Technology Deployment Solutions
When it comes to provision of various services, many people demand that organizations adapt and deploy new technology solutions. However, some companies or agencies fail to recognize the need for IT modernization. This is mainly because of the daunting process that comes with deploying new technologies.
Without a proper deployment strategy, new solutions may go pear-shaped. But organizations do not have to worry as implementing new technologies can be relatively painless and significantly rewarding by simply following the best practices and using reliable technology deployment solutions.
In the context of IT, to deploy means, “to spread out or arrange new technology strategically.” It encompasses all the processes involved in having new software or hardware such as installation, configuration, running, testing, and making necessary changes. The word ‘implementation’ can also be used when referring to the same thing.
How to Ensure Successful Technology Deployment
Before rolling out a new technology, here are some important things to consider to ensure that your deployment will be a success.
1. Identify Business Processes
Develop a precise process map with the help of a technology deployment solutions company. This will allow you to create a clearer picture of the user activities, integration points, as well as the automation needs of the system. Identifying the existing pain points of current processes is equally imperative to defining the new requirements for the proposed system. Defining your implementation process and identifying key resources will alert you of any pitfalls that could stall a deployment.
2. Include Key Stakeholders
Before deploying a technology, you must take the time to meet with end users, employees, managers, and stakeholders alike. Communicating openly with key stakeholders and assigning responsibilities to all participants in the early stages of a deployment make it easier to ensure the project is meeting everyone’s expectations. It also gives you insights that you may have missed and helps you understand multiple perspectives on the problem. This is beneficial as it lets you prepare for any possible hurdles or disappointed expectations when the solution launches.
3. Design Technology Plan
Examine the current technology stack your organization uses and determine its associated benefits, challenges, and costs. With this, set requirements for a new system based on the needs of departments, staff, and executives. Also, consider the release plans, change controls, data management, and future technology upgrades as part of the technology plan.
4. Risk Mitigation
It is vital to identify potential risks to any new deployment. With these in mind, make a mitigation plan should any issue arise. By preempting unexpected problems, you can increase the odds of success. Try to eliminate as much risk as you can, but understand that even the best technology cannot guarantee that it won’t have any issue. A proper response strategy can put everything back on track.
5. Test and Go Live
Before deploying the technology, use a sandbox environment to assess full system functionalities against your original requirements and business processes. Using a defect management system will help you identify valid user activities, production-like data, negative test cases, and load and performance test scenarios. This will help you avoid any interruption in productivity, eliminate missed sales, and avoid customer complaints about an malfunctioning system.
6. Analyze Results
To ensure total success of a new or upgraded system, you need to understand its operational benefits first. By creating control charts, you can evaluate the capabilities and processes of the new system against the original pain points and requirements in the deployment plan. This will then determine the system’s level of effectiveness.
7. Break/Fix Support
It’s no secret that technology systems can sometimes break after deployment – it’s inevitable. As such, having technology deployment solutions company with a vetted database of local resources will be useful. Doing your rollout with local resources can set you up for break/fix support, as well as moves/adds/changes.
Now, you get the best of both worlds – a local resource that is actively managed by your technology deployment solutions. This is good for your company as they are already familiar with your site and can rapidly implement local resource should issues occur. This will allow you to have a well-organized and established team ready to serve you quickly.
Ultimate Technical Solutions, Inc.
UTSI provides customers with reliable deployment solutions designed to minimize risks associated with transferring data and reduce migration wait times. With the help of our New Orleans-based tech team, we can relieve the stress of migrating servers, data, and applications as well as the implementation of new software. We will also evaluate your systems to ensure the success of your new technology deployment. Get in touch with us at (504) 215-8256 for more information.