When used strategically, technology can help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) develop a more productive, efficient and innovative workforce. That’s why businesses that prioritize technology and perform an annual technology refresh are three times more likely to exceed corporate goals.* In a business world that’s evolving at a breakneck pace, your company may not be able to perform at its full potential if it lacks the necessary technology.
Technology can improve:
However, even the most cutting-edge technology can experience the occasional hiccup and slow you down if you don’t keep up with regular updates and support. Performing an annual technology refresh can help you avoid this altogether.
What Is a Technology Refresh & Why Is It Important?
A technology refresh is the process of replacing technology components regularly by evaluating their ability to integrate with other infrastructure components and obsolescence, rather than waiting until the outdated element becomes the most significant impediment to achieving your company’s vision.
A technology refresh is crucial because maintaining legacy infrastructure components comes at a cost. It exposes your systems to hackers, reduces overall productivity and may even drive your most valuable employees out the door because they are tired of dealing with outdated technology that makes it difficult to do their jobs. Additionally, as the costs of maintaining outdated IT components and the risks of failure continue to rise, day-to-day operations can be negatively impacted.
Warning Signs to Look Out For
Is it time to refresh your company’s technology? Keep an eye out for the following six signs:
Collaboration Is the Best Way Forward
Technological roadblocks can be frustrating and attempting to overcome them on your own can be overwhelming. Get started on your path to a technology refresh with an experienced partner like us. Knowing that the process is in expert hands gives you peace of mind and allows you to focus on growing your business. Contact us now for a free consultation.