As technology grows and becomes more advanced, so do the threats to your company’s important data. Old systems are at a greater security risk and are more vulnerable to malware or data breaches than more modern systems. Depending on your type of business, one data breach can cost you more than just money; it can cost you your clients’ trust, which isn’t something that can be so easily won back. Do your company and clients a favor and go for an upgrade.
2. Not Mobile-Friendly
After 2020, we all learned how important it is to have software that is mobile-friendly when working in an office just is not practical or safe. Your system needs to be able to function on more than just the desktop at the office, or you’ll suffer performance and revenue loss. This is especially true for businesses that do a lot of work in the field, such as architect companies, landscaping businesses, or even food trucks! A mobile-friendly system makes it easier for employees to do their jobs and in turn, make money for the company. (Which we all want, right?)
3. It Lags Behind
Slow and steady is not always the way to win a race. If your computer sounds like an airplane preparing for takeoff when you boot up your system, or it takes a few minutes to get going, then it is time for an upgrade. You want your business to be as efficient as possible, and having a system that cannot keep up only slows you down and is bad for business and bad for the performance of your employees. Plus, it's incredibly frustrating to have to deal with! Skip the frustration and headaches by modernizing!
4. High Maintenance Costs