Why Consider A Technology Partnership?
Interested in transforming your business with digital technology but not sure where to start? This article explores why you should consider working with a technology partner.
In recent times, constant shifts in technology are becoming hard for organisations to keep up with. Following on from a very uncertain period of lockdowns and struggle for some industries, the importance of being able to adapt using technology became apparent, especially to those who had perhaps not realised it before. Organisations globally saw the role technology played in helping organisations adapt and build business resilience. However, becoming a digital-first business is not a once-off of implementing technology, to keep up with competition organisations must stay familiar with new technology changes and understand how they could be applied to support business objectives. Although, for an everyday organisation and small IT department this can be challenging.
This is where a business technology partnership can help guide your business. Different to a technology vendor, who simply sells technology products to a company, a technology partnership focuses on building a client-partner relationship where the focus is not just selling a product but offering long-term guidance, technology expertise and support to help organisations reach their objectives. Below are some signs that it may be time to consider working with a technology partner.
Concerned About Future Challenges
After two years of much uncertainty and unexpected challenges, organisations all over the globe have had to adapt in order to survive and may have to continue adapting in the aftermath. This has reminded organisations that business agility and resilience are important in order to face future challenges with many knowing technologies can help build this but are unsure of how to go about it. This is where a technology partner can help.
Struggling to Understand Technology
There are numerous technology products on the market, many of which have similar functionality but how do you decipher which technology is best suited to your business needs? A technology partner can help flesh out your requirements and recommend the best fit technology for your business with services like business analysis.
Specific Skill Set Needed
Many organisations are currently struggling with IT skills shortages and with a talent war on the horizon, candidates with specific skill sets are coming harder to acquire. However, technology partners can help organisations get access to the right talent without having to go through the whole recruitment process.
While these challenges can be addressed with a business technology partnership it can also offer many more benefits to the client. Below we explore some of the top ones worth noting.
A technology project failure can pose a huge risk for an organisation in terms of costs, potential data loss and much more. This is more likely to happen when an organisation takes it upon itself to undergo a big technological change. Working with a trusted technology partner can help organisations avoid this by guiding them based on expertise, experience, and a proven project methodology.
Expand Your Technical Knowledge
Not every organisation will have a range of technical expertise in-house, but the right technology partner should work with you to complement and broaden your organisation's existing technology skills. Further, technology partners should keep organisations up to date with new and relevant technology solutions helping ensure that each technology purchase supports the organisation's long-term goals.
Improved IT Support
Many business technology partners offer support for the solutions they implement. Rather than burdening your own organisations IT team with support requests, work with your technology on a support agreement and allow your IT team to focus on their day-to-day tasks that add more business value. Often, support from your technology appointment can be more personalised and therefore more effective and quicker as they already understand how your organisation operates.
If you would like to learn more about how a business technology partnership could help your organisation build resilience and explore what digital technology can achieve for you, get in touch to speak to one of our specialists.