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Why Updating Your Business’s IT Probably Isn’t The Nightmare You Think It Will Be

Update Your Business Technology

In one way we should count ourselves lucky that some many amazing advances are occurring in information technology. But in another, it really is a pain in the bottom.

Or so it seems. I’m here today to tell you that what we think updating our IT involves probably isn’t as bad as what it actually involves.

Application Migration

Many businesses are stuck in the past. They’ve got a whole raft of legacy software they’re utterly dependent on, and they don’t want to move away from it. However, they’re running into more and more issues. That’s because there’s nothing that says legacy software should be compatible with modern platforms.

That’s where getting a company to manage your app migration might come in handy. First, they could save you a lot of money. Most large organisations have a ton of apps in their portfolio that they’re not even using. You’re paying for a bunch of licenses you don’t even need.

Second, they can also improve user performance and make your systems more robust. This minimises the disruption on your end and allows you to get back down to your work.

Third, when apps are optimised, employees are more productive and less frustrated. Click here for further information on app migration.

Use The Cloud

Cloud computing has really taken off. In the last eight years, the market has grown from around $20 billion dollars to a staggering $120 billion, and it’s still growing. By 2020, it will be $200 billion according to the boys and girls over at Goldman Sachs. But why?

It’s mainly being driven by the reduction in cost and improved usability of IT systems it offers. Companies no longer have to maintain their own in-house IT systems. Instead, they can just pay a monthly fee to a third party company, and they’ll manage the problem for them.

Cloud computing allows your employees to do things that they would not have been able to do in the past. They can collaborate in real time. They can access work on the go. And they can have their work schedules updated electronically, reducing the need for paperwork and phone calls.

Not to mention the fact that cloud computing frees you up from managing your own IT systems so you can just get on with what you’re good at.

Outsource

Outsourcing IT is another option for you that’s along somewhat similar lines. Again, you’re solving the problem by eviscerating it entirely from your business. But again, outsourcing provides some pretty compelling advantages over traditional in-house services.

For one, an external IT service can effectively consolidate your systems onto a set of secured servers. They can then manage who has access and who does not have access to those servers. Thus, they secure your data and ensure that you don’t have to spend time and energy working on your own in-house system.

And they can often offer remote support, meaning that if something does go awry during an upgrade, they’re right there to help out.