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Is Legacy Technology Preventing Your Business from Growing?

b2ap3_thumbnail_frustrating_legacy_tech_400.jpgCan you remember the last time you did your company a solid and updated all of its hardware and software solutions? If your organization is still using machines from several years ago, it could be holding it back from reaching its full potential. We’ll say it again, think hard about when you last updated your technology, and we really, really hope that you aren’t still running Windows XP or machines from last century.

As reported by ZDNet, research from Forrester has revealed that only 28 percent of IT investment is used for innovation, and the rest of the resources are dedicated to taking care of older technology. Most businesses should be on the lookout for solutions that make their day-to-day operations easier, but this isn’t the case. Most are still clinging to their old technology, and this is stifling their ability to innovate and expand.

If legacy technology has taken over your workplace, you’re dealing with unnecessary risks to your corporate infrastructure. An old server unit, for instance, can break down in a matter of moments. This leads to data loss that can be detrimental to the success of your business. Furthermore, downtime means that you’re losing precious moments of your day to dysfunctional technology. By taking proactive measures to ensure the proper maintenance and management of your server, you can avoid these costly operations problems.

Another example is using an expired, or even outdated, operating system, like Windows XP. If Microsoft no longer supports an operating system, you can be sure that your business shouldn’t continue running it. When Microsoft stops supporting an OS, they stop supplying it with vital patches and security updates that keep vulnerabilities and security discrepancies in check. Taking a proactive approach to upgrading your technology helps you avoid these costly mistakes.

We, as technology innovators, feel it’s our responsibility to help businesses using legacy technology out of the dark ages and into a bright future. We understand that it’s not always easy leaving familiar hardware and software behind, but we promise that it’s easier to do than constantly dealing with problems associated with out-of-date technology. With XFER’s IT consultation service, we can analyze your current technology and suggest changes that can better help you leverage your valuable assets.

The main benefit of letting XFER help you with your IT is that you avoid the costly expenses of hiring an in-house IT department. We can remotely perform many of the same functions of an in-house team without denting your budget. By taking advantage of managed services, you can enjoy a fixed rate that won’t surprise you with unexpected expenses. Give us a call at 734-927-6666 / 800-438-9337 to learn more.

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