When running a secure business, it is a good practice to update your computers every 3 to 5 years based on how well they are operating and performing. Computers are always improving, that is why it’s important to keep up with your updates. At a certain point, your computer might not be able to keep up or run some of the updates. Sometimes this can be a minor inconvenience like not being able to use a specific feature. In other instances, it can mean you might not be as protected as you need to be.
Running at a turtle pace
The cost of using an outdated computer can be outrageous compared to simply upgrading. When using an old computer, you need to bring into account the wait time for loading each program or web page you visit. These times only increase as the age of your computer increases. You could experience anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes of wait time a day when using a computer over 3 to 4 years old. This may not seem like a lot but it adds up quickly. This translates directly to the productivity of your employees. If programs or web pages are taking a long time to load employees have a higher risk of getting off task. This can be frustrating for impatient employees to deal with. This can directly affect your employee’s mood and overall productivity. Keeping morale up and everyone positive and motivated can be a great boost to a company.
Costs come from all different areas
Not having your computers running at their optimal performance could be a strain on your pockets. When running older computers you have the inevitably of having to repair and update your aging equipment. Paying your support team whether internal or external will cost you money and time better spent on projects to improve your company. This directly affects how your business grows and competes in today’s market. It is a never-ending battle to stay on the front edge of your industry. Keeping up with new industry trends and technology is vital in the growth of your business. One of the most important factors in keeping your equipment updated is keeping you and your business safe. When you use older computers the features and the security of them get outdated. This can be a huge risk when cybercriminals find weaknesses through outdated software.
Spend money to save money
So in the long run spending money now to update your outdated computers will help save you money. With older equipment the risk of a cyber-attack increase. The maintenance and general upkeep with older equipment take your staff off task and off of more important projects. Operating older computers can be time-consuming and will only increase as the equipment ages. We are happy to help ease the pressure of updating your equipment and keeping you safe.