On average, 31% of an organisation’s technology is made up of legacy unsupported systems. Maintaining these systems can be expensive, with an average of 60-80% of IT budgets allocated to keeping them running.
With funds being diverted to keeping outdated systems running, business growth hindered and sales lost, legacy systems are expensive.
By keeping hold of your old technology with the idea you’re saving money, you’re overlooking the hidden costs…
Reliability & Costly Repairs
Old systems can cost a business 10-15% more per year for maintenance alone. Keeping old applications and software running also requires:
– Ongoing management and resource.
– Multiple customisations and integrations to ensure different systems communicate with each other.
– Skilled tech support for applications using old code.
Old mobile devices are slow and impair productivity, with 48% of UK employees wasting up to three hours or more per day due to inefficient hardware.
Outdated legacy Windows technology is not structured to help businesses keep up with current market demands. Slow, unfamiliar interfaces and cumbersome navigation costs valuable time.
Specialist training on a less-than-friendly interface can take time and at best can only be partially effective. If users are not comfortable with the way a device works, they will not get the full benefit of what it can do.
Continued use of the now out-of-support Windows mobile devices exposes businesses to potential security issues.
Although the Windows-based handheld computers warehouse workers use daily for critical tasks may still be functional, those devices are at greater risk for security breaches, software malfunctions, and functional limitations that don’t support evolving operational needs.
Research shows that for 38% of employees, their happiness at work impacts their performance. And with more than 50% of UK employees dissatisfied with workplace technology, it’s clear that outdated, obsolete, and hard-to-use systems are affecting staff morale and performance.
The landscape is changing…
Ecommerce continues to surge, set to amass £3.4 trillion in global sales by 2021.
Delivery times are rapidly shrinking, while peak seasons continue to expand. More and more, consumers expect to get exactly what they want when they want it.
Warehouses face labour shortages, high turnover and greater reliance on temporary workers, which all translates into the constant need to train employees.
It’s hard to keep up with business when yesterday’s devices weren’t made for today’s demands.
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If in doubt, having an expert partner who can offer advice can help ensure you make the right decision.