Outdated technology is costing your business

Outdated technology is costing your business

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For most businesses, technology is something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it helps you run your business and remain competitive. On the other hand, updating hardware and software requires ongoing investments in time and money.

Technology is evolving rapidly. Something that’s state-of-the-art today may be woefully obsolete in a year or so. Learning how to use new tools, especially when you’re comfortable with what you’re used to, can be time-consuming and frustrating. Plus, implementing a new infrastructure can be costly and has the potential for major business interruptions.

No wonder so many business owners hold onto outdated technology far longer than they should. But keeping around outdated technology can actually increase costs and decrease productivity.

You’re a smart business owner. And smart business owners are constantly looking for ways to conserve cash and cut costs.

But when it comes to technology and software, this is one area that shouldn’t be neglected.

Holding on to outdated technology can cost your business more than it saves.

Here’s why:

  1. You become more vulnerable to security threats

Cyber-crime is your business’s biggest threat. Ageing hardware and software are targeted by cyber criminals, compared to up-to-date software, because it is easier to attack.

If your business has ageing technology, the bottom line is that you are more vulnerable.

  1. Your business is less productive

Old devices run more slowly, freeze more often and require more maintenance, resulting in greater downtime.

Help your team be as efficient as possible, by providing them with technology they need to do a great job.

  1. More headaches for you

The more time you spend listening to your team moaning. Or the more time you spend trying to fix outdated PC’s and software, the less time you have to work on what really matters.

Remove the headache of bad technology, by ensuring your business has the technology it needs to run at full speed.

If you’d like to discuss renewing your outdated technology, or any other technology-related questions, and would like some advice, give us a call on 0345 319 4877 (local call rate). We’ll be happy to help you.

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