Many businesses, both large and small, are turning to managed services to streamline their operations, reduce costs, and enhance the overall value they provide to their customers. Managed services have become a complete game-changer, not only by saving businesses money but also by helping them build better businesses and get more value out of their IT. Let’s unpack how managed... Read More
- Published: 09 Jun 2023
Over time, your technology will start to deteriorate and grow less effective, placing a stopper on your maximum amount of productivity that was not there before. This can impact your organization in unexpected ways, and it can make downtime more of a probability. Let’s look at how you can tell when your technology is outdated and you need to invest in some new hardware.
Before we get into the details, we first want to acknowledge that implementing new technology can be difficult and expensive, and it can even impact the short-term productivity of your business while your company adjusts to the change. This added stress might almost seem counterproductive at times, but we assure you that the investment in new technology is well worth the short-term pains—pains that can easily be mitigated with the right resources in place.
How Do You Know It’s Time for an Upgrade?
If you’re unsure if you need to upgrade your technology, consider the following variables:
Your Systems Are Slower
One of the most noticeable signs that your technology needs some help is if it’s slowing down… a lot. It might take longer to boot up, and programs might take longer to respond or outright fail to load. Programs might take too long to install, and applications might start to consume astronomical amounts of disk space and bandwidth.
Your Business Experiences Large Periods of Downtime
Downtime is a business killer. It costs companies a lot of money, and when employees cannot access the tools they need to be successful, you can bet they will also feel discouraged. If technology is causing a lot of downtime for your business, do yourself a favor and move away from it in favor of more recent, better alternatives.
Your Business is, Quite Simply, Inefficient
Even systems that aren’t outright failing and are simply inefficient can be quite telling of the state of your infrastructure. If it takes longer than usual for people to communicate, get things done, or even perform average daily functions, then it might be time for a technology refresh.
You Can’t Upgrade or Use New Software Applications
Software requires updates to work as effectively as possible, and if your technology is simply unable to run any updates or newer versions of software, it’s indicative of the need for a technology refresh. This is especially true if you are using unsupported software—if so, what are you waiting for? It’s a security risk to continue using it in that way.
Your Customers Are Leaving for Greener Pastures
Perhaps the most telling sign of your business being behind the times is when your customers are leaving for your competitors. While it’s not the only reason, one might be that your technology systems just aren’t easy or efficient to use. If this is happening, your company should contact Compudata. Over 90% of surveyed customers say that they wouldn’t mind moving their business elsewhere because of poor technology.
Don’t Let Outdated Technology Hold You Back
Outdated technology practices don’t have to spell the end for your business, but they can symbolize a new beginning. To get started, contact Compudata at 855-405-8889 to learn more.