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Approach: Proactive vs Reactive

What measures are you taking to maintain the health of your technology solutions?  The method for most is to sit around until something fails and then take the necessary steps to fix it, often times resulting in hours or even days of lost productivity.  This is what we like to refer to as 'reactive panic' and try to avoid it at all costs.

Practicing 'proactive planning' rather than 'reactive panic' will not only save you money in the long run, but it will give you a piece of mind and ensure you are always on top of your technology needs.  Proactive planning is what ensures the solution implemented for you is not only the right one, but will also be there when you need it.  In order accomplish proactive planning, we have found that a sequence of steps has to be followed.

  1. The first step Five Technology takes is to send in a team of professionals to work with you to determine the status of your system now, and then determine where you would like it to be. What is important to you? Together, we will determine an end goal, or "Blue Sky" solution. With knowledge in your industry, and experience working with others in similar situations, Five can be an invaluable asset in this process.
  2. Once we have determined the ultimate goal, the next step is to layout a path to get there. How do we get from where you are now, to where you want to be? Several variables determine the optimal path to the end goal, including time, resources, budget, and most importantly dedication. There will be hills and valleys on the way, but with a team of professionals at your side you can always be confident that anything is attainable.
  3. Whether we have reached the finish line or are still on the way, we must constantly re-evaluate the situation to ensure we are still going in the right direction. New standards may have come along, or we might find that you have experienced a little growth along the way. Whatever the circumstances may be, Five Technology will pro-actively work with you to make sure you are always prepared for the future. 

Together we will practice "Proactive Planning" rather than "Reactive Panic" to make sure your technology solutions are compliant and where you want them to be.