Technology Assessments are a systematic attempt to foresee the consequences in all spheres when you are thinking about introducing a particular technology. It is no longer enough for a company to catch up with a particular technology, it must also be in a position to continually build from it. It is critical that the technology assessment follow an understanding of the business vision, goals and processes. Additionally, it should not only look at solving today’s problems but also consciously aim to lay the foundation for the future course of its technologies.
Technology Assessments are not limited to IT. We have completed Technology Assessments for IT development efforts within Engineering, Manufacturing, Services and Finance divisions of major clients.
There are many work items that go into a full Technical Assessment, but to keep it at a high level we will discuss two major dimensions within the process. The first of these is the characterization of a technology’s economic aspects that demonstrate its influence on business success. Some criteria we might consider would be:
Senior executives and management have started to demand an understanding of how business technology can improve operations, enhance a manager’s decision-making, and place the organization in a strong position to compete. Technology Assessments do this, and even much more!