The fact that nearly any cloud technology solution can now be had with a few clicks and a credit card has complicated the issue of misdiagnosis. It’s like being able to purchase powerful medical interventions over the counter. Just because something is easily available doesn’t mean it’s the right option for you—especially because many solutions don’t interact well with one another. It’s still important to consult an expert about which cloud services
can address your needs most effectively and plot a coherent strategy for adoption.
Turning to a partner with a local presence in your region can provide personalized support and expertise, and build a suite of connected services for your unique requirements. They can prescribe a connected set of solutions, provide a vital outside perspective and help you anticipate issues before they arise—all while leveraging your previous investments. Many of these providers specialize in industry verticals such as retail, healthcare or law as well, which can make their insight even more valuable.
It’s often fairly obvious when you have an acute technology problem. Your computer is giving you a blue-screen error, you can’t connect to the Internet, etc. With technology, the challenge lies in finding the cause and fixing it. Unfortunately problems within your business processes can be much more nebulous and difficult to identify.
The only “error message” you might get is a dip in revenue or increase in costs, but tracing that back to the source isn’t easy. What’s more, you may have a number of outdated processes sapping productivity, which are surviving simply because it’s the way things have always been done. Bringing in an expert consultant
can help provide a fresh perspective on where the breakdown in your processes may be occurring.
Keep in mind, by transitioning technology or business processes to a third party, you also transition the responsibility for keeping them up and running. This effectively limits the possibility of misdiagnosis by reducing the variables your business needs to consider. Doing so also reduces the amount of time and internal resources you must dedicate to non-essential workflows or maintaining technology, allowing you to refocus them on growing your business.