Technology plays a key role in all businesses today. It’s more important than ever for business owners to be technologically literate in order to protect and grow their businesses. In my new series of articles, I will discuss the top four technology challenges that businesses are facing in 2018 and provide practical solutions for each of them. Those challenges are:
Cybersecurity: how to do it properly and affordably
Cybersecurity must be top of mind for every business leader and Board of Directors member. Small to mid-size businesses typically don’t have the right cybersecurity expertise internally, and they need to find the right external experts to rely on. Too often, company leaders contact major national cybersecurity firms, only to find that their rates are not affordable. Unfortunately, as a result, many companies stop this important initiative and fail to address this growing business risk. Affordable, solid solutions are available, and we’ll discuss how you can best leverage them.
Technology skills shortage
Across the country companies are seeing a significant shortage for key technology roles. One of the biggest shortage is experienced technology leaders. For success, a business can’t just hire more “techies”, they need business-savvy, experienced technology leaders. So how can your company best fill these roles and acquire the top talent? In this blog series, I’ll share some solutions to consider.
The pace of change continues to increase. Your customers expect more, your competitors are moving faster, and your needs are rapidly changing. Within your technology organization, major projects used to be planned and implemented over years, but now they must be completed in days. Along with the shorter timelines, your organization must be able to quickly pivot and adapt to new demands. In this series, I’ll share some practical tips to help business leaders create a more agile organization.
How will your business integrate digital technology into all areas of the business to improve operations and deliver more value to customers? The digital experience, is a key part of the customer’s interaction with any company, and can inform their view of the company as a whole. Digital transformation also plays a key role in improving a company’s agility, efficiency, and ability to compete in a rapidly-changing market. It rewards first movers and some super-fast followers, and leaves the others playing catch-up and struggling to survive.
In my next several articles, we’ll review each of these technology challenges in more detail and provide recommendations for each. Be sure to subscribe to the Business Resource Center to have these solutions (and other news and best practices for business owners to know) delivered straight to your inbox.