Virtually every business would benefit from using more technology. Even if you don’t sell anything online, you can still improve processes, productivity and efficiency by going ‘digital’. Obviously, that means introducing digital skills into your business.Many businesses become nervous at the prospect because they imagine they will have to make a major investment in software and IT experts. Of course, if you are a ‘tech firm’, there is some truth in this.If you want to build your own in-house high-level technical team, you will either have to train people in the skills you need, or hire in people who already have the expertise you are looking for.
The first option is time consuming, and the second expensive.
Fortunately, for most ‘ordinary’ businesses, a far more practical approach is to make sure that the majority of employees are competent in the digital tools of the modern office environment – word processing, spreadsheets and email for example –and to outsource as much as possible to specialists who can handle the technical infrastructure issues.
When skill requirements are changing so fast this makes absolute sense.
Not only does this give you fast access to experts with current, high-level skills, but you also get to tap into their experience and knowledge, which is broader because they are working in the wider marketplace.
Consequently, many companies are putting much more effort into creating an internal team who rather than having the required technical skills themselves, are responsible instead for sourcing and managing the external contractors who do. Using cloud-based solutions makes this a perfectly viable solution.
This also overcomes the problem which many companies face in trying to find specialist digital talent in what is a highly competitive skills market.
By using our unique tool to calculate your Digital Index you can get a much clearer picture of what your digital priorities should be. After that, we can work with you to create a tailored strategy for making sure that the right digital skills are introduced into your business, at the right time and in the right way. If you would like to know more, just call one of our team.