How to Pick the Right Technology

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If I didn’t have spam filters in place, I would be inundated with e-mail messages about the latest technology tools, software and services. It’s bad enough as it is with phone calls and snail mail.

How about you?

Are you overwhelmed with tech information that will supposedly solve all of your business problems? Yes, there is a lot of new technology out there that can help your organization save time and money, but how do you know what to choose? With this in mind, here are…

3 Tips to Pick the Right Technology for Your Business

1. Stop and Think.

I love the latest upgrades, software, hardware, games, and gizmos as much as the next technology pro, but this is a time to let your brain lead you instead of your passion. When a new technology comes your way, take a moment before clicking on the “Buy” button. Ask yourself how this product or service will help your organization reach overall goals, if it works with your current set-up and if it’s really going to be cost-effective.

2. Do Your Due Diligence.

If you are considering a new, technology purchase, conduct research first. Look at all of the positives and negatives involved. What are the benefits? What will it take to incorporate this new technology into your current system? Are there competitive products out there that are better? What kind of customer reviews exist related to this technology?

You get the idea. By spending some time researching a new technology prior to purchase, you’ll make a much wiser decision and avoid wasting valuable resources.

3. Ask for a Test.

Whenever possible, ask for a test demo of the new product or service. This way, you can see if the technology is going to do what you want it to do for your organization.

Also, ask about a guarantee if something doesn’t work accordingly, the necessary training involved, what happens if you need ongoing customer service, and any other, pertinent questions. You want to be sure you have all the information you need to make a good decision.

Take Your Time with New Technology.

Yes, most technology becomes old the day you buy it, but don’t jump at purchasing the latest product or service because you think it will solve your current business problems or “everyone is using it” and you don’t want to miss out.

As a business professional, there are a lot of options out there when it comes to technology so it’s worth it to stop and think, conduct research and test potential products prior to purchase. Be patient and smart when you hear about the latest technological advancements. This way, you’ll buy the right products and services for your business that will actually help you increase sales and beat the competition (while saving time, money and hassles).

Robert LeCount is The Rich Dad Company’s Director of Information Technology. Based on Robert Kiyosaki’s best-selling book, “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” The Rich Dad Company uses innovative technology to offer a new way to think about money and investing. For more information and to increase your financial education, please write to Robert below or at

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