b2ap3_thumbnail_is_that_a_typewriter_400.jpgYour computer might only be two years old, but in terms of tech-age, it is often much older than you realize. The rate at which new technology, malware, and viruses are being produced, it might as well be twenty years old. This is called Moore’s law, which states that computers double in complexity every two years. Think of it like the lifespan of a dog or a cat – their lifespan is so short that one human year is equivalent to multiple years for them, meaning that they are much older in terms of their actual lifespan than they are in human years.

If your technology is older than your 13-year-old dog, it might be time for a system upgrade (and a puppy. Everyone loves puppies!) You might think that your computer is fine as long as it can access the Internet, but an out-of-date system can hamper your business’s productivity. No self-respecting business owner should be running Stone Age technology. Here are some signs that you might need to upgrade:

Your Business Will Thank You
Technology is important for any company that is trying to impress their clients. For example, nobody will be impressed by your Windows ME operating system. In addition, older technology is often less reliable than newer technology. In business, reliability is extremely important, and Iron Edge is as reliable as they get. Contact us and we can help you find the perfect new machine to suit your business’s needs, and provide you with any tech support you may need.

The Tortoise vs the Hare
Who would win in a race? Obviously the hare. As old, wise, and respectable as the tortoise is, he just simply can’t keep up. The ravages of time can lead to a congregation of viruses, malware, and other nasty things on your system. Even an antivirus can slow your computer down significantly if your computer is too old. This decreases your overall productivity, so if your system can’t handle even somewhat recent technology, it might be time to replace it with something that can. More recent technology can handle antivirus software like a champ, and in addition to having better overall security, your work performance will skyrocket past the finish line.

Your Hard Drive Can’t Take Any More Abuse
Computers can be just like your house’s attic – it has collected so much useless junk in it over the years that it just simply runs out of space. You have to keep moving things around in order to make more room for things you shouldn’t be keeping anyway.

If you can’t fit anything else on your hard drive, you should upgrade to something with a lot more space. Newer technology has more capacity, and because it is more reliable, you won’t have to worry about losing your data as much.

However, it’s still a good idea to back up your data. Iron Edge’s Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) will keep your data safe. You can also back your data up with secure cloud storage. Contact Iron Edge and we can help you set it up.

There’s a Layer of Dust on It
If you can’t remember the last time you used something, it’s always best to get rid of it, and maybe get a new one. Buying new things is something that everyone loves to do. There’s nothing more satisfying than hopping in your new car and driving it around the block. Getting a new computer can do so much more than just increase your productivity – it can completely change your outlook on your business, and if you have the budget, there’s no reason not to upgrade.

If your old technology is holding your business back, then maybe you should put the past where it belongs – behind you. Don’t cling to your old, dusty technology. Call Iron Edge at 832-910-9222 and we’ll help you transition into a new age of technology.

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