There are many reasons why your business could be in a perfect situation to upgrade or swap out its current workplace technology. These could be internal or external factors, or even based on research or preferences within management or the IT department. Let’s discuss how to recognize some of the top indicators that it’s time to switch up your workplace technology.

Frequent Downtime

Nothing is more frustrating than having to deal with unreliable technology and the downtime it creates. Whether it’s a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days, in this world of instant gratification, that time is likely costing you productivity, money, and even potential customers.

Frequent downtime is also a reason to assess your workplace technology because it pulls focus for your teams. If your employees are in the middle of a project and downtime occurs, it not only kills their productivity, it also drops their engagement and motivation for the day. The uncertainty of “when will this be fixed?” creates a sort of infinite loop where your employee is either leaving their desk to run errands, take a coffee break, and chat with a coworker, or they are coming back from those tasks and noticing the tech is still down so they mentally clock out again.

New Company Goals or Initiatives

The technology your business uses must be able to keep up with the goals and initiatives you are working on. And that goes both ways: with too much tech and not enough.

Are you trying to use inadequate tools to do a bigger task? Did you purchase cutting-edge technology only to use one tool in the toolbox? All of these are great reasons to assess your current workplace technology.

Security

Inadequate or outdated tools also carry with them an inadequate or outdated security system.

Packetlabs reports that there has been a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes in the United States since the pandemic began.

Workflow Changes

And speaking of the pandemic, much of the world has recently experienced drastic changes in their workflows caused by urgent work-from-home initiatives.

When a workflow changes, whether it’s on a company-wide scale or just for one department, it may be time to assess your workplace technology. New tools are being created every day to try and keep up with ever-evolving consumer and supplier needs. Your tech should follow suit.

High Energy Costs

It’s a simple fact: old technology runs on more energy than new tech does. If you are approaching a window where your devices need to be updated, it’s good to look at the technology you are using within those devices to see if there are any other energy-saving transitions to be made. And even if there aren’t, many companies are choosing to adopt more environmentally-friendly processes to create positive change, decrease the business’s carbon footprint, and add value for potential customers.

Technology Adoption and Digital Transformation Go Together

Meet Me In The Cloud wants to help you merge new tech with employee excellence. We offer technology assessments for all your collaboration tool needs. Take advantage of our hybrid workplace readiness assessment service so you can achieve a successful transition smoothly and quickly.

Contact us today with any questions.