Eventually, you’re going to have to upgrade your company’s technology. Sure, you could attempt to save money by holding out for as long as possible. In the end, this strategy may actually cost you money since you’ll be stuck using outdated, inefficient equipment and software. How do you know, for sure, when it’s the ideal time to upgrade your business’ technology?
This is an important question that every establishment must wrestle with. Being in error here can be costly; in addition to the aforementioned oversight of getting stuck with old equipment, there’s the equally costly possibility that you may upgrade too soon and replace a piece of technology that’s working just fine for you. For important technology-related decisions such as these, you’re going to want to bring in the IT professionals for expert advice. It’s a minimal expense that will yield great dividends like ending up with an IT infrastructure that’s perfectly tailored to meet your company’s needs and budget.
For example, one way that Tektonic can guide your organization is by making recommendations on how to best utilize cloud computing. By now, you’ve heard of the cloud and how it’s revolutionizing business operations by giving companies anytime/anywhere access to their data, equipping staff with powerful collaboration tools, opening up new ways to communicate, and much more. However, knowing about the cloud and knowing how to upgrade to the cloud are two completely different matters.
There are multiple ways to incorporate cloud computing into your business computing model. You can go all-in and migrate all of your data to the cloud, you can replace your hosted legacy software with cloud-based apps, or you can equip your in-house network with new cloud computing hardware that will provide you with all the benefits of the cloud while giving you more control of your data than what you’d find in a public cloud option. To find out how to best incorporate the cloud, one practical way to begin is by assessing the status of your current IT setup.
Here are just a few things that our IT technicians look for when determining if an organization needs to upgrade their technology.
And so we ask again, “How can you know for sure when it’s the ideal time to upgrade?” To get the best answer possible to this inquiry, give Tektonic a call at (416) 256-9928.