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The importance of keeping your hardware updated

Outdated or ineffective technology can often slow down the productivity of your workforce. If their PC equipment is overloaded and constantly crashing, it will naturally take them longer to complete their tasks and may even result in a loss of key work or data.

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The world of technology is constantly developing and for businesses, it’s vital that your IT equipment can handle and keep up with the latest software and features.

We are experts in managed IT support services and know first-hand about the value of not only keeping your software up to date, but also ensuring you have the hardware you need to operate it.

In this blog, we are going to highlight some of the key benefits of ensuring that your IT equipment is kept in line with the latest technological advancements.

Outdated or ineffective technology can often slow down the productivity of your workforce. If their PC equipment is overloaded and constantly crashing, it will naturally take them longer to complete their tasks and may even result in a loss of key work or data.

By utilising the best technology available, you can often provide that all-important edge over your competitors by reducing the time it takes to complete certain tasks or even enabling the automation of certain responsibilities.

Providing your employees with the best tools available to do their job will also show them that you are invested in their working conditions and help raise their morale and performance.

Your systems will be more secure

Sometimes, updating older hardware is not seen as a priority because it still works. 

However, it’s important to understand that even though your equipment may still function, it doesn’t mean it is secure. Outdated or ageing hardware can not only put that piece of equipment at risk, but also your entire network.

Having the reliable security measures that come with up-to-date technology is vital, as it protects you against some of the vulnerabilities that hackers will attempt to exploit.

One area of business IT support we provide is a managed cyber security service that protects your whole business through the use of staff training, network monitoring, and more.

It provides better compatibility between hardware and software

When upgrades and new software become available, your existing system may not always be compatible, meaning you could be missing out on new features that can improve the performance of your system or those vital security updates.

Outdated systems running updated programmes can also induce crashes or slow system operation, impacting the efficiency of your business.

Compatibility is a complex area to navigate, so it is important to seek the advice of experts.

With outsourced IT support services like ours, we handle all your tech needs so that you can focus on running your business.

Lower Running Costs

It may come as a surprise but upgrading your hardware can end up saving you money. 

Outdated devices can often require regular maintenance and repair work which can often end up adding up to more than what it would cost to invest in a new system.

Upgrading your system is typically costly, which is why we offer an effective solution in the form of Tech as a Service (TaaS). This allows you to lease your equipment or spread the cost over a set period to help with business cash flow, then at the end of your contract, you can either keep your equipment or choose to upgrade it.

This is just part of our project delivery offering, which can also include full server or network design and installation, cloud migrations, and hardware procurement.

Bold IT – providing effective business IT support

Keeping up with technology and the latest advancements is a huge challenge, which is why Bold IT offer not only managed IT support for when things go wrong, but also consultancy services to help you understand your options.

Our experts provide managed IT support in Birmingham, across the UK, and even internationally – focused on providing you with the right tools to run your business effectively without having to worry about your technology systems.

Get in touch with us today – call us on 01827 909 143 or email info@boldit.co.uk for a no-obligation chat about your systems or our services.

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