What is Technical Management?
Businessdictionary.com describes it as:
Systematic efforts employed in the timely deployment of a process or system, and in balancing its cost, effectiveness, and supportability over its life cycle.
In other words, evaluating every step in your business processes to determine if modifying the process to adjust technology is cost effective, or as we have often found, modifying technology to adjust to your process.
Why is it important?
A quote from Bill Gates puts it in perspective:
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
There are two important messages here:
- Automation is being applied to the process, not the other way. Many times, companies get expensive solutions and self-impose a change in their process. Changing the way you operate for the sake of using a particular technology may cost you time and money.
- The process must be evaluated nevertheless. A thorough understanding of it allows you to make it efficient.
Why Use OS5?
We take the time to understand what is needed to have an efficient process for your particular needs. Sometimes, minor additions or adjustments to existing technology is the answer. Sometimes, a simpler technology set is more efficient, reduces cost of training personnel and limits errors.
We are a group of professionals that have dealt with complex issues from Biotech to Modeling & Simulations to Commercial Applications.