10 Questions to Ask Yourself
What are our current technological needs and how are those likely
to change in the future as we execute our business plan?
Are we compliant with legislation governing information technology
and security in our industry?
How much are we currently spending on technology and data security?
How does that compare with our monthly spending on coffee?
What is the cost to our company if our network is down for One Hour?
Two Hours? Two Days?
What is the ROI for our investment in technology? (Yes - Information
Technology can and SHOULD generate returns!)
Are we less effective than we could be because we have not kept
up with technology advances?
Security, privacy and continuity. At the end of the day, who is
responsible for our firm's data? Are we absolutely certain our data
is protected from hackers and viruses?
What should be outsourced and why?
Is labor a fixed or variable cost? If you outsource a function,
what do you do with the people who were previously performing that
function? Can they be more productive elsewhere?
What are the top three risks or obstacles to achieving our goals?