I’ve had several conversations over the last few weeks with people telling me they are doing everything they can to cut costs and focus just on what they need for 2009. When it comes to technology upgrades, they are buying only those programs and services needed for the next 12 months. Let me tell you why this is wrong.
If you’re thinking about making purchasing decisions on servers, software, phones, web hosting and other technologies for your business, now is the time to think about scalability. It’s a buyer’s market.
Today, we are downloading more information than ever before onto our servers with more graphics, larger files and more real-time collaboration. The same goes for web hosting. On our web sites, we’re adding bells and whistles on a daily basis. Whether we’re adding new e-commerce features, blogging services, networking components or weekly video webinars, many of us are challenging the limits of our web hosting capabilities. We need more room. And don’t forget all your information should be backed up and taken off site, which requires additional storage space.
There are two costs associated in upgrading technology. The first is for the product or service and the labor cost in implementing it. The second cost is the transition time it takes to get up to speed with the new product or service.
If you factor in these costs for taking two jumps in technology upgrades (instead of one), you might be better off better off in scaling the technology needs of your business for 2010 and not just for 2009.
In a tough economic climate, it helps to remember that “tough times don’t last, but tough businesses do.” Take advantage of a buyer’s market and position your business to be the first one out of the gate, in terms of technology, in 2010.
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