By Mike Kirby on 11/26/18 6:00 AM
When it comes to choices, more isn’t always better. Too many choices can be overwhelming and sometimes avoiding a choice seems like a better option than making the wrong decision and regretting it.
With technology, the wrong decision can bring more than regret. It can also cause unnecessary frustration and cost you financially for many years. At GENCOMM we call that the “10-Year Mistake.” However, avoiding an important decision about technology can hurt your business just as much as making a wrong decision.
So how do you choose between the thousands of possible technology options and make the right decision the first time? Here are some tips to help you feel less overwhelmed by the immense amount of technology options out there:
- Talk to the users. Employees who use the technology in their day-to-day work will have a better idea of technology problems your company may face. They will know the holes in the system and what can be improved on.
- Know what you want to accomplish. Do you want technology that keeps up with your fast-paced culture? Are you sick of technology in your conference room not working? Do you need technology that helps employees communicate? Do you want support for your changing technology needs? Understanding what you want to accomplish can make remove frustration and save you time and money.
- Make a list of criteria. This will ensure you get everything you want and don’t take shortcuts to a faster or easier solution that is less effective in the long run.
- Choose a partner. Don’t just choose a product—choose a partner with expert engineers on staff to help you throughout the entire process. If you know what you want, AV technologists can help you get there. Having a system custom-designed for your company will make sure you end up satisfied. Wouldn’t it be nice not to second-guess your decisions?
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