- Do not invest in IS solutions until you can see that they will provide you with real benefits. They will require an investment of valuable time and money that you could perhaps use more effectively in other areas of your business.
- Installing IS systems often takes longer and costs more than originally estimated. You should have someone with IS skills available to help you get past the troubling points.
- Remember that it is usually a mistake to be one of the first to use a new technology. It can be risky, and it is even more important that you have access to personnel with strong IS skills.
At the same time, it can be a mistake to wait too long to gain business benefits from carefully chosen IS applications, particularly if your competition is taking advantage of IS for efficiency, effectiveness, and innovation.