I recently ran across this article that seeks to quantify how outdated technology detracts from a business’s profitability and competitiveness. Anecdotally, if one draws a dramatically different enough comparison we can, of course, assume the answer. For example, if Business A is still using a typewriter for all its correspondence and Company B utilizes a Word Processing program on a modern PC, which would be the most productive? Duh! Company B! But this is the first time I’ve seen a survey that actually attempts to quantify the differences.

Note, as does the author, the two research studies cited were commissioned by Microsoft and Intel, both of whom have a vested interest in having you purchase new technology. That said, the results made sense and were not all that surprising.

Since Simplex-IT’s free Lunchinar this month (November 22, 2013) addresses this very same issue, (When Do You Know Your IT is Obsolete?) I felt it would be appropriate to share the results of this article and the research it covers. To get all the details, go to http://zd.net/1apot3i.

Then make reservations for our Free Lunchinar! Go to http://bizblog.simplex-it.com/3248/youre-invited-to-a-free-lunchinar-when-do-you-know-your-it-is-obsolete/ to place your RSVP!