Getting the most out of technology

Getting the most out of technology As a professional you are in business because you have specific expertise. You have the commitment and drive to succeed, and keeping your practice successful requires all of your attention. However, you didn’t go into veterinary work to be an expert in emerging technologies. Managing technology can be a real distraction and pull energies …

Keeping everything up and running on a minimal IT budget

Keeping everything up and running on a minimal IT budget We talked in an earlier blog about how not benefiting from economies of scale can hurt a small practice’s abilities to take full advantage of technology. In addition to the cloud, another resource to get around these problems is the the outsourcing of certain tasks, including strategic technology planning to …

Hardware costs are barriers to growth and stability

Hardware costs are barriers to growth and stability Unless you are a Silicon Valley unicorn, small and medium size businesses and practices, especially newer ones, usually face serious limitations to accessing the funds to finance significant CapEx investments. This can be a particular problem with the IT hardware necessary for the growth of the practice as well as for backup …

How economies of scale make it hard for small practices to compete

How economies of scale make it hard for small practices to compete Small and start up operations suffer from the problem of “economies of scale,” making it hard for them to compete with larger firms. This is especially true in the area of IT infrastructure. Small practices need, but generally cannot afford, a completely robust 24/7 monitored, redundant infrastructure. As …