Most businesses would like to achieve IT efficiency, but it is often difficult to measure. Calculating efficiency gains is not a straight forward sum as it is dependent on the goals of your business. Examples include immediate bottom-line improvement, increased revenue or improved productivity.
Therefore one business may be focused on reducing costs to improve revenue, whereas others may focus more heavily on training their employees to use IT systems more efficiently. What IT efficiency means for each business will vary, so you must set out some basic expectations when looking at an efficiency drive.
Let’s take a look at our top 5 tips for improving IT efficiency. Some will be more relevant to your business than others, but it is a good starting point.
1. Focus on your business requirements, not the technology
From time to time, we can be distracted by the latest developments in technology. We often want to implement as soon as possible to gain from the suggested benefits. Caution is required here before you rush into the execution of the new ‘in thing’.
Always take it back to the businesses needs and goals. Is this technology necessary to achieve business goals, or will it be an aid?