For most SMBs, technology implementation is still an uphill battle. This is mainly due to lack of resources. Typically, those resources fall into three categories:
People – For many small and medium-sized organizations, maintaining a dedicated, full-time IT department is simply too expensive and inefficient. In other words, it doesn’t make sense! As a result, the company may not even have enough manpower to commit to figuring out new technology solutions. Furthermore, they won’t have the resources to integrate new ideas into existing systems and maintain those solutions. Finally, they are unable to train other employees, etc.
Time – Buying cycles can be quite lengthy, and while a company is making big decisions, they still have to work. In this way, many departments become inefficient. Furthermore, they suffer from a lack of productivity as technology purchasing decisions drag on for months at a time.
Money – Obviously, there’s equipment and software to buy. Then, there’s the training time, which takes employees away from core business functions. As technology evolves, the monetization of that technology has grown increasingly complex, requiring considerable investment and knowledge.