Companies that invest in safety to protect workers, comply with regulations and minimize costs due to injury and property damage, usually find that they reap benefits in productivity and efficiency. Developing a culture of safety delivers business value by directing energy and resources away from the need to be reactive, towards proactive activities that positively impact financial performance. Being proactive instead of reactive makes sense for IT as well as it does for safety, but unfortunately, many companies have not found the right approach to IT strategy and management that stimulates the ways that IT can provide business value. Here are four ways that proactive IT could be benefiting your business.
A strong and efficient Information Technology network plays a key role in decreasing the total cost required to meet customer and client needs, sustaining high employee satisfaction and retention, shutting down cybersecurity threats and increasing overall company profitability. However, the world of IT is in a constant state of flux as new and more effective practices and initiatives come to the fore. As a result, many small to mid-sized businesses lack the funding, staff and time needed to keep up with these changes while managing the daily IT needs of their employees and customers, causing them to fall behind competitors and become vulnerable to dangerous security breaches from cybercriminals. Fortunately, by partnering with a reputable IT managed services provider, these companies can bolster the efforts of their Internal IT staff or develop a fully outsourced IT department to unleash their full potential and business success.
This might sound like a statement of the obvious, but no one plans an accident. There are some environments, however, where accidents are expected. While not exactly planned, there are some workplaces where people are not surprised when something happens that results in an injury or causes damage. They consider this kind of unpredictability normal. How does this happen? Bad habits are easily formed when there is a lack of training or a desire to cut corners or reduce immediate costs. Complacency about the practices and habits that cause unpredictability are probably causing more damage than you realize, embezzling resources that could and should be focused on improving and growing your company.
When you ask corporate executives what kind of results they want from their IT solution, you're not going to hear them list out tech products and services. They shouldn't need to do that. CEOs, CFOs, Presidents and business owners who are focused on their strategy want IT results that will help them move their business forward.