We’ve been working with ambitious, growing businesses for over ten years now, and one of the things we’ve learned is that whether you’re a time-pressed entrepreneur, the director of an SME, or a busy IT manager, finding time to think strategically about technology is not easy when there’s so much day to day work to be done.
But if you don’t carve out space to think about your infrastructure, then there’s not much point in making plans for your business to grow, as your systems are likely let you down at the crucial moment. It might not be a catastrophic failure, but if your competitors are working more efficiently and productively than you, that can make all the difference.
Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, so based on our experience of working with businesses large and small, we’ve put together what we think are the five key priorities for any growing business. Of course every business is unique: but we hope these provide a useful starting point to focus your thinking.