Contact us today!
(800) 588-4430

Telesys Voice and Data Blog

Telesys Voice and Data has been serving the Richland Hills area since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

What You Need to Know About Technology Upgrades

What You Need to Know About Technology Upgrades

Even if we’d like it to last forever, business technology can’t possibly do so for a number of reasons. Due to the fact that businesses and their technology are constantly upgrading and changing, it’s almost a certainty that you’ll have to upgrade your technology at some point, whether it reaches its end-of-life event or just simply becomes obsolete for your organization. In fact, failing to update your infrastructure from time to time can have serious negative side-effects for your business.

We’ll show you why solutions eventually reach their EOL and how to handle this event when it arrives.

Why Do Services and Solutions Have an End-of-Life?
All good things must come to an end. For example, you probably can’t remember the last time you used an actual rotary phone (if ever), and there’s a very good reason we don’t carve messages in stone or drive horse-and-buggies around anymore--there are better, more efficient options for these solutions. While they may have been game-changing for the time they existed, there was always an effort to improve and innovate. This process continues for as long as people can dream of making better business decisions and improving their operations. After all, if there’s one thing that all businesses can agree on, it’s that faster and more efficient solutions are better than old, outdated ones.

Technology in general has improved substantially over the past several decades. Computers that used to fill up entire rooms are now dwarfed in power by the devices we carry with us in our pockets. Of course, this change was gradual and occurred over a rather long period of time. The same level of change can be seen in automobiles. The first automobile was built in 1885 by Karl Benz, but it took another 15 years to introduce a proper steering wheel and 24 years for the addition of a radio. 1958 saw the addition of the seatbelt, but it wasn’t until 1970 that it became a front-seat requirement. Considering just how far vehicles have come in this span of time--driving themselves, connecting to space radio services, and warning drivers if doors or seatbelts aren’t used properly--it’s quite easy to see just how out-of-date a revolutionary (at the time) vehicle like the one Benz produced is in today’s society. The same aspect can be applied to business technology.

How to Approach Your Business’ IT
You don’t always have to wait until the end-of-life event for your technology to upgrade it. We recommend taking the following steps for replacing your IT:

  • Evaluation: Take a look at your business’ IT from a big-picture perspective. How does your business want to make progress? Is your technology able to meet this progress? An inventory system for your technology helps considerably in this regard, and it can help you keep track of which upgrades are coming when.
  • Emphasis: Once you know where your business wants to be in the near future, you need to take micro-steps in the right direction. If the budget exists for this, then you need to consider which equipment should be prioritized, as well as whether or not you can afford them. Consider how many opportunities are being missed due to the upgrade not being done, as well as how close the system’s EOL is. There might even be a warranty on it that is preventing your business from reaching a specific goal.
  • Execution: Once you’ve figured out what your greatest needs are and how you can afford them, you’ll have to put your plans into motion. This might mean completing the upgrade process in its entirely or separating it into portions.

Telesys Voice and Data can help your business implement the right technology at the right time. To learn more, reach out to us at (800) 588-4430.


No comments yet
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Free Consultation

Sign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation

How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up Now!

Free Consultation

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Cloud Best Practices Business Computing Hackers Malware Privacy Business Productivity Email Hosted Solutions Microsoft Software Internet Windows 10 Managed Service Provider Backup Computer Network Security Ransomware IT Services Mobile Devices Innovation Android Smartphone Social Media Managed IT services Outsourced IT Hardware User Tips Google Browser Productivity IT Support Workplace Tips Business Continuity Data Backup Efficiency Communication Disaster Recovery Upgrade Data Data Management Small Business App Business Management Smartphones Data Recovery Cloud Computing Microsoft Office Internet of Things Office Holiday Network Windows Facebook Remote Monitoring Miscellaneous WiFi Server Office 365 Artificial Intelligence Gmail Big Data Managed IT Services Save Money Paperless Office Phishing Encryption Spam Tech Term Unified Threat Management Bandwidth Firewall Password Apps Robot Hosted Solution Recovery Customer Relationship Management Passwords Employer-Employee Relationship Cybersecurity Apple Avoiding Downtime IT Support Word Hacker Customer Service Mobile Device Management How To Content Filtering Saving Money Government VoIP Remote Computing Money Work/Life Balance Infrastructure Wi-Fi communications Office Tips Collaboration Chrome Compliance Document Management Tip of the week Risk Management Vendor Management Health The Internet of Things Computers Data Security Alert Applications Hacking Printing Mobile Computing Data storage Tech Support Computing Education Operating System IT Management Cybercrime Virtual Reality Mobile Device Antivirus Project Management SaaS Presentation Business Growth BYOD Social Managed IT Data loss Downtime BDR Website Outlook Windows 10 Telephone Systems File Sharing Two-factor Authentication Settings Vulnerability Analytics Identity Theft Business Owner Google Drive Automation Websites Augmented Reality Physical Security Going Green VPN Net Neutrality Taxes Marketing Running Cable Botnet IBM Virtual Private Network Smart Technology Assessment Samsung HIPAA Server Management Software as a Service Licensing Competition Bring Your Own Device Meetings Search Router Mobile Security Sports Digital Payment Storage Information Technology IT service Maintenance Cortana Computer Care Humor Virtualization Administration Training Analyitcs Safety IT solutions Tablet Wireless Technology Automobile Wireless Upgrades Business Technology Budget End of Support Specifications Mouse YouTube User Unified Communications Legal Healthcare Retail Patch Management LiFi Scam Twitter Monitors Best Practice Remote Monitoring and Management Politics Travel Lithium-ion battery Regulations Networking Fraud G Suite How To Laptop Processors Hard Drives Management WPA3 VoIP streamlines Operations Heating/Cooling Legislation Virtual Desktop Motion Sickness Hard Disk Drive Social Networking DFW IT Service Firefox Halloween Supercomputer Refrigeration Google Docs Enterprise Resource Planning Writing PowerPoint Fleet Tracking business network infrastructure Wearable Technology Zero-Day Threat Servers Help Desk Deep Learning Fun Personal Information Motherboard Mobile Techology Internet Exlporer IT Consultant Scary Stories IT Budget Consumers Social Engineering Asset Tracking data services Backup and Disaster Recovery Machine Learning Distributed Denial of Service Computer Repair Mail Merge Company Culture Disaster Resistance Cleaning Consultation Notifications Undo eWaste IP Address Remote Workers IT Technicians Procurement Statistics Technology Tips Relocation Software Tips Address Managed IT Service Alt Codes Webcam Electronic Medical Records Google Wallet IT Sevices Modem Vulnerabilities Proactive IT Hotspot User Error Crowdsourcing Dark Data Environment Mobile Office Information Mirgation Remote Worker Bluetooth Comparison Private Cloud Redundancy Break Fix Typing Point of Sale Corporate Profile Drones Cookies Geography IT Consulting Language Quick Tips Printer Buisness Error History Troubleshooting Electronic Health Records Migration Virtual Assistant Black Friday Dark Web Cryptocurrency WannaCry Knowledge Nanotechnology Cables Data Breach Computing Infrastructure Time Management Access Control Cabling Phone System Cyberattacks Chatbots Cyber Monday Data Warehousing Bitcoin Web Server Experience Update Staffing IoT Wires Technology Laws Alerts Network Management SharePoint Administrator 3D Printing Bookmarks Identity flu season Lenovo Microsoft Excel Windows 8 Cameras VoIP Chromebook GPS Utility Computing Network Congestion MSP Unified Threat Management Cooperation Touchscreen Downloads Law Enforcement Google Maps Domains Disaster 5G Unsupported Software Entrepreneur Favorites Shortcut Fort Worth Superfish Blockchain CCTV Digital Emoji Tracking Application Display Proactive business communications systems Staff Multi-Factor Security Users Gadget Public Speaking Uninterrupted Power Supply iPhone Mobile Data Conferencing Hacks flu shot Permissions Spyware Cost Management Internet Protocol Flexibility Google Calendar Solid State Drive Employees Current Events Fort Worth IT

Top Blog

Let's look at the definition of disaster. dis·as·ter A calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.To Telesys Voice and Data, a disaster is anything that involves a major loss of data or major downt...