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By Akash Nangia

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Times have changed, drastically, and at great pace. With the advantage of revolutionary technology we are able to keep up succesfully. Technology is a wonder that is synonymous to convenience.

Everything from preparing an entirely new cuisine for the first time by watching it over YouTube, or preparing an itinerary through Google to even shopping for a new dress online - everything is technology driven nowadays. Innovation in modern tech has helped a lot in boosting enterprises to new heights.

Removing room for error and making the whole process faster and seamless is another benefit of introducing technology based management and operations into the organization. Creating quite a buzz is virtual reality or augmented reality, which has paved the way for innovation with tech enthusiasts getting creative.

However, every feature introduced into our ecosystem is quite like a hit or miss situation. While dozens of enterprisers have successfully implemented technology into their infrastructure and reaped considerable benefits from the same, it is still a botheration to effectually automate or semi-automate the procedure.

There are certain key features mandatory to successfully embrace technology.

1. Keep educating yourself -

It is absolutely necessary to keep gaining knowledge of the kind of innovations happening and how they might prove advantageous for your particular trade. Often, a certain service which amalgamates in a certain infrastructure with ease doesn't sit well with the other. It isn't obvious for all the departments in one organization to employ a particular software. Similarly, not all the organizations in one industry need to compulsively deploy certain tech. Keeping proper knowledge and remaining updated instead of following a rat race prevents unwanted expenditures and also any other issues at all.

2. Define Key Performance Indicators -

There needs to be a proper approach to accomplish anything. The correct one in terms of tech would be to understand the key areas that need the most push. It would be feasible to concentrate in those areas and deploy software's that help with increasing the performance. Also, it also helps in monitoring the growth of the entire organization systematically.

3. Start with small to achieve large -

Rome was not built in a day, how would your organization's profit be? It is always good to start with a small bite of anything. Stuffing software's without considering its actual need and usability proves to be detrimental to the hygiene of the organization and disrupts its body of work.

4. Keep infrastructure basic -

It is always a pain to build something and then break it to fit something new. The entire legwork can be shortened to a great extent, all with the help of keeping the entire infrastructure minimal and basic. That way new tech fits in better into the puzzle piece and its robustness also increases exponentially.

5. Go for free trials -

It is quite a basic step but still is overlooked quite often. A brand might be selling diamonds and won't be of any use to you if you require nothing but emeralds. Why waste your time in getting a tech which is flashy and new only to find that your requirement for it is next to nothing. Taking a free trial of the same evades situations such as mentioned and also enhances your understanding of it much more. Bargaining a better deal, finding a frugal substitute, even demanding customization becomes possible and easy once you have atleast used that software for a week within the organization.

Such key points are a great help for organizations medium and small everywhere in fulfilling their requirements of employing technology effectively and proactively. Let's keep these in mind while keeping it in mind that change is the only constant and an integral part of any ecosystem.

Akash Nangia

Co-founder, Techjockey & SISL Infotech Pvt Ltd

Akash Nangia, is the founder of Techjockey (www.techjockey.com) and ex-vice president of Zomato. TechJockey provides IT solutions and consulting services to SME’s through its e-commerce platform.

Akash did his graduation in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), one of India’s most prestigious colleges under Delhi University. Akash joined Ten Sports and later joined Zomato (needless to describe it now!), where he was one of the core member of founding team. He later became the Vice President, Sales and Media Alliances of Zomato and was rewarded by being welcomed into the company’s ‘Think Tank’. A reflection of his zeal, hard work and innovative mind.

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