Network Synergy Blog

Network Synergy has been serving the Trumbull area since 1988, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

How to Go About a Technology Needs Assessment

How to Go About a Technology Needs Assessment

If there is one thing that you can always count on from your business’ technology, it’s that it will inevitably fail at some point in the future. Therefore, your business should have a plan to keep this from happening at all costs. It’s understandable that you would want to make sure that your needs are properly evaluated both now and in the future. To this end, a technology assessment is incredibly helpful.

What Does This Focus On?
Looking at your business’ needs in the moment and in the future is key to understanding how technology affects your business. You should look to the past and envision the future within your technology assessment, all while being aware of how your business’ technology is currently being influenced in the present.

The Past
As the philosopher George Santayana stated, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Basically, you need to learn from your mistakes if you want to prevent them in the future. This is one of the most important reasons why you would want to take advantage of a technology assessment, as you don’t want to be blinded by your past decisions when making new ones.

Some of the key ideas to look at are whether or not certain solutions were worth the investment, whether your staff resisted efforts to implement it, and how much capital you actually lost during the implementation process. In particular, it’s important to look at the outcome, as it’s a clear indicator of whether or not the solution yielded a return on your investment.

The Present
One of the first hints that something needs to change is that there are presently issues with your organization that stem from its technology. Are your employees able to properly use their tools to get through their daily duties with minimal trouble? If not, and their work ethic isn’t to blame, could it be the technology at their disposal? Do you see ways that your current solutions aren’t being used to their full potential?

By using this insight, you can reevaluate your investments to make sure that they are as sound as possible. For example, are you getting the most productivity out of a solution if you only know how to use three of its features? Think about topics like this and see just how far you can push your business forward.

The Future
Making progress is the logical prerogative of any organization, so if you start collecting data and making the proper analyses now, you can plan ahead for what the future holds. Ask yourself where you see your business in the next five or ten years, and make educated decisions based on how well they can help you achieve these goals. While it’s possible that life can throw you a curveball, it’s critical that you try to predict these outcomes to the best of your ability.

The Benefits of a Technology Assessment
A comprehensive analysis of your business’ technology is one of the best ways you can make sure that your organization is properly leveraging all of its assets. An assessment is the best way to make sure that you’re not dealing with any troublesome technology issues, and it’s great for honing in on one that has been particularly elusive in the past. It’s ideal if you want to make sure that your infrastructure is working as intended, as well as finding ways that it may not be functioning properly. You can then look toward implementing the best solutions for the particular problem you’re having.

How Technology Needs to Be Assessed
A quick glance is not going to be enough to identify technology problems for your business. You need to take a focused, in-depth approach so that you can gain as much insight as possible from your technology assessment. Here are some of the best practices you can use when assessing your organization’s technology:

  • Examine workflows: If your employees are having trouble with their daily duties, ask them what they are and how they can be resolved. You should be open to their suggestions, as nobody knows your employees’ jobs better than they do themselves. Consider whether or not their suggestions contribute to the big picture, as well.
  • Look at your current technology: Take a critical look at the technology you use on a daily basis. Does it get in the way of your identified goals? Does it help your workflow or hamper it? You need to first understand your current state of technology before attempting to improve your business.
  • Explore alternative solutions: If you’re afraid of change, you won’t get far in business. That being said, you shouldn’t just haphazardly spend money on a solution before investigating it. Do your research and come up with alternatives before investing in a new solution.
  • Make note of your resources: If you do wind up implementing a new solution, it helps to know what you have on-hand before implementing it. This way, you don’t waste money on a solution that is too expensive outright, or a team that’s resistant to change.

Does your business need a technology assessment? Network Synergy can help. To learn more, reach out to us at 203.261.2201.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Saturday, 26 May 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab

QR-Code dieser Seite

Sign Up

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Blog Categories

      Communication Money Virtual Private Network Machine Learning Cybersecurity Troubleshooting Encryption Unsupported Software Best Available Tablet IBM Processors Digital Payment SharePoint Chrome Flexibility Microsoft Error Upgrade Streaming Media Passwords Spam Content Filtering Analyitcs Regulations Tech Term Star Wars Excel Mobile Device Operations Training Data Security Government Technology Laws Cleaning Scheduling Modem Staff Bluetooth Humor BYOD Cloud Computing Notifications Apple Computing Infrastructure Network Management Information Technology Backup Disaster Word Outlook Google Calendar Small Business Google Analytics Taxes Utility Computing Consultation Law Firm IT Facebook Risk Management Network Security Windows 10 Paperless Office Comparison IT Solutions Touchscreen Writing Macro PC Care Search Bandwidth Compliance Maintenance IoT Specifications Cybercrime Company Culture Webcam Law Enforcement User Unified Communications Operating System Dark Web Office Social Google Docs Printer Business Continuity Presentation Display Cooperation Corporate Profile Hacking Security Printing Running Cable WiFi Physical Security Project Management Retail Intranet End of Support Work/Life Balance Logs Remote Support Malware Black Market Alt Codes Productivity CCTV Identity Theft Microsoft Office Techology Mobile Office Secruity Motherboard Ransomware Data Bitcoin Tip of the week File Sharing Virtualization Automation Hotspot Managed IT services Phone System Software Tips Workplace Tips LinkedIn Spyware IT Management Files Google Maps Alerts IT Support User Error Fraud Private Cloud Inbound Marketing Office 365 Hiring/Firing Hardware Food Public Cloud IT Technicians Crowdsourcing Redundancy Infrastructure Cache Skype Tech Support Healthcare Black Friday CIO Server Efficiency IT Consulting Mouse Tip of the Work Password Business Technology Managed IT Holiday Digital Webinar Politics PowerPoint Safety Internet of Things Storage Hard Drives Cyber Monday Hosted Solutions Wi-Fi Distributed Denial of Service Smartphone Lithium-ion Battery Bring Your Own Device Break Fix Trending Upgrades Patch Management Meetings Text Messaging Sports Business Growth Automobile Cost Management Network Congestion Backups Firefox Lenovo Legal Antivirus Budget Business Management App Drones Mirgation Tracking Robot Applications Net Neutrality Computing Vendor Management Email Android Solid State Drive Buisness Remote Monitoring Typing IT Services Business Internet Exlporer communications Work Station Windows People Miscellaneous Telephony BDR Social Engineering Gmail Quick Tips Innovation Smart Tech Managed IT Service Customer Relationship Management Save Money Statistics Battery Virtual Reality Memory Business Owner VPN Piracy History Administrator Recovery Relocation Smartphones Licensing Two-factor Authentication Gadgets Computer Repair Disaster Resistance Social Networking Servers Charger Staffing Competition Remote Computing Virus Assessment Mail Merge LiFi Big Data Service-based Business Office Tips Hosted Solution Experience Privacy Employer-Employee Relationship Saving Time Chromebook Telephone Systems HIPAA Wearable Technology eBay Computers Disaster Recovery Leadership Downloads 5G Avoiding Downtime Windows 10 Documents Data Backup Smart Technology Heating/Cooling Migration Gaming Console IP Address Fax Server Application 3D Web Server Online Currency Current Events Value Data Management Thank You Website Help Desk Recycling Virtual Desktop Data Loss Debate Customer Service YouTube Business Intelligence Nanotechnology G Suite Domains Conferencing Mobile Device Management Consumers Apps Best Practice Monitors Firewall Artificial Intelligence CrashOverride Wireless Technology Productivity Microsoft Excel Trainging Cameras Electronic Medical Records Proactive IT Technology Knowledge Managed Service Provider Data Breach Identities Fun Permissions Entrepreneur Windows 8.1 Update Data Warehousing Outsourced IT eWaste Co-managed IT Networking Cookies Crowdfunding Mobile Data Address Connectivity Hard Drive Point of Sale Print Server Cryptocurrency Software as a Service Collaboration Time Management Unified Threat Management Managed IT Services Google Drive Google SaaS Browser Twitter Going Green Screen Reader Superfish Programming Mobile Computing USB Administration Windows 8 Undo Emoji Mobile Security Computer Care IT Support IT budget Language Document Management Multi-Factor Security The Internet of Things Chatbots Save Time Legislation GPS 3D Printing Tip of the Week Digital Signature Personal Information Mobility Downtime Phishing IT service Augmented Reality Travel Tutorials Hacker Unified Threat Management Refrigeration Software Uninterrupted Power Supply Hacks Best Practices Start Menu Shortcut Supercomputer Technology Tips Congratulations Gadget Laptop Wireless VoIP Public Speaking Deep Learning Environment Access Control Hard Disk Drive Scam iPhone Scary Stories Alert Hackers Cortana Mobile Technology User Tips Settings Sync How To Video Surveillance Social Media Saving Money PDF Mobile Devices IT Consultant Internet Blockchain Network Users Education Server Management Botnet Google Wallet Business Computing Health Cabling Halloween Data storage Marketing Router Vulnerability Computer Samsung Websites Data Recovery Cloud Motion sickness Computer Accessories Identity

      Latest Blogs

      Nothing lasts forever - especially your business’ technology. However, you shouldn’t just get rid of your old technology willy-nilly. This is mostly for two reasons: one, many of t...

      Latest News

      Our Site Has Launched!


      Welcome to Our New Site!
      We are proud to announce the unveiling of our new website at Network Synergy!

      Read more ...

      Contact Us

      Learn more about what Network Synergy can do for your business.


      Call us today    203.261.2201

      Fax Number :    203-261-2935

      126 Monroe Turnpike
      Trumbull, Connecticut 06611

      facebook twitter linkedin #youtube