2017 New Year’s IT Resolutions
The turn of a new year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past and find opportunities for improvement.
While many New Year’s resolutions are about bettering ourselves, we often forget that there’s also room for improvement at the office.
Here are a few IT resolutions that top our list:
Stop Accepting Poor Performance – At some point, your technology will fail—you may see it coming with unreliable computers, slow load times, and even downtime. The standard recommendation is to replace hardware after 3 to 4 years. Beyond the annoying dreaded blue screen and frustrations every time your computer restarts, you’re losing thousands of dollars in productivity. The simple resolution—update your tech.
Turn IT into a Valuable Asset – As humans we resist change. But with technology continuously evolving, not migrating to better options leaves you in the dust when it comes to your competitors. Now’s the perfect time to take a good look at your current technology. Are there better options in the cloud? Is your team able to access what they need on the gore? Would a second monitor, newer PC or server greatly improve performance? Your tech should be an asset—not a hindrance.
Don’t Settle for Mediocre Support – It’s estimated that the average worker loses 38 hours of productivity every year due to slow Internet connectivity and downtime. Multiply that by the number of employees and their hourly pay, plus the potential loss of clients and missed opportunities, and you end up with a number that will have your head spinning. The majority of downtime can be prevented by teaming up with a trusted IT partner. And more importantly, if something dire does happen they can spring into action to ensure you waste little to no time in 2017.
Sticking to a New Year’s resolution isn’t easy. That’s why now, through the end of January, Cal Net wants to help you meet all your IT resolutions. Count on us to help you uncover the best technology options that match your needs and make 2017 one of your most productive and best years yet!