During the Great Recession, a lot of companies stopped investing in their IT infrastructure. And that made sense, since there is no need for upgraded infrastructure if survival is your primary concern.
The problem is that some companies got out of the habit of investing in their IT infrastructure and it is now limiting their growth. Outdated and overburdened IT can reduce the productivity of your team and cause frustration for customers. That is why many companies can benefit from looking at growth focused IT investments.
Here are a few ways to ensure your IT infrastructure supports your growth:
Look at planned projects and identify what IT infrastructure is needed.
If you are planning to add new employees, work with your IT team to ensure your network can handle them.
Talk to your employees to identify where productivity is suffering, such as communications between different systems or slow machines.
Review your customer experience and identify where IT could improve the customer experience. In addition, you should look for potential problem areas that could result from growth (e.g. handling more customer service calls).
Strategic investments in IT can put your organization onto the path for faster growth.
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