Before your next tech purchase, use these three tips.
Years ago, my firm researched the current tech directions and strategies in play at the time and decided to buy what looked like a very promising technology platform. It meant our computer would cost a bit more than most, but the benefits looked promising.
The newer technology built into that very expensive computer, though, was never adopted by software companies.
The lesson we learned is helpful to churches: New and better technology, unless already being widely adopted, may never pay off. We didn’t feel terrible about having bought that system since it performed so well, but we spent a lot more than we needed to and ended up with only a marginal performance improvement that probably wasn’t worth the extra money spent.
In technology, there’s a term known as “bleeding edge,” which describes the newest and latest innovations that some individuals and organizations ...