Is outdated technology holding you back?
The speed at which technology keeps advancing can make it difficult to justify the decision to upgrade. Many businesses hang onto technology long after it has outlived its usefulness, just because their devices, network, and software seem to be doing their job.
Let’s look more closely at the cost of not upgrading. Is outdated technology holding you back? Even more, is the delay in investing in new technology actually costing you money?
Older technology doesn’t carry the benefit of advanced security protocols. While you might be able to patch it with upgrades, you still have gaps that pose a threat to your network security.
If your applications aren’t communicating effectively, because one or more is out of date, you could lose data, which sparks a loss in time to search, locate, and possibly rebuild, as well as lost revenue.
How much faster can you drive a screw with a power driver than a screwdriver? When you equip your workforce with old technology, you’re increasing their task load. Rather than leverage the advantages of power tools like mobile devices, for example, you require them to move back and forth between workstations to retrieve data. Or old software requires more steps to complete a transaction. And remember, you’re paying them to waste that time.
Maybe you’re relying more on manual methods than you should, because you’re accustomed to “the way we’ve always done it.” Is there room for error by doing it that way? Manual systems are guaranteed to invite mistakes, and correcting them costs time and money—which could be saved by abandoning that mindset and moving on and up to new technology.
In addition, when your infrastructure is ignored, you create additional problems. Users can’t access the network because it’s overloaded or has dead zones. How much employee time and customer sales are you losing with these delays?
Your systems reflect your brand. When your customer-facing technology—POS systems, for example—are outdated, your customers will notice. Whether they notice the technology itself or the under-performing nature of it, they perceive that your business isn’t current. With so much competition out there, they can easily find someone else who keeps up with today’s trends in technology as it relates to customer service and communication. And once you fall behind, you have to work much harder to regain that lost ground.
When you add up the cost of security risks, wasted time, human errors, and customer dissatisfaction, you begin to see the return on investment for updating your technology. Ignoring the efficiency, accuracy, and security that newer technology provides is going to cost you. Talk to Symbology to discover how more advanced technology can benefit your business and deliver the ROI you’ve been missing.