1990 Called. They Want Their Technology Back

1990 may have been the best year of your life, but your technology shouldn’t reflect that.

Using outdated technology may be fine at home, but if you are a business owner not updating your technology can cause a ton of headaches down the road.

Like automobiles, technology today does more than it did 20 years ago, but it also costs more! This leaves many people with the same dilemma: Upgrade or not upgrade?

Consider the consequences:

Malware Risks- The older a technology is, the more time hackers have to exploit holes. Even if these holes are patched by the software creator, what happens when the software is no longer supported on a modern operating system?

Impact of Disruptions – What does down-time cost you when an old system fails or your staff encounters incompatibility challenges?

Damaged Reputation– What will your customers think of you if your technology is outdated?

Missed Opportunities for Savings – New technology doesn’t need to kill your IT budget. Modern solutions create opportunities that can produce savings to offset upgrade costs.

Obvious or not, there are significant costs associated to not upgrading!

We know it’s frustrating to keep up with the new kids and their fancy tech gadgets. Technology purchased today could be passé in a year from now. And if you are a baby-boomer, that fight may just be all the more exasperating! But don’t let it discourage you from gaining control over your IT environment.

Show that Gen Y crowd that your business means business!

Kelly Batke

Kelly is the self-confessed technology laggard who works in technology. The good news is she is slowly reaching late adopter status. Kelly enjoys learning and writing about the psychology behind technology—as in why do we buy what we buy, and how does that impact our environment?