Efficacy of technology – can technology meet everyone’s needs?

Efficacy of technology – can technology meet everyone’s needs?

During a recent meeting with a prospective client, a CEO of a growing manufacturer in Connecticut, he described what he was looking for in technology in terms of efficacy.

Efficacy – the ability to produce a desired or intended result

I thought this was an interesting way to describe what he was looking for – efficacious technology. It leads to the question…what is your desired result? I think he chose this word, because this answer will be different for every single individual in an organization and is entirely dependent on their role. Yet, the request remains that technology be efficacious, or leading to results, for everyone. 

So, what are your desired results?

Each individual’s desired results will be quite different, but probably fall into similar categories:

  • the proper data I need to make a decision
  • quicker delivery of data so I can make faster decisions
  • easier to use or quicker systems so I can be more productive
  • more simple processes so I can be more efficient or save money
  • no downtime due to system failure
  • safe and secure systems so my important data and intellectual property isn’t lost or stolen

How can technology be efficacious for everyone – that is, how can it meet everyone’s desired results?

  • Create a strong and stable infrastructure
  • Provide secure systems, with antivirus protection, as well as backup and recovery systems – reducing downtime and protecting valuable information
  • Utilize one of the many new ways to collect, manipulate, and display data without needing physical data collection or manual manipulation of the data
  • Provide support and education to users so they can reach their goals using the technology at their fingertips

What does technological efficacy mean to you and your business? Can technology meet all the needs in your business? We’d like to help you find out.

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