New technology can enable success in your business. Here’s the essential info you need to know about EIL’s TECHNOLOGY ROLLOUT services!
New and emerging technology can make it easy to improve efficiency at your business and solve difficult problems. Whether you want to improve efficiency in your processes or productivity, rolling out new technology and encouraging people to use it can be trick. You should have the right team to support you through this journey.
What is a new technology rollout?
When you roll out a new piece of technology, you’re integrating it into your business processes. It can be a lot of work to do on your own or for your internal IT team. You want your rollout to be successful, with as many people making use of this new technology. A new technology rollout is the implementation of a new platform or piece of hardware solves a problem. It might also help improve something for your business. To make this work, you need support, planning and time. You also need a dedicated IT solutions team, which can provide all of this throughout your rollout.
Technology rollouts across industries
A business in any industry may have a requirement to deploy a new network or roll out a new piece of technology. Restaurants, retail stores, hotel chains, banks and many other types of businesses may have a need that requires a new technology rollout. Rollouts can involve deploying new point-of-sale terminals (POS), wireless local networks (WLAN), ATMs and more.
Some of these rollouts can require additional, new network cabling to support the new equipment. If you’re rolling out the new technology at a larger scale, having enough support from your IT infrastructure is important. In the case of large-scale rollouts, it’s even more important to have your boots on the ground, to help with deployment.
Nationwide technology rollouts
If you own multiple business locations across the country, then a technology rollout is a significant undertaking. You could have multiple sites that require additional cabling, changes to existing infrastructures, or something else that requires modification, to support your new technology. In cases like these, an IT service provider has the capabilities as a technology deployment company, to send IT rollout engineers to your business locations. They help facilitate the rollout and deployment.
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How does it work?
A successful technology rollout for any business relies on buy-in and user adoption. You need your team to buy into, using the new technology once it’s deployed. This is the same for any new processes you come up with as part of the rollout. To make sure this happens, you need to have a few things: the technology you want to roll out, a plan and a support team.
You can’t have a technology rollout without technology. When you’re faced with problems in improving efficiency, decreasing system downtime or coordinating staff, an overhaul of your technology systems can help a lot. There are a number of technologies out there, which you can integrate into your business. From virtual reality to the Internet of Things and wireless conference rooms, you have your pick of new and emerging technologies to choose from. Depending the nature of your problem, the technology you deploy may have to be integrated into what you’re already using. Your data may have to be migrated from the old system to a new one. You may also have to deploy this technology at multiple locations if you have it. These are all things you should take into account when you choose your new technological solution.
Once you have your technological solution selected, you need a plan. Your project rollout plan will be your go-to planning document for the rollout. If you and your internal team are handling the rollout from start to finish, then your plan should encompass the entire timeline. A project rollout plan should have your goals listed, as well as a timeline of how you’ll prepare and deploy the technology. If you’re delegating tasks to particular team members, then their deadlines for completing the tasks added with the resources they might need, should also be accounted for. The rollout plan isn’t just project management. It’s a blueprint for a successful rollout.
If your rollout is too large for your internal team, or if you have many business locations in different areas, an IT solutions team can facilitate the rollout by itself. A reputable and an organized team can install any infrastructure you need. They can also help set up the hardware and maintain the network and infrastructure after the deployment. As part of their support, the team can also put together a rollout plan with you and your internal team. They can come up with a timeline for the rollout. With their resources, a third-party support team can make the entire process much easier.