A Focused way to look
How has technology changed your business? How is
it perceived by your employees? How is it looked at
by your Executive Suite? Far too often, technology
is seen as evil. It's seen as a "Cost Center",
not a "Profit Center". It's going to "Take
my Job!" or it "Never Works!!". OAC's
aim and focus is to provide products and
services that will change peoples perceptions of IT.
Not an easy task, by any measure.
In order to accomplish this, we need to do several
things that, at first look, are quite contradictory...
- Make the technology
Many years ago, one of Office
Automation Consulting's founders owned
an office equipment dealership. Copier's were part
of the product line and servicing those copiers was
a major focus of the business. He was amazed to discover
that companies that made ten's of thousands of copies
a month, "percived" that the copier was
"Always broken" when they had fewer than
3 or 4 service calls in an entire year! The technology
"disappeared" until it wasn't working!
- Get management to
acknowledge the Technology.
A common thing we see in companies is that
management often sees technology as strictly a "Cost
Center" or expense that doesn't generate revenue.
These preceptions are starting to change but, we still
hear that a secretary who's "Just Typing"
doesn't need a faster machine or a larger monitor.
In many cases, we've seen companies where upper management
doesn't even use computers!
- Reassure and train
employees. People can be easily threatened
by technology they don't understand. We have a simple
answer for this one. Help them understand it! We have
done many, many seminars and in-house classes for
companies teaching their employees how to use the
tools being provided to them.
- Make it Reliable.
While it's exceedingly difficult, and costly,
to create a "5 Nines's" environment, making
the systems reliable, goes a long way towards instilling
employees confidence that their million dollar quote
isn't going to vanish in the "Ether".
All of this is quite doable and it won't take the
Department of Defence budget to make it happen.
Just planning, a commitment and our experience.
Together we can make it happen.
SOPHOS Anti-Virus products are now available through OAC. As one
of SOPHOS's few chosen partners in the Mid-Atlantic and Southwestern regions, Office Automation
Consulting can provide sales, installation, and most importantly, support
on the entire SOPHOS product line. In addition to the desktop Anti-Virus product,
there is also..
Mailmonitor for Exchange/Notes
Contact the Sales department for more information or to schedule
a demonstration and receive a quote on how SOPHOS can help secure your network
and save you money.