Implementing New Technologies in the WorkplaceBy malielfman
Change can be difficult, especially during a lingering recession. If you embrace it fearlessly, change can be the key to success. Dell Enterprise IT Management can help you introduce the cutting-edge technology you need to take your business to the next level.
Dividing a server utilizing virtualization can give small businesses capabilities once reserved for only the largest. Save energy by reducing hardware needs. Save money by getting more out of the hardware you already own. Cloud computing provides increased reliability and data storage along with instant accessibility anytime, anywhere, from any device – desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone. For companies with remote employees or outsourced service providers, embracing cloud technology allows for data sharing in real time. It also gives small businesses access to advanced security features that would be impossible with their current budgets.
Applying new technologies can build your business, but change can also cause nervousness in the workplace. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make the transition a painless one.
An Open Environment
Employees can be unsettled by new innovations or worried about diverging from familiar routines. Implementing new technology on a strictly need-to-know basis can lead to uncertainty, rumors – and resistance. It’s important for business owners to make their plans known to key managers and team leaders from the beginning. Ask for feedback and emphasize that new systems and procedures are not a reflection on past performance. Rather it is the path to a more successful future. Obviously you may not want to share all of the details of improved IT and security with everyone; walk a balanced path. Keeping the air clear about changes and emphasizing the time-saving qualities of upgrades will improve the likelihood that your employees will happily embrace new techniques.
It takes approximately four weeks to form a habit. When faced with new software or application upgrades, many employees complain that they attend a 2-hour meeting or webinar and then are cut loose, expected to perform while overwhelmed with new tasks and procedures. Dell’s technology consulting service can help. Not only can they walk you through your new systems and applications, they are with you every step of the way, explaining complicated processes in terms employees can understand. Cloud computing and virtualization actually reduce employee responsibilities, removing the need to update hardware and decreasing calls to internal IT support.
In today’s marketplace, business owners are grappling with new challenges. Your business might thrive with a cloud company or something of the like. Luckily, innovative technology is keeping pace. Dell Enterprise IT management is with you every step of the way on the path to a prosperous tomorrow.