No matter what industry your business falls into, the fact is that you’re reliant on technology. As such, it’s incredibly important that your tech is working and up-to-date. Regardless of your experience with technology, how do you know when it’s reached the end of its useful life? To the untrained eye, a slow computer could seem like a finicky machine, but in reality, technology ages in the same way many things do. Older models don’t work as efficiently and can make simple, daily tasks harder than they have to be.
What causes tech to slow down?
Electronics typically have a life span of 5 years and are slowed down as a result of:
- Software updates that aren’t compatible with older machines.
- A lack of RAM or hard disk space.
- Unnecessary software, viruses, or malware.
Can spending money upgrading technology save you money?
In the long run, yes! Rather than pay an employee to complete less work on an aging piece of IT equipment, investing in new technology that can complete more work in less time will save you time and eventually allow you to bring in more profits.
Hesitant to replace your aging technology? Consider this – more intrinsic value is wasted in the form of your employee’s time waiting for their computer software to work. Find out if your tech needs an upgrade with help from a professional IT services company.
Does all old tech have to be upgraded?
To keep your business running optimally and avoid problems caused by aging IT equipment, create a technology replacement strategy. When a higher level employee’s technology becomes too slow for them to complete their work, pass their computer down to someone doing more basic work. Allocate funds to purchase backup technology to ensure the people who need newer technology to do their job have it.
If you budget for a replacement strategy, you can avoid having to deal with a crisis in the future. Every year, Total Technology Resources provides an audit of a business’ technology. We’ll let you know what computers need to be replaced, as well as the ones that you can get by with for a few more years.
For more information on creating a replacement strategy, contact Total Technology Resources today.