One of the frustrations we experience is when we see clients doing things that could have been avoided with a little consultation in advance and with some pre planning. Since our role is helping clients to avoid issues with their critical business documents, when we see them facing problems we know could have been solved with some simple and early action, it is frustrating.
Here's five cases where a little upfront effort could have changed experiences.
Waiting too long to find a solution to a software failure
No network and data backup.
Paper record keeping.
Server hard drive failure.
- Is backup enough for your business?
Early consultation can help avoid issues
These are just five fairly common areas of document and IT system design which we have seen affect client situations. Inspite of planning and having some of the tools needed to deal with untoward situations they have found themselves affected. A little more pre planning and a small upfront investment could have saved a substantial amount of risk or cost down the road.
In each case earlier intervention might have saved time and money. More importantly it helps to reduce the risk associated with serious physical, technological or logistical catastrophy. Looking more critically at the solution which was deployed might have helped to avoid the problem. Using the resources of an independent outside partner could help identify places where risks were evident that the client had not considered. Such a partner is trained to see these kinds of issues and due to experience in a wide variety of operations they are more familiar with opportunities for prevention.