Thank you for joining us on this journey to IT Enabled Growth. We hope you found this information useful and picked up a few tips that will help you align your technology strategy to your strategic objectives.
So, how has Connections for Business enabled over 2,000 customers turn their technology into a competitive advantage and growth enabler? Unlike traditional managed service providers or break/fix models, Connections for Business starts with your business objectives in our proven, 5-step process to IT enabled growth.
Downtime. Audits. Regulations. Security breaches. Customer expectations. These are only a few of the things that put your business at risk when not managed proactively and effectively. Whether you want to deal with them or not, they are real threats and cannot be swept under the rug.
When technology is not a core competency in your company, it will quietly and invisibly bleed your time and money if not managed effectively. Costs are reactive and quietly pile up with every issue you face. Before long, technology costs become a money pit that offer little to no return back to your companies' success.
Many organizations do not have the want or need to employ an internal IT organization. Inevitably, someone in the company lacking qualification and time has to play the IT support part on a weekly basis and put out the fires. Every hour they spend on IT related issues is an hour they are not focused on strategic objectives they were hired to deliver. It is a silent productivity killer that consumes an average of 5-10 hours per week.
Technology is often viewed as a necessary evil and lacks the appropriate strategy, budget and resources to be truly effective. It is often a reactive response to a proactive need and typically runs in a silo, rather than aligning to and driving business growth. Thus, the market is at a crossroads - you can no longer grow a business or lead a market without aligned technology, but you lack the time or resources to manage your technology effectively.