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How objective is the system selection process in Small Businesses? Featured

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It is no brainer for anyone to guess that most small businesses are getting inclined towards technology solutions for their business needs. However, not often do these small businesses follow an objective process for selecting a technology system. As a general norm most of these small businesses try to save on the cost of purchasing a technology system and often purchase something that would come at the least cost.

We believe that any system selection process should have certain basic objectives. Instead of looking at the cost alone, we should be looking at the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for the next 3 to 5 years. From our experience we have seen that technology systems that have been purchased at a very low cost may not always suit the actual requirement in the long run and it would either lead to spending a lot more money in customizing these systems or purchasing another system all together. Either ways, in such cases the actual cost of purchasing the required technology system is much higher and further more, the opportunity cost of such decisions is very high.

At Directing IT, we involve ourselves in the system selection process right from the beginning i.e. from the stage of identifying and documenting the exact business requirement. We work with our clients to make the selection process objective with a long term vision in mind. We help determine the TCO and ROI for all technology decisions.

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