Improve IT EfficienciesLittle is known to most people about the depths and dimensions of IT enough for it to expand, and become a business practice on its own.

Information Technology is always associated to computers, computer problems, and people who fix and resolve them. Little is known to most people about the depths and dimensions of IT enough for it to expand, and become a business practice on its own. It’s time to let go of the oversimplified notion of basic IT, after all, it has brought is several subordinate functions.

Here are four ways on how you can model IT with existing business models.

Educate employees in business

It’s important to never stop learning your craft. Information dynamically changes as time goes by so never neglect to educate your employees about recent developments, and hold trainings akin to business concepts. According to Bloomberg Business, many IT companies who have a disjunction with business needs have a hard time with recovery.  Aligning the IT aspect with what the business needs can boost efficiency up to 54%.

Refine Meetings

Meetings take up a lot of time that could be used for doing actual work. However, you can refine meetings to become more productive and time-conscious. Enough of the project updates, there are softwares available now to keep track of how the projects are faring. Instead, use meetings to delegate tasks, assign roles, and plan future projects.

You may also reduce the number of people called into meetings. Limit attendance to employees who are directly involved in the agenda and leave the others to do their work. Make sure that the department’s goals and objectives are in line with the company’s overall business design.

Vet IT partners

Sure there are a lot of convincing offers from IT service providers in the market today, there may even be great reviews and flawless advertising from everyone, but the real factor to consider is operational security and solvency provision. It is not wise to jump into a service contract out of convenience.

Digivie is one company that develops networking solutions that are custom tailored to meet your business needs. You can also opt for larger companies, but make sure to give it careful consideration as larger companies are ‘big fish’ targets for hackers looking to steal information.

Manage tasks and define goals clearly

Organization is important in any business. Adopt management programs so that employees can track progress in real-time. Not only will this save time, it will include the tasks that need to be delegated. No more unwieldy conversations that eventually funnels to progress reports. This will also give a visual landscape on the project and provide universal accountability.

The IT industry is constantly growing with forecasted growth of 5.6% in 2013 by the International Data Corporation. That puts worldwide spending at more or less $2.1 trillion. As the market grows more competitive, it’s not enough anymore to serve desk and networking solutions, but most importantly to practice an efficient business strategy.

Thinking about ways to improve the way your business uses business IT systems?  Consider contact Digivie.  We are your Ottawa IT support experts and here to make sure your technology systems are as efficient as possible.  Give us a call today at (613) 277-2312 or drop us an email at