Getting Information Technology to Work for Your Business Posted on November 12, 2015 by Tim Burke More than ever, the key to a company’s success centers on its effective use of information technology, so choosing the right providers is essential for today’s technology decision maker. Yet the complexities of today’s technologies, the unending hype, and the ever-changing mix of vendors make it tough to navigate your way to the right partner. So where to begin? As readers of this blog know, I encourage clients to first examine their needs and goals. This is something you should always do before you ever purchase any technology product or service. It’s also a good time to get solid, reliable advice from independent, vendor-neutral experts. Such experts can take a look at your current technology stance, listen to what you have to say about what your enterprise seeks to accomplish, and offer multiple solution scenarios to achieve those goals. You’ll learn what technology capabilities are available to your business as well as what technology configurations can save you money — and what technologies your business may not even need. It can be tough to get reliable answers to questions like “Will this service deliver the capability I require?” or “Will that solution scale with my business needs?” An experienced technology advisor can help you get those answers and help you use information technology to stay competitive in these fast-changing times.