You are no doubt aware of SMART goals….let Ambit Solutions assist you in processing your facility’s actionable steps towards improvement, measurable outcomes, and ultimately, scalable success for the upgrade of your information technology platform! The SMART acronym stands for goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely (and other variations of the acronym). They are impactful in helping you evaluate how your information technology plant stacks up. Ambit VoIP/Integration specialists can assist you by providing a model to identify strengths, track progress and map out enhancements with your system. Specific Having a clear, specific outcome in mind is key to making a SMART goal. Making a specific goal means that you can narrow your focus — whether it’s an intercom retrofit or IP upgrade or any other synthesized integration of your facility’s many information technology needs. Ambit can assist you with getting a concise picture of exactly what you want to achieve and thus, what steps you should take to accomplish this goal. Measurable When you set goals, it’s important to ensure that you know what metrics you will use to evaluate whether and when you’ve met your goal since those objectives can be both quantitative or qualitative, not to mention, complicated. Ambit can assist you with identifying those measurable objectives unique to your system. Achievable It’s important to prioritize achievability when you set information technology goals. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t dream big, but a goal towards which you can take feasible steps will tell you more about the nature of your challenge, the way you run it, your patrons (staff, teachers, parents, students), and audience (BOE administrators), and the goal itself, rather than working towards something outside your capacity or budget. With Ambit’s assistance in defining achievable goals, you’re also enabling yourself to experiment with what works best for reaching this goal, based on your defined metrics. Relevant Relevancy, in the case of SMART technology goals, refers to the pertinent characteristics of your facility’s telephony and information technology plant. Relevant goals help you identify what you will do specifically to enhance your unique needs to satisfy the requirements of the school and district. Let Ambit assist you in compiling the data necessary to determine what’s relevant. Timely Having a timeframe for when you want to achieve your goal makes the process of planning and executing clearer and more organized. A deadline can be a powerful motivator, and it will help you and your team work together towards a clear finish line and better time management. Plus, working towards timely goals can give you insight into a certain time of year or the seasonality of your industry, which might inform future goals. Ambit will join your team and assist you in establishing the necessary timelines for achieving your facility’s technology goals. Summary: Actionable, achievable goals, which are relevant and timebound, with measurable outcomes, are crucial for thriving in this digital world that is becoming overwhelming and where all the data out there can just about drown you. Let the VoIP specialists at Ambit Solutions not only keep you afloat but have you skim-boarding in its wake. These SMART goals can lead to sustainable growth and innovation throughout the life of your facility’s information technology plant as well as your career development.