Are you starting the New Year with Old Technology?
As a business owner sometimes it becomes a hard task to determine when it is time to migrate or completely change your technology. However, it is beneficial to replace your outdated technology as much as possible. In fact, it’s one of the main ways of improving the quality of the services that you offer. One of the major things to recognise is that your company can quickly grow and therefore it’s necessary for your IT department to direct funds and effort into the purchase of new systems as often as possible.
In case you’re still on the fence of whether it’s time to upgrade or not, take a look and see if you have any of the following signs that indicate it’s time to do an upgrade.
1. Too much downtime
If your systems are taking too long to respond, it is time you made a new leap. Such slow response may be due to low Internet connectivity and the servers becoming faulty, or rather the software may be dragging you behind when it comes to using them. The frustration associated with such inconveniences is too much and sometimes will demotivate your workers and customers too.
2. Fixes don’t last long
The older technology gets, the more support it will need. That means paying more and more for support to come in and get it running again, the returns on which will quickly diminish.
3. When productivity is going downhill
Old systems are likely to generate less output and low-quality services in comparison to new versions. The less the productivity, the more you customers are likely to opt for companies with a more sophisticated system where they will be served faster.
4. It’s slowing you down
You may be noticing that your competitors have far surpassed your capabilities and are able to provide clients with features and products that you are unable to offer. If you are finding it hard to keep up with your competitors, it might be time to consider how new technology can enhance the work you do.
5. The company is changing direction
If you’ve decided to take your business in a new direction, don’t forget to evaluate your technology, too. You might consider making the company more tech-savvy with new smartphones, laptops, and tablets, or setting up new online systems. Whatever direction you’re aiming for, technology can help you get there. Based on what you’re looking to accomplish, you’ll have to decide if you want to upgrade your current technology or even purchase entirely new equipment.
With an evolving business comes expanding technological needs. If your business is sending you any of these signs that it’s time to update your technology, our team of experts are ready to help with support and guidance to get you and your technology where they need to be. Get in touch on 020 4599 1365