Ditch your old tech and work smarter not harder

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Ditch your old tech and work smarter not harder

Did you know your old technology could be costing your business time and money?

You might think it’s expensive to upgrade your tech, but recent studies have shown that this reluctance to upgrade could be having a massive impact on your business and costing you cold hard cash[1].

Anyone who works on or with old technology knows how frustrating it can be. Old machines are slow, they don’t multitask as well, they break down more often and cost you more in tech support. Small businesses lose $1000s each year on wasted productivity by running PCs three years or older and lose 42 hours a year repairing old tech.[2] So, making the switch to the latest tech should be a no-brainer for business owners. Yet so many small businesses put off upgrading. Did you know 450 million people worldwide are still working on computers that are five years old? Worse still, using old tech makes your business vulnerable to hackers.

Something I’ve learned as a business owner and as the statistics above show, is that keeping old tech on board costs money in the long run. Part of keeping your small business running efficiently is making sure you’ve got the right equipment to do your job properly, and that includes your technology.

Running old tech is a drain on your time and your staff’s time. It impacts your productivity and also your staff morale. This is especially true if your staff have faster computers at home than they do at work…

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Of course, cash flow is often an issue for small businesses, so it can be scary thinking of upgrading and shelling out your hard-earned dollars upfront to get the latest gear. Thankfully there are options available to help small businesses upgrade to new technology. If you don’t have the ready cash to upgrade, there are financing packages available for every budget. You might even want to consider PC as a Service (PCaaS). PCaaS allows you to bundle the cost of your computer, software and IT management into one package and spread your payments out monthly. It’s a terrific option for cash-strapped small business owners.

When you’re upgrading your tech remember it’s important to consider the needs of your business and your staff. If you have a lot of staff that work remotely, it’s vital you factor this into the equation. Investing in a 2 in 1 or laptop with the latest inside will give them all the grunt they need for even the most arduous tasks and will provide day-long battery life for those road warriors in your team.

Opting for computers with the latest processors means everything runs faster, whether your browsing the web or crunching data.  One thing most people working in small business have in common is that time and money are usually short. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you have the technology you need to support your small business now and into the future. It’s time to work smarter, not harder!

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Sources
[1] https://smarterbusiness.telstra.com.au/productivity/business-efficiency/the-cost-of-using-old-computers
[2] https://newsroom.intel.com/news-releases/small-businesses-burdened-by-aging-pcs/

 

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