You wouldn’t by a car without checking under the hood and taking it for a test-drive. This saying applies to almost any aspect of life, and when taking care of your network, there should be no exception made.
It’s not enough to invest in new technologies for your enterprise after some cursory research and word of mouth. You need to know what you are signing up for, and this doesn’t just apply to mere functionality. There is a need to be wary of hidden fees, compatibility issues, upgradability, security issues regarding bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs, and myriad other aspects that will ripple out from the implementation of new technology and possibly cause headaches down the road.
For instance, one of the possible hang-ups possible when investing in cloud computing can be simple downtime. System crashes, hang-ups, and even slow web performance can lead to employee downtime, and in the case of some industries, this can cost upwards of $5,000 per minute of downtime.
Time spent doing nothing is negative profit. Investing in any technology comes with risks, but knowing how vet options when purchasing new technology is of upmost importance.
One of the best ways to stay up to date on the latest emerging technologies and get a line into invaluable insider information is to attend conferences, like the upcoming New York Tech Summit hosted by CXtec. As the premier educational and knowledge sharing event for information technologies professionals, the NY Tech Summit offers many seminars, including case studies and industry trends given by industry experts. Additionally, it offers many opportunities to network and discuss the future investments that your company will make with the leading minds in your industry.
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