There’s a good chance at least some of your employees are using out-of-date technology and it’s affecting your company’s productivity and profitability.
Often, cost concerns are the justification for trying to squeeze a few more years out of technology, but this approach can backfire. Here’s why:
The costs for support are often not considered in IT strategy discussions, but support for aging equipment can cost more than upgrading the equipment. There’s the cost for the actual support personnel (whether in-house or third-party), there’s the cost of downtime as problems ae being addressed, and there’s a cost associated with employee frustration with equipment that frequently does not perform at optimum levels.
Software is constantly being improved and updated, and at some point, the system requirements for the later versions may exceed the capabilities of older workstations. On the server side, sometimes OS and application upgrades are postponed because the older platform is not sufficient. The benefits of the newer technologies may very well justify the cost of the upgrade.
Cyber security is an ongoing concern, and while businesses may decide to postpone upgrades that could mitigate the risk, the cyber threats are constantly evolving and changing. Think of all of your trade secrets, client information and confidential company communications that are stored on your company’s computers. What would be the financial impact if this data fell into the wrong hands? There are cost-effective IT security procedures and solutions that are worth considering. These pay dividends in the long run – an incident isn’t worth the headache.
The technology landscape is constantly changing, so your business must fold technology improvements and upgrades into your strategic plans.
This can all begin with a strategic conversation with Clare Computer Solutions. We can discuss your business, assess your current environment and devise and implement a plan to ensure your business is getting the maximum benefit from your investment in IT. Contact us to get started!