How Do You Know If Your IT Systems Are Due For An Upgrade?

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Some tech problems are difficult to spot as they can bubble under the surface without getting noticed until it is too late. While other problems hit you in the face, and usually at the worst possible time.

When it comes to your business’s IT, you need to keep an eye out for each of these, as things can get nasty if you don’t stay on top of things.

Keeping your IT updated is a good start, but it is not enough on its own. How do you know what to look out for? Here are some of  the main culprits.

The slow computer

Slow computers are a big one, and they are quite tricky to spot because they gradually slow down over time. The users gradually adjust to degrading levels of performance without necessarily being aware that it is happening.

The same is true for software. As staff get used to using slow and buggy tools, the issues gets normalized and the issues become accepted as part of their daily life.

It’s always worth fixing slow devices and applications. Speeding them up will let your staff be more productive and will give staff morale a boost.

Out-of-date IT

Another thing that can be difficult to spot is when the devices warranty will run out.

On top of official warranties that protects your hardware in case of fault or failure their is also the timeline for how long vendors will continue to offer driver updates. Pushing this to the edge can significantly impact your devices features, compatibility and security.

Your customers don’t have much patience for slow or clunky processes. It can be difficult to  measure how much business you lose on the back of this, thus frequently auditing your systems is key to avoiding missed opportunities.

Older IT that can’t be scaled easily

If your IT systems are not scalable, there is a real risk that your business will need to start turning down work because you are not able to handle swings in demand.

It is worth bearing in mind that there is a far greater chance of experiencing big changes in behaviour in 2021 due to the pandemic.

Also, if you are running out-of-date systems, you are living with the risk that you won’t be able to quickly adopt to new ways of working.

If you are located in Adelaide or surrounding areas of South Australia and are in need an audit of your systems, please contact us. We can provide a review of your current infrastructure and how to best proceed in line with your business objectives.

 

 

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