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Why Your Association Must Build a Technology Roadmap

Jordan Arnold

Posted by Jordan Arnold
October 13, 2015

It’s critical that associations, non-profit organizations and businesses, alike, proactively document and maintain a comprehensive, technology strategy, or as we like to call it, a technology roadmap.

With new desktop, mobilevirtual and BYOD integrations, technology has the potential to be one of the most important allies an organization could have. But, if you don't have a clear plan or strategy for the future, technology could actually become a barrier to your organization's growth.

Your technology roadmap must incorporate your:

  1. People
  2. Devices
  3. Applications
  4. Data

Read on to learn more about why it's so critical for your association to have a technology roadmap, how often you should update it, and why it must include each of the four components listed above.

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How to Build Your Association's Technology Road Map

Jordan Arnold

Posted by Jordan Arnold
August 4, 2015

In my last blog post, Why Your Association Should Build A Technology Road Map, I discussed four key aspects to consider before developing a technology plan for your association: people, devices, applications, and data

This article will go into greater detail on the actual process of building an ideal technology strategy that suits all of your association’s needs. When building a technology strategy, the best place to start is always with a comprehensive IT assessment — ideally one performed by an objective third party, such as a Managed Services Provider (MSP)

Read on for more info about:

  • Why this is so critical for your association
  • How and where to get started assessing your existing IT landscape
  • Necessary steps to take during the strategic planning process
  • Simple ideas for goals 
  • How to align assessment results with goals 
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How Non-Profits Can Lower Costs Through a Cooperative Purchasing Program

Robert Bruce

Posted by Robert Bruce
October 2, 2014

Let’s face it, we all like to save money. Some of my friends think I’m cheap. I like to think of myself as frugal. Whether it’s a discount on a dozen rib eyes at the big box shopping club, or a deal on a fleet of multifunction printers through cooperative purchasing, a dollar saved is a dollar earned. One way that nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and even some small businesses can save money on their capital expenses is through cooperative purchasing.

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