As a business leader, you work hard to make sure processes are running smoothly and employees are happy and productive. Ensuring you remain competitive for your client and employee retention efforts is of top concern. And modernizing your technology and processes is an important part of engaging in digital transformation and remaining relevant in today’s business climate.
Here are 4 High Tech Practices for the Modern Workplace:
1. Automated Technology
To stay up-to-date and keep processes efficient, more and more business technologies are able to integrate or sync together, saving your employees hours in a day. With the Microsoft Modern Workplace, each computer user can save up to 5 hours a week which translates to 250 hours saved a year per employee. Check out our eBook, The Microsoft Teams Experience to see how you could be leveraging Teams and get more out of it.
A top concern for every business professional is their own privacy and security, and that of their customers and employees too. With heightened awareness on cyber-attacks, you may wonder what can you do to avoid them? Unfortunately, 60% of small-to-mid-sized businesses who suffer a cyber-attack go out of business within 6 months. If you don’t have a high-level expert IT team guiding the cybersecurity for your business, it is not a matter of if, but when you will be attacked. We don’t want this for you or any business, so we work day in and day out to ensure highest standards of security are met for our clients.
3. IT Strategy
Many leaders we meet have not considered the need for a strategic plan for their Information Technology needs. Thus, it is not planned or budgeted for. Unfortunately, without an IT Strategy there is high cost overrun and frustrating ongoing technology issues. Planning and budgeting for IT - not as a cost-controlled expense controlled by Finance – but rather given its own dedicated team and plan so it is managed just like other crucial departments in the organization.
4. IT Leadership
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) manages, guides, and supports all the technology, the IT strategy, and cybersecurity efforts. Thriveon clients receive a dedicated IT C-level professional to guide their IT to ensure a modern, efficient workplace. The CIO is responsible for the IT and computer systems that support enterprise goals.
It is the CIO's job to innovate, collaborate, balance the IT budget and motivate IT staff.
Where does your business fall with each of these practices? With these 4 high tech practices in mind, you’ll be well on your way to a modern workplace, seeing happier employees, more satisfied clients, and reduced tickets, no inefficient technologies, and far less unproductive time. Contact us today to get started on a new proactive way to do IT.