In a previous blog, we discussed IT budget, outlining the most important accommodations that you’ll have to make in your budget next year. Perhaps the most important aspect of your IT planning for 2016 is your IT strategy. Your IT strategy is what is going to allow you to innovate and plan proactively for growth and implementing new technologies that can really take your business to the next level. From customer interactions to revenue growth and your sales process – you need to sit down and take a moment to outline how your technology is going to help you reach your goals. Here are 3 things to consider when you sit down to form your 2016 IT strategy:
An efficient, productive organization is a happy organization, right? In 2016 you’re going to be challenged by savvier customers and prospects that need instant access to information and want a great experience when dealing with your employees. Make sure that your IT strategy is accommodating for this and that you explore what innovations you should be making to improve processes, morale and customer interactions within your organization. Having a strategy makes budget planning exponentially easier, and being on the cutting edge of that strategy will truly set you apart from the competition.