Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Robotics, Automation are technologies that used to be the stuff of science fiction. Now they are rapidly becoming part of the mainstream business landscape. Using or ignoring new disruptive technologies can determine the death or survival of your business in an ever-changing market. And unfortunately, there is no single silver bullet. However, there are principles that you need to keep top of mind when navigating technological disruption.

Principle #1 You Need to Free Up Time and Focus

It starts with visualizing how your company can benefit from technological disruption. To understand enough of new technologies, you need research. And conducting and assimilating research takes time. Strategizing how to use those benefits takes additional time in the form of meetings, proof of concept trials, trend and data analysis, et cetera.

Once you’ve completed your analysis and strategizing, time needs to be dedicated to preparation. You may need to prepare your infrastructure. That process may include an audit and inventory of your technology and processes.

The actual adoption doesn’t happen overnight. Implementing new technology may take months or more. It is critical that no one rushes this part of the process. Successful implementation should be measured and methodical to ensure project success.

Then, there’s also the matter of preparing your employees. Time spent on communication to mentally prepare your team for change is necessary for successful adoption of disruptive technologies. Training  your team ensures that everyone has the skills to use technologies such as data visualization tools to leverage big data.

Principle #2 You Can’t Neglect Daily Operations & Maintenance

As illustrated above, using technology disruption to improve your business takes up a significant investment in time and resources. At the same time, you still have to keep up on your daily responsibilities keep your business moving in the here and now.

Maintaining the technology you have now to enable your employees working is just as crucial as innovation. Routine maintenance such as regular monitoring prevents costly downtime. Updates help bolster your system’s security.

In other words, companies preparing for the future require that they carve out time and resources to adapt technology disruption, yes. However, innovation necessitates that time and resources be dedicated to daily operations and maintenance as well.

Principle #3 Get Help When You Need it

Juggling these two mandates in the face of technological disruption can easily overload your resources. On top of that, if you’re not already an expert in new technology, it takes time to become deeply informed and achieve a high level of expertise.

Seeking outside help can help fill in the knowledge gap regarding the disruptive technology that you’re wanting to adopt. Also, outsourcing your IT maintenance tasks frees up your management’s and employee’s time to spend more time to dedicate to strategizing and implementing disruptive technologies.

About Global Managed Services

Global Managed Services through HSO helps with your Dynamics and Azure support to help you navigate technological disruption in the following ways:

  • 24/7/365 Support

Focus on innovation without the burden of providing reactive support internally.  Global Managed Services handles incident management to answer your everyday questions and get you back up and running quickly.

  • Change Management

Keep a better grip on changes. We help you prepare for standard and non-standard changes to your technology. Navigate technology disruption more easily with a helping hand.

  • Monitoring

Use your resources to invest in leveraging new business models instead of recovering from costly downtime.  Minimize downtime with Global Managed Services’ technical monitoring services, so we can prevent glitches.

This is only a sampling of Global Managed Services’ full capability. Learn more about Global Managed Services to learn how we can help you navigate technology disruption. Schedule a free one-day assessment today.