Do you know which technologies to invest in, and which ones are losing ground? Between two competing ideas, which one will win? Do you have time to stay on top of all of this?
If you are not getting technology advice from your I.T. person on a quarterly basis (at least!), consider bringing on a third-party technology advisor.
The advisor can work with your existing I.T. teams and services to provide direction on where things are headed, and when and where to invest in new technology.
Many I.T. firms act like the plumber – they come in, fix a problem, and leave, without ever having a conversation with you. The best I.T. firms act as the Trusted Advisor, similar to your accountant, to help you make the right decisions for your organization’s future. Always choose the I.T. “Trusted Advisor” over the I.T. “plumber.”