Using Technology to GROW your business

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A few different ways to use technology to GROW your business. First and foremost, understand what type of technology you're focusing on.

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Using Technology to GROW your business

  1. Using ow r Technology to G Your Business
  2. Who am I?
  3. This will be EASY T? IGH R
  4. Technology Expectations ✓ Speed ✓ Accuracy ✓ Collaboration ✓ Standards ✓ Consolidation ✓ Connection c... et
  5. Reason #1 We don’t BUDGET properly!
  6. $1,500/employee in 1987
  7. $5,100/employee in 2004
  8. 2009? we’ll know soon
  9. Reason #2 Lack of Strategy
  10. Reason #3 We ask the WRONG questions?
  11. What could I do w/ NG RO W this technology? What can this HT? RIG technology do FOR ME?
  12. Reason #4 Endless Supply of Tools
  13. ✓ Not all IT is alike ✓ How do you manage this?
  14. 3 World of Technology nal rise ork ctio terp tw Fun Ne En Delivers Increased Helps Standardize Productivity & Collaboration & Monitor Work Optimization
  15. “This classification allows us to understand which technology we must invest in as well as what we should do to maximize returns.”
  16. Delivers al on ti Productivity & nc Fu Optimization
  17. Delivers al on Productivity & ti nc Fu Optimization ✓ Experimentation ✓ Increased Precision
  18. Example Tools FIT ✓ Microsoft Office ✓ PhotoShop • Open Office • Picnik • Zoho • Pixelmator • Google Docs • Aviary ✓ To-do Lists ✓ Analytics • TaDa List • Google Analytics • Things App • AWstats • Remember the Milk • Omniture
  19. Example Tools FIT OR
  20. Example Tools FIT OR
  21. externally nal ctio Fun
  22. rk wo Increased t Ne Community
  23. rk Increased o tw e Community N ✓ Facilitating Collaboration ✓ Allowing Opinion & Transparency ✓ Fostering emergence behaviors, social patterns, trends
  24. IT Example Tools N ✓ Wiki ✓ Twiddla.com ✓ BaseCamp ✓ Box.net ✓ Campfire ✓ Blogging ✓ Skype ✓ ZoHo ✓ IM • Meeting ✓ Twitter • Planner ✓ Facebook ✓ etc... ✓ LinkedIn ✓ Adobe Connect ✓ Email
  25. externally ork etw N
  26. ise pr Helps Standardize er nt E & Monitor Work
  27. se Helps Standardize ri rp te & Monitor Work En ✓ Redesigning business process ✓ Standardizing workflow ✓ Monitoring activities & events effectively
  28. Example Tools EIT ✓ CRM ✓ CMS ✓ POS • ZoHo • Highrise ✓ ERP • SugarCRM ✓ IntraNET • Salesforce ✓ Daylight ✓ Exchange (or Zimbra) ✓ etc... ✓ Harvest Time App
  29. externally rise terp En
  30. now that we know... nal rise ork ctio terp tw Fun Ne En Delivers Increased Helps Standardize Productivity & Collaboration & Monitor Work Optimization
  31. How do I manage this?
  32. Manage organizational change, not IT installation
  33. Selection Exploration Adoption
  34. The take Away focus on your business
  35. at the end of the day don't let technology choose you, choose the technology that will grow your business
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