Why It’s Time to Modernize Your IT
With new technologies and ways of working disrupting the market every day, is your IT built to help you beat the competition? If not, you could be left behind.
The world of business is moving faster than ever before. Innovations like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G are creating new possibilities every day—enabling new ways of working, thinking, and operating.
To take full advantage of these opportunities means creating new applications, enhancing old ones, streamlining and automating processes, and ensuring you’re fully protected from potential cyberthreats. And, of course, finding effective, efficient ways to manage, process, and analyze the vast amounts of data produced.
Prepare for the future.
If you’re running an outdated, on-premise, legacy infrastructure, you’ll find it difficult to fully take advantage of these innovations. But worse than that, you may even find it’s causing your business to be inefficient—and you won’t be performing as well as you should be. To keep up with your competition, and ensure your business is as effective as possible, you need a modern infrastructure with the right database and operating system.
Fail to modernize and your business will experience a number of key challenges, including:
Without an up-to-date, modern operating system, your infrastructure could be prone to system outages and potential data loss. Not only does this create extra work for your IT team (firefighting problems when they should be focusing on other business critical tasks), if your system goes down, you won’t be able to provide an effective service for customers— leading to potential complaints and customer dissatisfaction. Then there’s the headache of dealing with the complexities of lost data and compliance issues.
Exposure to risk.
If you’re running a slow, legacy IT infrastructure without the latest security capabilities, you could be leaving your business exposed to potential threats. To ensure your data is fully protected, and that you remain compliant, your infrastructure needs to be protected from all threats—with the latest security updates. Without them, your business is at risk.
Falling behind the competition.
As your competitors embrace new innovations, new technologies and new ways of working, you can’t afford to be left behind. Without an effective, up-to-date modern infrastructure, you could fail to match your rivals’ success. Even worse, you could lose customers and limit your own company’s growth potential.
As your capacity and workloads increase, you need an infrastructure that can scale to accommodate extra traffic and data demands as required. If you don’t have this flexibility, you’ll struggle to keep pace with the needs of your business and customers. And as your business does eventually start to transform, you’ll find it increasingly complex to manage.
No path to the cloud.
If you’re still operating a legacy infrastructure, your IT won’t be able to meet the needs of your modern business. Not only that, your outdated system will be expensive and complicated to run. If you don’t have a path to the cloud, you’ll miss out on the greater agility, availability, storage, and speed that a cloud-based set-up offers. You might be worried about being locked-in with a single vendor. You might have concerns about data security, or where and how your data is actually stored. If so, these unfounded worries are preventing you from driving your business forward.