Well if feedback from last month’s topic “Fear Uncertainty and Doubt” is anything to go by many of you are sick and tired of the IT industry using unnecessary jargon and tech talk when explaining services.
Many of you thanked us for explaining what to look for in an IT partner by using simple business common sense. As always if you need further advice just ask.
Wow December – you can lose track of time when having so much fun.
Given the time of year I thought you may find it interesting in reflecting back to see which topics have generated the most feedback over the past 12 months.
Firstly an interesting fact that continues to hold true is that even though we speak with companies ranging from 5 through to 500 people one of the most fascinating points is that ALL have similar IT related needs.
While it may not be the most exciting area within the business the IT system continues to be one of the most powerful business tools to enhance productivity gains and efficiencies.
The three hot topics which generated the most interest are:
Are you running Microsoft XP, 2003 SBS or 2003 Exchange? While many of you have already addressed this concern within your business equally there are those who have not.
There is no doubt the clock is ticking as Microsoft has made it clear that April is the cut-off date.
To sum up the main question raised – will this affect my business? The answer is clearly yes. If you have this level of equipment within the IT fleet your business will be exposed.
IT Support – One man band case study. It appears many of you have either outgrown the support capability of your current IT partner or the level of support has reduced impacting on your staff and business capabilities.
To sum up the main points – there were a number of examples where the failure to act due to the fear of change had resulted in expensive lessons learnt. The underlying consensus was to take action and do it now.
Email / Internet Outages case study. It was surprising how many of you could relate to this situation and have reluctantly accepted it as normal. Email and internet access are as common as speaking over the phone these days.
To sum up – dependency on IT communications is now standard business practice. To effectively safe guard your business against down time as much as possible just makes common sense.
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From all of us at Tech Precision thank you for your business and support over the years. We wish you a safe and merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014.
If you need any IT advice please contact Tech Precision. We’ll help you relax.
I will leave you with quote of the Month;
“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves. … Self-discipline with all of them came first.”
— Harry S. Truman,
33rd U.S. president