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The true cost of ageing technology

When you’re relying on ageing technology, the cost can soon add up.

Research from Sharp has revealed that slow or inefficient technology in UK offices means almost 40 minutes are wasted per employee per day. That’s the equivalent of 167 hours, costing businesses over £2,100 per employee, per year! This means the average office worker is wasting a minimum of 21 days each year, which equates to the minimum annual leave entitlement. According to the research, the biggest time drain was searching for files on a server – 23 minutes per day – all down to poor search tools.*

Imagine you’ve been hacked because your system security wasn’t up to date or, worse still, up to scratch. The cost of recovery from a malicious hack is immense – not just from compromised or lost data, but also man hours and customer confidence. There’s also the danger of losing trade to competitors with more up-to-date technology.** With this in mind, it’s clear to see that investment is a lot cheaper in comparison.

What some companies might not realise is that you do not always need an extensive overhaul of your hardware to help improve your daily operations. It could be as simple as ensuring your software is updated more frequently, or replaced.**

If you’re struggling to know where to turn – or who to talk to for trustworthy, cost effective advice – it can feel like an overwhelming task. With so many IT support companies out there, choosing the right one isn’t always easy. But like picking an accountant or a solicitor, it’s important to find a partner who will provide proactive support and advice that you can trust. 

Enhanced has been providing its extensive industry knowledge to companies of all sizes for over 20 years. We work as dedicated IT partners, offering initial IT reviews, recommendations, followed by ongoing support. We offer a wide range of services, from connectivity to cloud backup, to help streamline core applications, improve security and increase efficiency.

If you’re worried your technology may be falling behind, or you’re not sure you are getting the most out of your systems, book a free half-day IT review with one of our experienced IT consultants. To request this no-obligation review, simply register your interest below and we’ll call you to organise a suitable date. 

Alternatively, if you have a specific challenge you’d like to discuss, contact a member of the team today.

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Author: James Cripps, 13 April 2017

Information age, All hands on tech: The impact of outdated technology 
** National Cybersecurity Institute, Old technology negatively impacts small businesses 

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