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Technology Planning for the Future

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Technology improves productivity! It also presents a unique challenge that businesses need to overcome. Providing solutions that won’t restrict the ability of workers to do their job properly and won’t keep the business owner up all night worrying about it.

Older technology strategies are outdated and may not have the appropriate compatibility or security to deal with your technology strategies and goals. The thought of new technology and the fact that as soon as you buy your technology, new technology is developed. So here are a couple of technology polices that will help your futures technologies ROI, making your environment beneficial for your company.

Set Your Technology and Infrastructure to Facilitate Growth
Many software vendors such as Microsoft are moving to a subscription base for Exchange, Office, and Dynamic CRM which is great for you as company. As your workforce changes you can just as easily change your license(s) counts.

 Let the Old Technology Go

Older technology is comfortable, you know how to use the technology and it still works. The issue is that outdated technology has flaws such as security and programming or working with new technology.  If your competitor is on newer technology and you are still user pencil and paper your client may question your ability to service them properly.

Manage Your Technology Infrastructure

Many companies go through growth spurts that leave them scrambling, sometimes wasting time, money and resources. A well-executed plan will help you managed and adjust your technology without dangerous or erroneous consequences.

 

Lifecycle of Microsoft

The following Microsoft products have reached the end of life, meaning there are no more service or security patches, support or updates, leaving your computer/server exposed. Microsoft breaks the end of life into two (2) categories: End of Mainstream Support and End of Extended Support. So what is the difference? Mainstream support—Microsoft will offer mainstream support for a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product's general availability. For example, if you buy a new version of Windows and five years later another version is released, you will still have two years of support left for the previous version. Extended support—Microsoft will offer extended support for a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product's general availability.

Microsoft Product

End of Mainstream Support

End of Extended Support

Windows XP

4/14/2009

4/8/2014

Windows Vista

4/10/2012

4/11/2017

Windows 7

1/13/2015

1/14/2020

Windows 8

1/9/2018

1/10/2023

Windows 10

10/13/2020

10/14/2025

Windows Server 2003

7/13/2010

7/14/2015

Windows Server 2008

1/13/2015

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2012

1/13/2018

1/14/2023

 

Failing to plan for the future can hurt productivity and revenues. Rest assured the staff at T.G. Consultant are able to help you figure out what you need, create plans, budget, and move you to your new technology. We take care of your technology so you can sleep at night.

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MSCRM

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is the systematic oversight and maintenance of consumer relationships, and the data, sales, and engagements that go a long with it. CRM systems and applicationshelp businesses easily organize and track customer information, all in one place.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM software, focusing mainly on Sales, Marketing and Service.

Microsoft Dynamics Marketing is an integrated marketing resource management solution for marketing operation, planning, execution, and analytics across all channels—email, digital, social, SMS, and traditional.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM online can be purchsed as a Professional Add-on.

Features:

  • Social listening and social media analytics
  • Workflows and approvals
  • Sales force and customer service automation
  • Unified Service Desk
  • Sales campaigns
  • Reports and personal dashboards
  • Integration via web services
  • Mobile access
  • Access to customizations and extensions

 

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