In your attempt to adapt to the evolving technology landscape and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, have you invested in solutions that may not be assisting your company in achieving its long-term goals? If so, you’re not alone.
The rapid growth of technology shows no signs of slowing, and businesses have gradually begun to adjust to the "new normal." Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have started to realize that to provide a competitive level of service to both customers and employees, they must keep up with current trends that support their goals and vision.
Here are a few reasons why staying current with technology is critical:
· Bringing all the necessary tools that work together saves time and effort that increases overall efficiency.
· Streamlined technologies and processes can help you increase productivity by improving the employee experience.
· It gives you the opportunity to ramp up security by removing obsolete technology that no longer receives crucial security patches.
The emphasis, however, must be on smart tech acceleration rather than just speed.
While tech acceleration is about fast implementations that fix short-term issues, smart tech acceleration focuses on implementing technology that supports the organization’s long-term goals and vision.
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Like most other companies, you've probably seen a lot of changes since the pandemic began in 2020. Businesses had to make rapid decisions overnight by deploying tools for remote work and collaboration to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions and keep employees and customers safe. While these digital solutions might have helped businesses like yours survive during a period of great uncertainty, they may have been inadequately integrated with existing systems or no longer fulfill your objectives and vision.
* Gartner Report: Future of Work Trends