Upgrading your network and shopping for new technology can be a daunting task. Technology is expensive and it’s an investment that will help your business grow, but that’s only if you purchase what you need. A poor technology purchase can actually be a budget buster. To maximize your new technology purchases, it’s worth it to partner with IT professionals.
When you work with PACE Technical Services to upgrade your network, the first step we will take is to get to know you really well. The better we know you, the better we can find you a technology solution that’s perfect for your needs. Uncovering the perfect solution requires us to take the time to develop a strong business relationship. Here are three things that we assess from your business through this relationship:
Your Business Needs and Goals
At the most fundamental level, technology is meant to help further your goals and make life easier. When shopping for new technology, it’s easy to overlook this fundamental purpose thanks to the clever ploys of marketing. Just because you are a sucker for marketing doesn’t make you a dummy. We all do it. We all go into the grocery store to buy one item and walk out with a cart full of junk we don’t need. If you run a business, then you are a marketer yourself and you know what to look out for, but that doesn’t make the display cases any less shiny. By having PACE Technical Services help define your goals and clarify your needs, you will be more likely to end up with the technology that suits you best, instead of the expensive tech that’s the trendiest on the market.
Your IT Infrastructure
You shouldn’t upgrade everything just because a friend told you that your technology looks old. Before you drop the cash on new tech, you are going to want to know exactly what you’re dealing with. Once PACE Technical Services is familiar with the needs of your company, we can then assess your IT infrastructure to determine if each piece of equipment is meeting your needs. Taking the extra time to assess your assets will allow us to replace only the technology that needs it. Some of your older looking tech may be exactly what your company needs. If your judgmental hipster friend complains that your tech looks old, then you can tell him the IT professionals at PACE Technical Services have given it a clean bill of health, and determined that it’s helping to increase your company’s revenue.
Plan for the Future
When we get to know you, your company’s goals, and your IT infrastructure, we also take the time to understand your company’s projected growth. It’s crucial to make room for growth because one of the worst things you can do is spend money to upgrade everything, only to have to upgrade again within a year because your new technology was unable to keep up with the demands of your growing business.
A good technology assessment will take into consideration the future needs of your business for the next five years, and provide you with an IT infrastructure that will allow you to comfortably grow during this time period. A proper technology roadmap will also take into account that the using the right technology will actually cause your business to grow; even this growth needs to be accounted for and planned around.
Upgrading your technology is a major expense for any business. There are a lot factors to consider that a casual shopper may be unaware of. PACE Technical Services can advise your IT purchases to make sure that your technology works for you. Call us at 905.763.7896 and let us assess your assets!