When making any decision, it is considered a best practice to gather as much information as possible to ensure the right choice is made – especially if it involves something you may be underprepared for. Many businesses face these kinds of issues when dealing with technology adoption. With the rate that innovation happens it is increasingly hard to stay on top of all the latest news, features and benefits of every gadget or program could be incorporated into workflow. Many IT decision-makers are turning toward IT consulting firms for a little help.
A case study of what can happen when this advice is ignored has become one of the biggest stories in the country. The National Football League is in the middle of lockout negotiations with the referees over a contract dispute. Because the NFL is a multi-billion dollar product, the league elected to start the season using replacement officials. Unfortunately, the refs that were brought in are highly under qualified to be handling games at this level, as they lack the experience.
This problem came to a head during a week three Monday Night Football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers. On the final play of the game, a hail mary to the end zone was incorrectly called a touchdown and the Seahawks were awarded a 14-12 win. Fans, players, coaches and commentators have been outraged and the integrity of the league has been called into question.
While fans in Chicago may have enjoyed seeing their rival Packers get the short end of the stick, this entire incident highlights the importance of relying on skilled professionals when it is called for. Technology decisions fall into this category and experienced providers like CTI Technology can act as the experts to make these choices easier.
Technology decisions fall into this category and experienced providers like CTI Technology can act as the experts to make these choices easier.