It's that time again folks. If you're not already immersed in your 2010 strategic plan, it's still not too late to get started or to integrate a few overlooked elements.
Incidentally, The Gilman Company is offering a unique complimentary 2010 strategic plan to a limited number of companies who qualify. If you would like to learn more about a complimentary 2010 strategic plan for your company, please feel free to contact me.
If your fundamental approach to technology isn't in the strategic plan mix, well, it's just not done yet. Whether your a small service company or a large developer, technology in your strategic plan is a great way to sort out substantial cost savings, open new market segments or expand marketing in a cost effective way. Here, you can build on current technology resources or enhance them, close the doors on outdated and inefficient resources or earmark some budget dollars to develop a new approach.
Staff is a critical element of an effective technology plan. It could be training or talent acquisition. When you're looking at staff in terms of technology, a good balance of non-human technology resources and human resources is important if you want to leverage technology in the most effect way for your organization. There's little point in hiring a hot shot programmer if your software or hardware properties aren't up to par.