The global economy is in a slump. But believe it or not, now could be a good time to invest in technology priorities.
You may already have streamlined processes. You had certain technology tools and systems in place to get things done. It all was working fine. Yet 2020 brought many challenges to the way business functions. The technology you relied on in the past may not be the best answer to your current business needs.
You might have been putting off cloud migration, as most work was onsite, or you resisted remote working out of concern that employee productivity would suffer. Perhaps your business didn’t want to secure a “Bring Your Own Device” workplace.
Now, you need to rethink how your employees report for work. You could be facing any of 2020’s familiar challenges such as:
- a server that could support your teams overburdened by remote workers;
- a reliance on email document exchange causing difficulties with version control and accountability;
- not having enough software licenses to accommodate employees working from home;
- employees lacking the technology to get work done offsite.
Businesses need to act now to address their new technology needs. Keep in mind that many vendors are offering discounted services, plus, you may find it easier to access business loans for tech investments.