Malfunctions, data leaks, frustrated employees… there are many reasons to recognise the obsolescence of your infrastructure. Too many companies delay their technological change, which benefits their direct competitors for whom adopting the cloud is already part of good habits. And you, when will you switch to a sustainable solution?

A recognisable phenomenon

At one time, however, you conducted very targeted market research. Your choice was made knowingly, and this technology offered the best advantages. But it is now time to move up a gear.

“In fact, keeping obsolete technologies can increase costs and reduce productivity. Obsolete doesn’t always just mean old, because a newer version might no longer be supported by the current system.

Steven Vanden Berghe – Presales Infrastructures at Econocom

Safety as a focus

Safety is probably your priority. Logic. Here too, an outdated system can quickly become an enemy. Even more so since 2020, where Hyperautomation and autonomous objects represent new possible security vulnerabilities.

What about backup or disaster recovery capability? Not to mention the serious consequences if your business is subject to strict compliance requirements. As you will have understood, the challenge is to stay on course and respect the cruising speed of the market, not that of your own business.

Impact on notoriety and people

Persistently working with obsolete technologies has effects both outside and inside your organisation.

“Damage to brand awareness is more visible than the loss of productivity, increased employee stress, or the costs of overtime worked to meet disaster deadlines.”

Raphael Adlerfligel – Infrastructure Account Manager at Econocom

No mobility without Cloud

Do you still imagine your employees being unable to remotely access your organisation’s strategic software? Yet this is the risk to which you expose yourself if you do not renew your infrastructure.

It is imperative to think about the mobile devices of your employees to stay one step ahead of the competition, but above all to ensure the connectivity of your talents to your organisation. One thing is therefore clear, you must adopt the SaaS and Cloud solutions reflex.

Don’t lose your customers to your competitors

Losing customers is probably the easiest thing to get. But not the most desirable. The only way to stay ahead of the competition is to keep your technology up to date.

“This means a regular performance review of your technology infrastructure. A long-term project for which it is advisable to involve management and end users, in order to develop a feeling of co-creation. And why not also involve your end customers? Your direct competitor may not have thought of it yet.”

Steven Vanden Berghe – Presales Infrastructures at Econocom

5 arguments against cloud adoption (and which aren’t)

Internal teams have other priorities. Announcing a major system upgrade may seem unthinkable and insurmountable to them.

  • I’m afraid of upsetting the team. A new solution requires a transition period and internal training. Small youthful illnesses lead to extra work.
  • The process can be long until the right solution is found. Market research, benchmarking, and stakeholder consultation take up valuable time for internal IT teams.
  • It’s like going back to square one. Current infrastructure may not be compatible with new technologies. The risks of an upgrade could lead to a complete overhaul of the system.
  • My solution still works. Why replace a system that is still performing its functions? No rush then, let’s just wait for the next update or the next innovation.

Do you recognise these arguments? You’ve got to admit that they are the result of a short-term vision. Your IT infrastructure may not directly generate revenue, but its financial impact is felt at all levels of your business. It’s time to take the step towards a technology more suited to your needs of tomorrow.

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