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Technology Is Not a Checklist

Most organizations view technology as a checklist.

  • Computers? Check
  • Email system? Check
  • Printers? Check
  • Phones? Check

Many of these purchasing decisions are made as if all of the options are more or less equal and so they’re based on familiarity, convenience, and price. This is a very expensive approach, when viewed from an ROI perspective.

What is one minute per day worth?

We use five year planning cycles when helping our customers budget for IT purchases and expenses. For an employee who is paid $20 per hour and works 50 weeks per year, one minute per day costs $416.67 in wages alone over five years.  Based on informal surveys of customer workers during onboarding processes, most organizations lose $5,000 to $25,000 (12 to 60 minutes lost per day) worth of productivity in base wages alone per employee over a five year period.

We all know that the value lost to the organization is much higher than just the base wages, but how much more isn’t worth arguing about. We’ve expanded on this topic in our blog post One Minute Per Day.

Does your technology differentiate you?

Does your technology allow you to serve your customers better than your competition? Easier order processing? Instant status updates? Automated invoicing and electronic payment options? Convenient and secure information transfer?

Or are you just the same as everyone else?

At BrilliantRoot, we want to help your organization stand out from the crowd – without spending a fortune in the process. After all, the more we help you grow, the more services you’ll need from us and more friends  you’ll refer us to. Everybody wins.

Is your organization even covering the basics?

In an age where any organization can be attacked from anywhere in the world, it is critical that every organization cover their routine maintenance and have a thorough business continuity plan designed and in-place. Shockingly, even many large companies are terrible at this. Most of the criminal hacker disasters you read about in the press aren’t the result of some Mission Impossible-style evil genius hacker attack. It’s almost always just a small group of mid-level cyberthugs who purchased some hacking tools on the dark web and took advantage of a computer or two that were a few months behind on their patches. That’s all it takes.Unfortunately, many organizations’ checklists don’t cover all of the basics – things like patching, backups, and archiving.

BriliantRoot believes that high-quality and high-security IT begins with being brilliant at the basics. We will design a maintenance plan that makes sense for your needs, help you implement it, and make sure that it is followed.