As your business grows, so does your need to update your IT technology. But how will you know when it’s time to upgrade your network
? And once you decide to upgrade, what do you need to do to prepare?
Whether you’re network is experiencing complications or you have too many machines to keep up, there are certain signs that it’s time to upgrade your network. The time to upgrade becomes apparent if you find that your customer base is increasing faster than your productivity. Often times new regulations and mandates require a higher operating system than you currently have.
Here are 3 telltale signs that it’s time to upgrade your network:
What to do if you need to upgrade your network
- Your employees are spending more time to accomplish tasks. If your employees are battling with completing tasks on time or productivity is decreasing because of outages or delays, it might be time to consider an upgrade. You’ll likely hear gripes from employees that usual activities are taking longer than normal to produce and may notice that fewer support issues are being resolved.
- If your company is using more advanced software. As your business grows, so does the need to meet new requirements and needs. If you’re upgrading the software, it may still be compatible with the current equipment but it might also create lag. You can expect a bit of lag with new software, as it often requires higher processing power, but if lag is becoming an issue, it might be time to upgrade your network.
- There’s been a surge or a foreseeable need to add more users to the network. As your company grows, so does your staff. When that happens, more people are using the network, which means more orders, more emails, more phone calls, and more data processing. Your equipment should be able to handle all of it seamlessly. If your equipment isn’t performing at its optimal levels, it may be time for an upgrade.
Most businesses see that new equipment can make all the difference in the overall growth of the organization. When an upgrade is necessary, you must consider pricing and supplies. Here are some tips on what to consider after making the decision to upgrade your network and equipment:
Look for a viable asset recovery program to take your old equipment off your hands.
A well-established asset recovery program designed to acquire outdated or refurbished telecom equipment can remove the burden of having to off load these supplies on your own. The benefit is that the program supplier can use equipment that is perfectly functional and sell them to emerging businesses and markets around the world. Your company benefits by getting rid of unnecessary surplus while potentially making a modest profit to put towards new, better performing equipment and office supplies. SingleSource Communications purchases used telecom equipment.
Get a full system assessment of your company equipment and goals.
A comprehensive asset recovery program will provide a full assessment of your system equipment and goals. You should know exactly what equipment you have in your inventory, what its value is, and whether an upgrade to new equipment or software is required. You can also receive a corporate goals assessment to help allocate your surplus units into new areas, expanding your business rather than just getting rid of outmoded routers. When you’re ready to upgrade, work with a qualified telecom service provider like SingleSource Communications to get a full and proper assessment.
Build up a long-term IT strategy.
It is one thing to upgrade to meet a current demand but it’s another to prepare for the future. Upgrading and making the most of asset recovery programs is not about clearing out your equipment closets. You’ll need to upgrade to meet the goals of your company and what equipment you’ll need to get you there, on budget and quickly.
If you’re not sure what your long-term goals are or whether it’s time to upgrade your network, give SingleSource Communications a call
. We can help you determine the best possible equipment for your needs and the equipment that can get you there.