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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

Welcome to my blog. My name is Helen. During the 10 years I have worked in offices, I have seen my bosses approach technology from a range of angles. In some cases, they optimised their team's relationship with technology, and as a result, there was less downtime, more creativity and a better overall use of tech. In other cases, the employers missed the mark a bit, and the business suffered. For example, they failed to train employees how to use certain aspects of technology. In this blog, I am going to explain positive and useful business approaches to technology. I want to write about training, optimising and understanding its role in your business. I may write some posts for individuals as well. I hope you like my blogs, and thanks for reading!

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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

Getting Ready for Onsite Software Installation: A 3-Step Guide

by Evelyn Foster

Are you planning to upgrade your software systems? Onsite installation tends to offer more benefits than offsite installation. For instance, reduced data security issues, high-level customisation, flexibility and employee training opportunities are a few advantages of onsite software installation.

However, like any other form of software installation, preparation is key during onsite software installation. It's essential to ready everything for the exercise to ensure it runs smoothly. Therefore, if you are a novice to onsite software installations, here are some preparation guidelines to help you.

Step 1: Schedule Your Installation Out Of Business Or Working Hours

Out-of-hours services will help you avoid downtime and allow ample time for troubleshooting and solving your software problems and concerns pre-and post-installation. Thankfully, many onsite software installation companies offer out-of-hours services. However, this isn't always a guarantee, so be sure to ask about this when looking for these services.

If you cannot find an onsite software installation company that can do the job out of business hours, you will need to plan for days off for your employees. However, it's worth noting that this may come with downtime and lost income, so it would be best to think carefully before going this route.

Step 2: Brief Your Employees And The Technician

Briefing your employees of an upcoming software installation project will also go a long way in making the process less of a hassle. Doing this will help them plan their tasks well to avoid significant downtime loss. You will also be able to get the necessary devices and details like passwords in good time for a seamless software installation process.

Informing the technician of your software installation needs is also critical. From the number of devices you have to the software you need, upgrades required, your business processes and systems, etc., all this information will help them prepare well for the exercise. It will also help them make the right recommendations.

Step 3: Collect Passwords

Password protection is virtually standard procedure in many office settings. Therefore, getting password information from your employees is equally important when you plan to install or upgrade your software systems. Doing this is important because you want your software installation technicians to have full access to all your computers and devices. Therefore, have your employees share their password information beforehand. Alternatively, you can request them to temporarily remove password protection from their computers and devices to allow easy access during software installation and prevent delays.

For more information on an install like an onsite Mac software install, contact a professional near you.