Wants and needs are quirky things, aren’t they? By definition, they are unique, not only to themselves but also to each and every individual person. What one person wants or needs will be very unlikely to be the same as another’s, not only that, what one person thinks they need when compared to what they want will also differ, it’s all about knowing the difference and, what they mean in terms of business;
The purpose of your business
Without a doubt, unless you are a very uniquely special, and extremely wealthy person, the chances are that the purpose of your business is to provide a service for the people. Whilst that is the primary purpose, it is equally important that your business sells something, be it a product, a service, or both, in order to generate enough income so that you can afford to keep the business operational.
However, that isn’t quite good enough because, without profit, similar in some ways to using managed IT services, a business will probably not grow, or be able to afford to further develop itself so that it can be even more beneficial to the people who use it. With that in mind, both incomes, and profit are needed for a business, without them, the business would likely fail.
Wants are very different altogether, which is often misunderstood, the outcome is usually wasted time and money which has a direct knock-on effect on the amount of income and profit the business can generate over any given period.
What do you want VS. what you need
In today’s world, nearly every business is influenced by, and need’s IT system’s and that need will continue to become even greater as time passes. There was a time when your business tech needs would have been much less than they are now, but things change on a constant basis. Tech just so happens to be one of those love to hate parts of life that require tweaking, almost constantly, in order for it to improve.
How do you know what your business needs, then in terms of tech? If you don’t know then the wise thing to do would be to speak with a firm of IT specialists, you’ll probably find that there are some really well-respected firms locally. They should be able to make valuable suggestions for you and your business, so that you make the most of your budget, and get the tech your business needs to move forward.
You don’t need this, but you’ll probably want it
The firm you choose to work with might say something like, spend what you afford now so that you don’t have to spend out again sooner than you’d like to. This kind of goes against wants and needs, but makes perfect business sense in terms of future-proofing.
For example, if you get machines that are more capable than you need, that’s actually a good thing because as tech advances, yours won’t become obsolete as quickly as if you’d have cheaped out and gone for something less than or, just as capable as what you need today.