June 15th, 2019 by admin
Upgrading your systems doesn't have to be a hassle with ICX Managed Services. We will design, implement, and manage your entire IT infrastructure for you but, it is imperative to know when it's time to upgrade your current networks because it could be potentially running your business to the ground. Here are the vital signs to look out for to know when it is time for an IT upgrade.
- High costs on maintenance and upkeep. Designing an entirely new infrastructure for your business may seem expensive now, but it is actually much cheaper and will cost you less in the long run than constantly fixing and patching up old technology. As your systems ages, the frequency of repairs and updates significantly increase. As the number of repairs go up, you will notice that your costs will also increase exponentially in just maintenance and repairs.
- There is an increase in traffic, demand and/or employee workload. As demand increases and your business grows, you may need to hire more staff or even allow employees to work longer. Giving your employees the tools to work smarter and more efficiently will allow for better productivity, a better work environment, and happier employees. Cloud technology is proven to allow more flexibility and mobility in the workplace, increasing satisfaction with the ability to work in or out of the office and enhancing overall operations.
- You've experienced a cyber attack. If your business has experienced one or more cyber attacks, that is a tell-tale sign that your systems are critically vulnerable and needs an upgrade. Hackers are getting smarter and smarter by the day with newer and stronger methods of attacking. If your systems are frequently succumbing to attacks, you are running on either outdated or broken security technology that critically needs an overhaul.
- Slow servers with regular crashes and outages. If you're nervous about running certain applications or software due to the fear of a crash or if slow internet and limited storage are dragging down company productivity, these are severe issues. Outages and downtime caused by crashes drain your business of its money and resources. Upgrading to a new, robust, and powerful IT infrastructure could potentially save your business from complete failure.
If you see any of these signs occur within your networks, don't look at it as a sign to panic but it is critical to start the process of a technology upgrade as soon as possible. These problems will cost you more down the road or potentially cost you your entire business. At ICX Managed Services, we can design and implement a brand new infrastructure for your business as well as manage it for you at affordable rates for any size business. We will make sure that your system stays ahead of your competitors.