For many business owners, the old adage of, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” prevails. However, that mentality can hurt productivity, efficiency and customer confidence. Your technology sends a message to your customers about how well your business can serve them. What kind of message are you sending? The 'If it ain't broke don't fix it' mentality towards #officetech can hurt #productivity and diminish customer confidence. Click To Tweet
Outdated Office Tech
Introducing new technology and tools into your business can increase productivity, boost sales, and help you become better and faster. While holding on to outdated tech can be tempting, in the end, it will slow you down and cost you money in wasted time and lost opportunities.
New technology encourages collaboration by enhancing communication tools, such as email and cloud sharing. Using a traditional hard drive, employees must email documents back and forth, but with advances in cloud technology, everyone can share ideas, edits, and suggestions in real time inside a document.
One of the biggest risks that businesses face when they don’t upgrade technology is an increased vulnerability to security and data breaches. Outdated software often lacks the best defenses against viruses, malware, and hackers.
The days of traditional 9 to 5 jobs are going the way of the dinosaur and for good reason. It’s easier than ever to work remotely, with video conferencing and share drives. This increased flexibility makes you more attractive to employees and better equipped to take advantage of the changing workforce.
Replace or Upgrade
Can’t justify purchasing new equipment? That doesn’t mean you have to put up with that slow desktop computer. You can improve your office computers with smart upgrades, such as adding memory or purchasing external storage devices for faster processing. To further save money, an old copier that just can’t cut it anymore can be replaced with a newer machine using a copier rental program.