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Preferred has been serving the Tinley Park area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Is It Time for Your Business to Upgrade Its Technology?

Is It Time for Your Business to Upgrade Its Technology?

How can you know when your organization should upgrade its technology infrastructure? The truth is that it’s not always immediately obvious when you should do so, as there are countless factors in play to consider at any given time. Today, we want to help your business determine when to bite the bullet and upgrade your technology.

Certain factors are consistent across businesses that can help you make this decision. Today, we’ll cover three of them. Of course, if something strikes you while you’re reading this, please call Preferred to learn more about how and when to approach the prospect of upgrading technology solutions.

Is Performance Compromised?

No matter how forward-thinking your business is, it will eventually have to plan to replace technology as it becomes obsolete. This includes hardware and software, particularly if you aren't great at updating it. When running new software versions, you might experience warning signs like slow performance, frequent crashes, and errors. While it is true that you can extend your technology's lifespan, this is only true to a certain extent, and you will need to upgrade eventually when it becomes easier than dealing with constant issues.

Is Security an Issue?

Security is another hot-button issue that impacts your ability to operate with obsolete technology. The latest operating systems are critical to handling the myriad of security threats in today’s technology landscape. Suppose you’re not receiving patches and security updates for your hardware or software. If that’s the case, you cannot stand up to the latest developing threats, leading to considerable potential for security breaches and compliance failings. If you are unsure if your technology receives such updates, it’s probably a good idea to consider upgrading.

Is Your Business Stagnant?

Businesses change over time. It’s just part of adjusting to your specified industry or market, and pivoting at the right moment can give your organization a competitive edge, provided you implement the appropriate technologies. If you are considering this, then a technology upgrade might be helpful. Even growing businesses will change their goals over time, resulting in different technologies for various initiatives and systems. Think about your business’ needs and, if there is a need, upgrade technology as necessary.

We Can Help Your Business Upgrade Its Technology

If you need help implementing technology upgrades, Preferred can be your strongest allies. We’ll work with you to determine whether there is a need and then help you execute on that need. Learn more by calling us today at 708-781-7110.

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