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Have you lost control of technology?

Many companies and entrepreneurs have absolutely no track of anything when it comes to the technical aspects of the company operations, such as the website, computers and software. They have allowed themselves to become completely dependent on IT-support and stopped thinking that they need to have control of it themselves.

So how do you prevent this happening at your company?
• Request documentation of all technical projects that have been made for your company.. You need to have documents that allow you to hand over the task to another person who can directly understand how the system works and what you should and can do with it.

• When you ask someone to develop a website or software, you must communicate exactly what you want and how you want it to work. Don't assume that people can read your mind. If you can't tell them exactly what you want, the person you hired to do the job will most often present a vision that doesn't match your own. To avoid misunderstandings you need to communicate more during the project. Many of the errors are often attributed to the person who giving out the assignment.

• Make sure you have copies of all the files and that you make regular backups. This has become routine today. The easiest way is to transfer the files to a CD or a USB flash drive and store them in a safe place.

• Keep track of technical projects so you know what is happening all the time. Ignorance is not acceptable, but rather misconduct. Fear of technology shouldn't turn you into one of those who hope that others will take care of it. It's your responsibility!

1. Better night's sleep - no trolls in the forest.
2. You won't end up in the hands of someone else.
3. Your external supplier is more eager to make you happy.
4. You can spend your valuable time taking your business forward.

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Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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