[aa_subtitle_display]Technology is ever-changing, and it’s been that way for quite some time. In fact, it changes quicker than imaginable. That can pose quite the problem for businesses, as it can quickly become almost impossible to keep your internal technology up-to-date and well-maintained.
However, technology is so ingrained in the day-to-day of our work that it is vital. 66% of small business owners are using mobile devices or solutions as part of their day to day operations, according to Go Canvas. However, as a juxtaposition to that fact, a surprising 27% of small business have no IT support.
In the business world, having high-functioning technology is oftentimes a key component in allowing employees to do their job in a satisfactory way, especially if you want to minimize their overall frustration. Read on to learn the signs of your technology being outdated at your organization.
Signs that Your Technology is Outdated
Your employees are complaining that it’s “too slow”
If you are constantly hearing your employees’ gripes that your technology is “too slow” and that it takes time out of their day on a regular basis, this could be a solid indication that your tech is outdated.
Slow computers or slow networks can easily detract from your employees’ – and overall company’s – efficiency and productivity levels. And, besides that, it could serve as a point of frustration for your employees.
Updated hardware and networks can improve connectivity and can severely increase the speed and ease of use for all users.
Employees don’t have the right tech equipment
Are your employees always looking for a workaround to replace a scanner or saying they wish they had a headset at their desks?
This may point to a lack of or outdated technology at your organization. Ensuring your employees have the right tech stuff to do their job effectively and efficiently is becoming more and more important in today’s day in age, especially when there are so many gadgets and gizmos out there that make working easier and more convenient all-around.
Your IT team is struggling
If you have IT support and the group struggles to do their job effectively, this could definitely be a sign that your tech equipment or network is lacking.
Older items are hard to maintain and fix when problems arise, and they will certainly put a strain on your IT staff because they will undoubtedly be more prone to issues. These problems could incite more frequent system or equipment crashes, resulting in a loss of work and thus more wasted time for employees.
How a PEO Can Help
The thought of updating your internal technology can certainly be intimidating. After all, it is quite a large indicating that requires the handling of sensitive information and data, and not to mention it requires knowledgeable personnel to handle the job.
A PEO can be a great resource to assist in coordinating these upgrades, as well as helping managing the budget for such, too. Call us today to learn more about PEOs and how they can be helpful for your organization.