As one gets older this question appears to be getting more and more important, particularly since technology is changing so fast. However, in reality, fears of new technology are generally just that – fears.
Yet, whether it’s an individual, a business owner or large organisation, this fear of change seems to manifest in the excuse that there is no reason to change; or the old adage “If it isn’t broken, why fix it?”
However, as intimated earlier, technology is changing fast, as are business techniques. Consequently, it is vital that a business starts to use the latest solutions as quickly as feasibly possible.
For example, one particular program still used by many companies is Lotus Notes – but unfortunately with the development of cloud, software such as Lotus Notes is being left behind.
Yet, as highlighted above, many organisations refuse to move simply because they are fearful that doing so will not only be difficult but could cause unsettlement in the workplace.
Again, the reality is a lot further away from the truth. Switching from Lotus Notes to, say, Google Apps is easy. Furthermore, switching is fast, cost effective and will ultimately save money.
However, don’t take my word for it. One company looking for a solution recently is a company called Valeo. André Gold, Technical Senior Vice-President told googleusercontent.com: “We were searching for an innovative way to significantly reduce our office infrastructure costs while simultaneously improving user collaboration and productivity. Our pilot with Google Apps demonstrates that this target is achievable.”