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Issues With Old Hardware or Software for Your Business

There are several important elements when it comes to your business's tech and device setup and efficiency, and one of these is the age of specific components involved. Older technology will naturally have more issues than newer tech, and there may come a point where old hardware or software that's still being used in major ways will be costing your business money in real time.

At Onward Technology, we're here to stop this from happening to you. Our quality IT procurement services allow our clients to get fantastic deals on both hardware and software for all their needs, meaning you can upgrade from your older equipment at affordable costs that allow you to stay efficient. What are some of the risks of sticking with older hardware or software in your setup? Here are several.

Security Concerns

Perhaps the single largest risk you're opening yourself up to by continuing to use old hardware or software is security concerns. If a device or program hasn't been updated in several years, the security protocol surrounding it will be incredibly out of date. This leaves you vulnerable to all sorts of attacks, both external and internal, that could cost your business dearly.

For instance, an employee could unknowingly download malware onto an old computer, which could then spread throughout your network and encrypt all your data until a ransom is paid. This sort of thing happens more often than you might think, and it's almost always to businesses with outdated technology.

Lost Productivity

Another major issue you'll run into is lost productivity. Older hardware will take longer to perform the same tasks as newer hardware, and this can quickly add up when multiplied across your entire team. This difference might only be a few seconds per task, but over the course of a day or a week, it can really add up.

And if you're still using old versions of software, you're likely not taking advantage of all the new features and capabilities that have been added in recent years. This can again lead to lost productivity as your team tries to make do with outdated tools.

Increased Maintenance Costs

Older hardware and software will also generally require more maintenance than newer tech. This is because they're more prone to breaking down and because there are often fewer people who know how to properly maintain and repair them. As a result, you'll likely see your IT maintenance costs go up if you're still using older tech.

All of these factors can really add up, and they can have a serious impact on your business's bottom line. That's why it's so important to keep your technology up to date. And with Onward Technology's IT procurement services, you can do just that without breaking the bank.

If you have any questions about our services or how we can help you upgrade your tech, don't hesitate to contact us today. We'll be happy to answer any of your questions and point you in the right direction!

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