What we at KinTech love about new technology is how it can improve your business. Faster systems, cloud computing, and the latest industry software can increase your day-to-day operations and productivity. And that can increase your company’s overall profit. Making the transition to new technology is an important step in evolving a business. So how do you know when it is time to make that transition?
Knowing when to upgrade your business technology is extremely valuable information for today’s small business owners. It allows them to forecast their budget, stay on top of the latest software and tech trends, and keep their employees happy and productive.
Here are 4 signs it might be time for a technology upgrade:
Outdated technology is affecting productivity.
Trust us when we say, nothing is worse than slow and problematic technology. If you and your team are constantly running into problems with your software or your business operations slow to a halt as you wait for your systems to load, it might be time for an upgrade. Some business owners put off upgrading their technology if it seems like too high of a cost, but your productivity will suffer if you persist with outdated technology. Loss of employee production speed, more IT labor spent and of course hardware failure are all reasons why waiting to replace outdated equipment may not be the wisest choice.
Your technology’s security is at risk.
Cyber attacks that infiltrate into your network are always a concern. Sticking with outdated technology could leave you more exposed to advanced cyber threats. New and innovative technology brings more security and stability to your environment. Even taking steps to improve your cyber security software can help you avoid a threat to your business’s data and information. Keeping your technology up to date helps ensure you have the tools to handle the latest cyber attacks. Do not let old, vulnerable systems leave you open to financial damage.
Your team needs to work remotely.
As many businesses shift to remote work, the need for the latest technology and software has become more crucial to business operations. Whether your team needs technology such as laptops and tablets to get the job done remotely, or you need better systems that can handle cloud computing across your network, upgrading to the latest technology affords you the opportunity to handle a transition to remote work.
Your business is growing.
Upgrading your technology does not always have to be reactionary. In situations where you are planning growth within your company, upgrading to the latest technology allows you to better scale your business. If you are bringing on new employees or even more business, outdated technology may not be up to the task. Your technology should grow as your business grows. Improving your technology allows for a smoother transition as you continue to scale your business.
Technology is supposed to be your friend, not your enemy. You should not feel frustrated or concerned with out-of-date or end-of-life technology in your business. That is exactly why KinTechnology can help manage the lifecycle of your technology. Our lifecycle management services can provide you with expert IT advice that gets the most out of the systems you have. We will of course even help you with the upgrades you need, when you need them, and help make sure you don’t overpay.