When is it time to update your technology? Has the question got you thinking about when you last upgraded your technology?

People do seem to fall into two categories – those who are perpetually looking for the latest innovations and those who use what they have until it isn’t working properly, or when it breaks down completely. Technology is advancing even while you are reading this and it would be impossible to keep renewing your systems.

However, there will come a time when the technology you have doesn’t do what you want it to and becomes outdated. It is no longer ‘fit for purpose’. Hardware can fail and processes become inefficient. So how do you know that it’s time to update your technology? In this article from Relativity, the business technology specialists helping clients globally from their base in East Sussex, we look at the top nine signs that your systems need replacing.

Signs that it’s time to upgrade and update your technology

  1. The device is no longer supported by the manufacturer
  2. Performance is slowing down and/or crashing
  3. Employees are frustrated
  4. Reduced productivity as technology is holding employees back
  5. Your IT does not support you being agile
  6. More vulnerability to a cyber attack
  7. Your hardware doesn’t support software upgrades
  8. Your business is growing in terms of scale of operations
  9. Operating costs are escalating

Frustrated employees will be less productive

If your systems no longer get security updates, it is time to replace them, as you are more vulnerable to being hacked. If your systems are taking too long to respond, it will lead to more downtime, employees getting frustrated which will ultimately demotivate them leading to lower productivity. Systems need to be compatible throughout the whole workforce so that there is harmony between the different departments.

What will updating your technology bring?

  • Improved security
  • Enable growth and better performance
  • Increased productivity
  • Enable effective marketing
  • Improved customer service
  • Reduction in running costs
  • Utilisation of mobile technologies

How can Relativity help you update your technology?

Ever-changing technology does create opportunities, but it does present challenges for businesses of all sizes. In order to work effectively, businesses must be smart with their investments into technologies. It’s important to adopt the right solutions for the specific challenges and needs of your business. Updates to technology can massively benefit your business, but there is a cost involved. Get in touch with the experts at Relativity and we will be able to advise you on the most suitable technology for your business so that you get the maximum return on your investment. Call us on 01825 280123 or email info@relativity.co.uk for more information.

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