Such are the challenges of today’s tech-savvy world, which is increasingly turning tasks as complicated as database management and as simple as turning on your television into something that can be done with no more movement and effort than the click of a button. In this world, the haves are distinctly ahead of the curve in terms of speed, workload and cool factor.
Given that, I think it’s time to make an argument that your small business should not settle for using technology that is three-to-five years behind what’s hot today, regardless of the cost. Allow BizEngine to do so now.
3 Technology Advantages
- The speed. Slower processors and the inevitable slowdown slash glitches that come with older technology cost you productivity. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: A computer that loads slowly or freezes a couple of times a day can cost you a half hour or more of work time, and that’s just not sustainable for a small business.
- The communication. Faster PCs and mobile devices loaded with the latest software also allows your team to stay in touch better, which in turn makes for a closer, more productive small business unit.
- The clout. If customers, investors or fellow business owners come into your store and see a 1980′s Mac, they’re going to make judgments about your business acumen, unfairly or no. State-of-the-art technology engenders confidence, period.
Now, can you afford to outfit every employee with a state-of-the-art smartphone? Probably not. You certainly can’t get them robotic exosuits that will help them lift packages and fight evil, either. You also don’t want those things, necessarily, because they can also sap productivity by being way too damn cool to do work on. But embarrassingly outmoded tech will set you back more than you might realize.
How often do you upgrade your business technology?
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