Perhaps “good enough” isn’t really good enough.
Is holding off on updating your technology holding your business back?
What factors do you need to consider when holding on to outdated technology?
Impact on Productivity
So, your aging server crashed, again! Your employees are sitting at their desks waiting, all the while losing precious work hours.
System downtime directly correlates to time and money lost. Updated technology and support allow you to focus on your business – not the technology problems. An outdated network, PC or laptop not only slows your workers’ productivity, but a reliance on older hardware and software will also hinder new technology you want to incorporate into your workplace.
Productivity maximizes your company’s success, so how can you take full advantage of the technologies that support it? Would mobile devices help you respond to clients faster? Would cloud technologies give you access to the data you need for clients and internal staff while maintaining work flexibility? Cloud technologies allow you to work anywhere, managing your productivity inside and outside the office to achieve more.
Are you spending money on issues related to outdated software? Or equipment? Spend money where your business needs it, not on maintaining old and unproductive technology.
Outdated technology not only continually causes issue after issue, but the money it takes to fix a system which is four years or older nearly doubles, and occasionally triples in price.
Don’t lose sight of the largest cost to your business—a failed hard drive. Hard drive failures result in severe data loss, and data recovery attempts, if not done correctly, may cause further damage. If you do not have a backup system in place, you will definitely want to look at options and consider one.
According to Abacus Data Systems, 70-80 percent of the top ten malware infections detected by a company could have been avoided with updated technology.
The longer a system has been around, the more time hackers have had to learn where it is most vulnerable. With security risks ranked as the number one cause of danger for older technology, your business is just waiting for a negative security impact to occur.
There is a solution to this! 94 percent of small to midsized businesses gain security advantages when taking their applications and hardware to the cloud, making their business more stable, and secure. (Abacus 2015)
Take Advantage of the Benefits
The benefits of updating your old technology are significant. So, where does a technology partner like CoreTech come in?
We’ll manage your technology, saving you time and help you to gain the benefits mentioned above!
With our help, you will have a more reliable technology platform for your operations and the time to stay focused on your main business objectives.
We would enjoy visiting with you about your business! Contact us today to get started.