As the new year begins and we say goodbye to 2016, we often reflect on our past success and failures and think of ways to make 2017 the best it can be. For many, technology was a struggle in 2016 with the largest number of cyber attacks and more than 86 percent of the most visited websites suffering significant downtime.
Most technology issues and downtime are the result of outdated tech. Your technology—computers, servers, printers, copiers—have a lifespan. And, when they reach their last leg, the problems they cause are a lot more expensive than the cost of simply updating to a better model.
Here are a few risks you can avoid by upgrading your technology in the New Year:
Increased Security Threats: Security risks are the number one danger of older technology. The older your operating system or application, the longer hackers have had to find and exploit vulnerabilities.
Data Loss: All technology has a lifespan but hard drives are the most likely point of failure because they have many moving parts. Unfortunately, when drivers fail, this results in severe data loss. And, if not recovered properly you could lose a lot more than just data.
Loss of Competitiveness: Technology provides a competitive advantage with better communication, response times and strengthening customer relationships. Plus, a Microsoft study concluded that more than 90 percent of consumers would consider taking their business elsewhere rather than work with a company that used outdated technology.
Now, through the end of January, BCS wants to help you make 2017 one of your best years yet. Our team of experts will help you uncover the best technology options that match your needs and fits your budget. Contact us today for a free consultation and get 50% off your first month of services.