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While trying to install security software, firewalls, and wireless printers on your company’s network, you need to do as minor damage as possible. You also don’t want to waste time on a project that won’t succeed. Ensure you’re working with the right people and resources before installing new tech for your workplace. That will be the first step toward successfully implementing it in the real world.

Install new technology on the right people

When implementing a new piece of technology in the workplace, you need to know who will use it and how they will use it. That way, you can match your network’s capabilities to the specific needs of your coworkers. For instance, if you don’t have an IT (information technology) department or everyone in your IT department is busy working on another project, you might need to install the wireless printers with another team member, so they’re set up and ready as soon as possible.

Get the necessary resources and tools.

Before you go on a mission to install new technology in your workplace, make sure you have what you need. For instance, if you need to purchase new software or peripherals, check with the people in charge of budgeting first so they can help you figure out where to get the money and how much it will cost. If they don’t have any ideas, do some research yourself, but don’t spend too much time looking for monetary support before starting because that could delay your work.

Check to make sure your plan will work. Even if you have all the necessary people, time, and resources for a new project, it might still be too difficult to do on your own. If so, talk with coworkers and try to pair up with someone who has the experience and will help get the job done. Then go through a trial run of the process and see how long it takes using just one person. You can estimate how much time it will take to complete the project using two people instead of just one.

Install the new technology in stages

If there’s a lot of work and not enough time to do it, you’ll need to divide the project into manageable chunks so everyone can still get their other job done. Otherwise, you could try to do too much at once, which means more time spent on this particular project and less time available for other projects.

Encourage coworkers to use the new technology.

After purchasing, installing, and setting up a new piece of technology in your workplace, you need to encourage people to use it. You may have to explain how to use the tech a few times and give some demonstrations, but that should be enough for people to get the hang of it if you’ve done this correctly.