A good place to start is your current IT infrastructure
— the servers that power your network, host your critical business data and connect you to your customers. They are an integral part of any business. But millions of businesses are still relying on outdated technology, including software that’s more than a decade old, to handle these responsibilities. You can’t move into the future with an anchor like that keeping you in the past. Find out how you can make a change — and how it can benefit your business — in our three-part series on servers.
Then, it might be time to take a look at your mobile strategy. Are you building a mobile infrastructure that can support the demands of the new world of work — a world where workers must be able to work remotely and productively, anytime, anywhere? Have you considered adopting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy that incorporates an employee’s personal device into the network? And more importantly, have you considered the ramifications of such?
BYOD may very well be a necessary part of business in the new world of work. But there are very real concerns with BYOD — many related to network security — that you must address before implementing such a program. The new world of work demands mobility, and having the right mobile strategy is critical. Having a steady hand to help guide such a transition can make a world of difference in how well such a change is implemented.
Finally, give some thought to how you work together and collaborate within your organization — especially if you work in a business with offices across the country or world. How much time are you spending on planes to meet with coworkers? How often are you stuck on conference calls where nothing gets done? And then ask yourself a question — if we were able to land a man on the moon 45 years ago, with audio and video, shouldn’t you be able to better communicate with people today? Especially when the technology is out there to enable real-time audio and visual communication
between team members, no matter where they are in the world. Today, you can even connect with customers face-to-face through these advancements in technology, rather than letting them sit in a phone queue waiting for your overworked customer service department to get to their call.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg.