Does it take forever for your computer to boot up and too much time spent on a simple computer task that should take seconds? Or, are you spending way too much time fixing the old expensive office printer? There does come a time where you can no longer ignore these equipment issues and realize that it is time for you to upgrade your office equipment. It is important for businesses to keep up to date on their technology as valuable work time can be wasted by a computer that is constantly broken down or not working optimally.
Here are 3 signs that it is time to upgrade your office equipment:
1. Spending Too Much Time & Money on Computer Repairs
Do you constantly have employees with broken down computers? Computer repair bills can add up quickly if you’re constantly having to repair them. When a computer is down, this also affects the employee’s work which in return can lose a business money and potentially clients. It can be a steep cost to upgrade all computers in your office but it will save you time and money in the long run.
2. Productivity Declines
A few office devices that malfunction a couple of times a year is usually normal, but if you find that your downtime has been steadily increasing over the years, it just may be time to look into upgrading your equipment for the sake of boosting productivity levels. If an outdated computer can’t keep up with your business demands, a worn-out printer that keeps breaking down every time someone prints or a really slow computer that slows up the worker and efficiency of your business, it is time to upgrade your office equipment.
3. Technology Advances
Technology ages fairly quickly in today’s world. First, with updated technology comes better and important protection on your company’s valuable data. To protect valuable data from being exploited, it’s essential that all equipment can function with high levels of security based on the latest technology. Consider the fact dated machines typically lack important security and are no longer supported by the manufacturer, which means security patches are no longer issued. A single data breach can be devastating to a business. By keeping up with equipment standards that can handle modern security requirements, you’re investing in the future of your business. With new technology usually comes faster devices. Phones, printers and computers are so much faster today than older ones developed just 3 years ago. The faster a device works, the faster output for your business needs.
Your employees are usually the first to notice issues with their computers or copy machines. It is important to do a check in with your team and keep an ear out for complaints that are being made. Contact Desert Computer Solutions to take a review of your office technology. Desert Computer Solutions offers onsite IT support. At Desert Computer Solutions, we provide comprehensive on-site IT support for businesses in the East Valley. Our highly trained staff will provide cost-effective IT support that is tailored to your company’s needs. Contact Desert Computer Solutions today at 602-295-5918 to or learn more about our IT services here.