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5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Current IT

Get More Out of Your Investment in Technology

How do you know when you’ve reached the point where your organization needs more from IT? As your organization grows and business objectives shift, your IT strategy must change as well. Many organizations feel this growing pain on a daily basis, but aren’t able to figure out why. We commonly see five areas that begin to decline: quality and functionality of IT, vendor management, security posture, budget stability, and the growth plan. If decision makers let these things go unnoticed, they put their staff and technology at risk for compromise.

1. Quality is Declining

Experiencing outages more frequently? Constantly hearing employees complain? Watching the support ticket queue grow? It’s the worst feeling. You have the power to change that by partnering with a provider that supports your business objectives and delivers tried and true, scalable IT services.

2. Vendor Management is Overwhelming

When you engage with more vendors and your team doesn’t know how to handle that, vendor management quickly becomes a major area of vulnerability. It’s time to find an IT provider that understands what vendor management entails and does it well.

3. Security is Struggling

Does the thought of a security breach keep you up at night? This is the case for many IT leaders that don’t have confidence in their security posture or their team. A trusted IT provider can relieve that feeling by developing an enhanced strategy with security at the forefront.

4. Budget is Increasing

If surprise costs or fees have become a regular occurrence, it’s time to re-evaluate how your planning and strategy. IT doesn’t need to be over budget. An provider that’s invested in your success will give you predictable IT costs.

5. Growth is Forgotten

Do you have a plan in place to move your strategy forward? IT must scale alongside the rest of your organization. If growth and scalability aren’t a factor in your IT strategy, that needs to change.

Implement a Strategy that Scales

When your organization needs more from IT, it’s critical to find a solution that will enhance your staff and infrastructure. Partnering with a managed service provider is one way of ensuring quality of IT services, offloading vendor management, focusing on security, stabilizing the budget, and making a plan for growth.

Get more out of your investment in IT

Discovering the Technology Factors That Matter to Dermatology Professionals

This year, Dedicated IT was a first-time exhibitor at the 30th ADAM Annual Meeting in Boston, the leading industry meeting for dermatology professionals, created by practice administrators and managers. As the top managed service provider in the healthcare space, Dedicated IT wants to discover specific pain points about IT within the dermatology sector. The more we know, the more we can customize a dermatology-specific IT support model and improve IT operations.

Key Takeaways from ADAM

In our survey at the ADAM Annual Meeting, we found that the most important factors for technology, according to dermatology professionals, are speed and performance, security or security posture, and IT operations. These three factors outrank phone and collaboration, data protection, wired/wireless networking, compliance, and EMR or line of business applications. It comes as no surprise to find security among the top-of-mind factors, as dermatology practices must protect valuable PHI and face constant cyber threats.

Interestingly, IT operations ranked as one of the most important factors and the most problematic factors – showing that the daily maintenance of IT infrastructure is weighing on dermatology practices. Our survey results also show that phone and collaboration as well as data protection are other problematic technology factors within the dermatology space.

With the right strategy and partner, dermatology practices can use IT to strengthen their security posture and support imaging, communication, information transfers, and treatment technology. At Dedicated IT, you will receive managed IT services that your dermatology practice can depend on. Whether you outsource IT or have a full-time IT staff, our solutions can support and integrate with your existing IT operations.

Our events team will continue to collect data around IT pain points throughout the year, spanning several healthcare specialties. Will we see you at our next event? We hope so!