Do you remember using your first webcam? Or the first time you made a Skype call? For me, it was 2004 and I talked to my cousin who lived in Ukraine. Despite poor resolution and some major lag issues, we thought it was just the coolest thing. This was cutting edge technology for the time, but it didn’t take long before that webcam and low-res call to become obsolete because it couldn’t keep up with technologies being developed.
In the 1960s, Gordon Moore made a prediction that said computing would increase in power at an exponential pace, and at the same time the relative cost would go down. And he was right. Cell phones are a great example of this because most of us have seen the technology evolve in our lifetimes. In 1984, the first commercially offered cell phone cost several thousand dollars and could do one thing: make phone calls. Only 25 years later the first iPhone was released, allowing owners to make calls, check their email, browse the web and download and listen to music, all for $499.
The same trend is happening to technology in business; it is getting better and less expensive simultaneously. That is why at Tempest Technologies we believe it is important for you have access to the latest audio-visual technology as a starting point, and to plan for upgrades every few years to keep it relevant. When breaking down your technology investment into monthly payments, we can make that happen without burdening your capital budgets with large expenditures.
Here are the top three benefits for building a long-term technology plan and paying for your technology over time:
A Predictable Expense. By paying monthly for a package that includes equipment, service and maintenance, you won’t have to worry about which years you need to budget large cash amounts to purchase new technology.
Technology Upgrades. Every three years Tempest will audit your technology environment to look for new options to improve efficiencies. With monthly payments, we’ll easily be able to switch out old technology for new without changing your monthly expenses drastically.
Use Cash Wisely. When you pay monthly for your technology, your cash is freed up to invest back in your business. Companies may prefer to use their cash for inventory, new employees, advertising, or other items that give them a return on investment.
As technology becomes faster, eclipsing current technology at an exponential rate, an affordable long-term technology plan will ensure you are using the best technology in the most efficient manner to run your business without falling behind the curve.
Contact us to ask how you can integrate the latest technology today, plan to stay current over time, and have it all maintained without the upfront financial burden of upfront purchasing.