Employees

Your business technology can clash with your company goals. For instance, whenever you introduce new technology, you could face resistance from your staff. They might be reluctant to adapt to new technologies as they are accustomed to the old way of doing things.

In such a scenario, it becomes imperative to keep open communication channels for your business. Make your staff understand the future opportunities of adopting the new technology like increased productivity. Lead from the front by demonstrating practically how the upgrade works. After some time, your workers will get comfortable with the new technology.

Align Your Business Goals with IT

Do not separate the operational goals and IT goals of your business. Both of them are interrelated and need to function together for business success. When you try to align technology with your business goals, you can stumble upon initial roadblocks. You might feel skeptical about investing in new technologies as well. However, keeping your employees in the loop can make the transition process smoother.

Learn to Manage Your Data

Make sure that you protect and manage your data while implementing a new technology solution. Make a thorough assessment of IT infrastructure before finalizing the solution of your choice. Next, make sure to strengthen the data security. One way to do this is to centralize the data on a single server. In this way, you can easily protect, manage, and scale your data. Also, you can use penetration testing to identify problems with your data security and resolve them satisfactorily beforehand.

MyTek can help your business align your IT technology solutions. To learn more about our offerings, contact us at (623) 312-2440.

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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