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The problem with outdated technology in small businesses | Part Two

In the previous article we explored the hidden issues that come with dated tech. Now let’s take that one step further. You now know that old tech can cause serious - potentially business defining - problems. So, how often should you replace the old technology in your business?

We must break the question down in order to get an answer, because it all depends on the particular piece of equipment or software system (all have different life spans and correct procedures to follow in order to be sure you replace them at the correct – and most beneficial - time for your organisation).

Office laptops -

Laptops need to be replaced roughly every three years. If you are not sure whether your laptops need replacing or have any concerns about what device to purchase as a replacement, contact us for IT consultancy and we will be able to advise you of the best options on the market for your company.

Operating systems -

Keep on top of updates! Your team must update your operating systems as and when prompted by the provider. Understandably, we have all ‘postponed’ them until a less busy time or because we want to get on with another important task, but do not underestimate their importance. It is imperative to keep up-to-date with them as they can create improved time-saving benefits throughout the day.

Be sure to check the operating system you’re using is the latest version. At the first opportunity, adopt the latest version (or at the very least the one prior to it) for all systems, because letting old tech limp on behind will leave your organisation vulnerable to unnecessary risk.

Office desktops -

Desktop computers last a similar time to laptops - three years is the recommended time to leave between upgrades. This usually lines up with the recommended warranty from the manufacturer. We can also if you are unsure what is right for you.

Let’s look at the best way to ensure your technology is always up-to-date.

The best way to guarantee your tech is always up to date

Partnering with an expert IT support provider (like us) is the best way to guarantee the safety of your systems. It also ensures that you are squeezing every morsal of productivity out of your systems as you can. Expert IT support providers will monitor your entire IT landscape, making sure that they are kept up-to-date so you don’t have to waste your precious time doing so. They will alert you when device health begins to cause problems and, crucially, will anticipate any issues whenever possible.

We can help you achieve security and productivity from up-to-date systems.

Expert IT support and consultancy

AsiaCloud Solutions provides high-quality, reliable, and cost-effective Managed IT services to help your organisation succeed with IT. We offer a combination of enterprise-grade technology along with a fast, scalable, personalised service. We provide world-class IT you can rely on at affordable prices, with our specialists supporting you with a proactive service from right here in Singapore.

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