5 Tips on Technology Planning

Learn the best methods for technology planning by using these five tips brought to you by SCORE Mentors.


  • Create a master plan for technology, just as you would draw up a business plan, a budget or a marketing plan.

  • Design the plan so that it supports your business strategy and goals. Use it to guide technology buying decisions.

  • Think of technology purchases as investments, not costs. And, remember, when you have an overall plan, your company avoids wasting money on unnecessary purchases or quick fixes.

  • Start by determining your company’s needs. Look at what problems need to be solved and how technology can help.

  • Get expert help to guide you. Check your Yellow Pages under “Computers-System Designers & Consultants,” or ask your local chamber of commerce. As always, get references.

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