Maybe five years ago you revamped your IT infrastructure and switched out your old Windows XP system for the newest and the latest hardware and software; but that was five years ago, it’s now 2013 and you may be thinking about going through another round of upgrades. Here are 3 signs that your network is due in for an upgrade.

When Your Software is Old
We have already mentioned that five years ago was a good time to upgrade from Windows XP, if your system is still supporting XP in 2013, then the need for an upgrade is more urgent than ever. Believe it or not, while we are working in the field, we still see the occasional networks running Windows NT and 98!

Hey, we love the 90’s just as much as anybody else, but as a rule, if your software is older than your interns, then it is time to upgrade. Two advantages that come with running current software are increased security and greater collaboration capabilities. If you do upgrade from Windows 98 to Windows 8, then you may experience what author Alvin Toffler calls “future shock,” (i.e., being overwhelmed with too much change in too short a period of time). Think Tank NTG will be there to hold your hand and walk you through the last decade of technological advancements. We think that you will be pleasantly surprised with what the uture has in store for you.

When You’re Losing Your Competitive Edge
Technology is designed to increase productivity and provide solutions. The latest technology offers users the best solutions, as opposed to using “what has always worked.” If you are using old technology, and you are seeing your competitors pull ahead, then perhaps they are taking advantage of new technology solutions that you may may have been aware even existed. Ask Think Tank NTG about the latest in customer responsibility management (CRM) software and other technology solutions that will improve your customer relations and increase the size of your market.

When Your Wi-Fi Signal is Lacking or Nonexistent
The latest mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are designed to be helpful tools for business. If your network does not support mobile devices, then you may be missing out on several benefits mobile devices bring to the business table. Giving employees the ability to access their important work from anywhere, and improving communications are great incentives to join the mobile device revolution.

Think Tank NTG works hard to keep up with the latest technologies in order to bring businesses the best solutions. These are only three signs that your network is due in for an upgrade; there are many more signs that you may be feeling, like decreased performance and poor security. Give Think Tank NTG a call at 800-501-DATA, we will be happy to pay your company a visit or discuss your network for free, and recommend areas that could be upgraded to enhance your business. Call Think Tank NTG and let us make technology work for you!

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