Getting the Most Out of a Technology Assessment


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“Technology Assessment” — What comes to mind when you hear this phrase? Confusion? Excitement? Fear of falling into a giant financial black hole? While these are all legitimate responses, there is an effective strategy for getting the most out of a technology assessment. This webinar will help you make sure your organization is on track to maximize the value of all key assets.

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Getting the Most Out of a Technology Assessment

  1. 1. Getting the Most Out of a Technology Assessment Adam Roth May 22, 2012A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  2. 2. Protecting and Preserving the Institutional Memories of Nonprofits Since 1993 (866) 598-0430 info@cjwconsulting.comA Service Of: Sponsored by:
  3. 3. Affordable collaborative data management in the cloud.A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  4. 4. Today’s Speaker Adam Roth President and CEO, StreamLink SoftwareAssisting with chat questions: Hosting:April Hunt, Nonprofit Webinars Cheri J Weissman, CJW Consulting & Services, Inc.A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  5. 5. Mission
  6. 6. Pre-Engagement 70%6
  7. 7. Minefield of DreamsCommon Missed Assumptions We need a specific brand, product, or system. Software and hardware tools should integrate. Implementing a technology solution is enormously expensive7
  8. 8. No More Assumptions – Follow the Plan Resources Identify Key Organizational Resources Strategy Link Resources to Mission Strategies Prioritize Identify the Top 5-10 Prioritize Technology8
  9. 9. Priority Mapping High Complexity Low Amount of Interaction High9 Low
  10. 10. Engagement 30%10
  11. 11. Integration Definition Single System – Single Data Structure Separate Systems – Full Integration Separate Systems – Export/Import11
  12. 12. 12  Single System – Single Data Structure  Separate Systems – Full Integration  Separate Systems – Export/ImportTurn the priority upside down
  13. 13. The 4 Questions to Avoid 1 Can’t we build this ourselves? 2 What do they use? 3 Can’t you just tell us what we need? 4 Don’t we need this on our servers?13
  14. 14. Reduce Cost – Increase Quality Have the priorities determined Build Integration from Bottom-up not Top Down Do not Get Hung-up on Specific Systems Don’t ask the 4 Questions14
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