As with other important aspects of your business, you need to create a master plan for your technology purchases just as you would draw up a business plan, a budget, or a marketing plan.
Start by determining your company’s needs. Look at what problems need to be solved and how technology can help. Design a plan that 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.
Finally, 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.