Technology and Your Business

I am regarded by most people that know me as being something of an expert on high technology issues.  While I appreciate their confidence in my ability, I believe that my real strength lies in my understanding of when a technology should be adopted and when it shouldn't.

Believe me when I tell you: "just because something is a higher technology, that doesn't mean that it is a better technology". Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't.

In the high pressure, vendor saturated world, that buyers live in, it is imperative that buyers understand what is the level of technology that is optimum for their particular environment. That is, what is the appropriate technology for their particular needs?

Here are some basic question that I would use to determine if a given technology is the appropriate one for a client.

Looking at the above list, the reader is forgiven for believing that I am against technological change. The reality is that I don't believe in change for the sake of change, I believe in technological change if and only if it will make a demonstrably positive difference for my client.

Copyright 1995 Dan Taylor. All rights reserved.

Written by Dan Taylor; an entrepreneur, industrial designer and technologist living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.