Computers can be like old shoes: we like them so much that we’re reluctant to replace them. We’re used to them; we know how they work, and we don’t want to break in a new pair (or a new PC). But also like old shoes, your IT system has a definite lifespan. How can you know when it is time to start upgrading to a newer model?
Of course, one major factor will be your budget. Few of us have the resources to buy a shiny new computer or redo our networks every year or two. If you’re not sure about what you can afford at this point, apply the following signs on an item-by-item basis to your current setup.
Is Your IT Holding Your Business Back?
This is the million-dollar question: is your IT helping you meet your business goals, or is it hindering your progress? Here are a few ways to tell if your system is due for an upgrade:
Upgrading your IT system can be done piecemeal as you fix whatever needs it most, or it can be done in one wide sweep. Before you make the final decision, ask yourself:
Don’t let underperforming IT slow your business down. Like a new pair of shoes, an upgraded IT system can have you running faster than ever.