A new Christmas tradition is taking shape, but it is not traditional in any sense.
I am talking about the gift and reception of consumer electronics as a Christmas gift.
New smartphones, laptops, tablets, desktops, xbox, digital cameras, high-definition televisions and more have become the first gifts for many people.
For all of our children, these modern devices are undoubtedly new Christmas "toys ".
For many people, Christmas without some new technology doesn't seem like Christmas.
But there is another reason why consumer electronics have found a way out under so many Christmas trees.
Like a device used in business IT
Very short life span.
So every Christmas, there is a lot of demand for new equipment.
It's not because the old equipment is broken.
The problem is that IT devices can't run in a vacuum
They rely on other technologies.
Think about the smartphone a few years ago;
It may still do everything it has to do, but it is not about dealing with subsequent technological developments, such as improved cellular networks, etc.
Ford launches new models every year,
The Ford pickup that was maintained 10 years ago can still do everything the pickup needs to do.
This is the case with most products.
The new model came out, but the old one could still do the job.
Clothes may be out of date but they will still keep you warm.
On the other hand, IT devices are still lucky three years after you buy them.
Equipment being cut-
Last Christmas was already on the road.
In this season, advanced products have been introduced to make better use of emerging technologies.
You can be sure that these shiny new devices will be abandoned before more Christmas comes --
It's time to change the equipment as a gift.
Do the right purchase, fast speed
Changing nature can make it easy for you to know the perfect gift (
Or on your wish list! )
However, it is not easy to manage a business.
When consumer equipment is passing through, it usually only causes personal anger;
But when the business has become, it has significant financial consequences.
Outdated technology can take a small or medium
Larger businesses are at a competitive disadvantage, resulting in inefficient processes and exposing them to costly downtime, business disruption, and security issues.
However, although the seriousness is different, the process of choosing the right laptop for Christmas gifts is not much different from the process of choosing the right enterprise investment.
Whether you choose a gift for someone or make a business IT investment decision, you must start by identifying the needs.
If you want to choose the best tablet for your daughter, you will want to know how she uses it and how she uses it --
What she needs is
Similarly, any good IT procurement decision begins with a firm understanding of the business needs that IT investments meet.
With this understanding, you can start looking for the technology that best meets your needs.
The next step is to study these technologies.
For consumer purchases, searching for product reviews online and talking to people who have used the technology is often enough to make a purchase decision.
But with the high risk of IT business, morein-
It is necessary to have an in-depth understanding.
However, many small and medium-sized enterprises
Large enterprises cannot keep up with the development of technology at all.
They are too many, they are always changing --
Every change affects what you have or are investing in.
Even IT professionals have a hard time keeping up with all product updates and new technologies.
That's why it's important for SMEs to get the best it support and consulting they can.
Its short product life cycle will not change quickly, which is good news for retailers, but it is a very bad news for small and medium-sized enterprises that do not focus on keeping up with the pace of technological change.
Just like a wife who knows that buying her husband a new iPad every other year can make him happy, it's better to accept fast-
Change the nature of it and turn it into positive.
Jonathan nuitch is very knowledgeable about the technology in the workplace.
He's executive vice.
President of Fortress Technology planners who provide a range of IT services to small and medium-sized enterprises across Canada.
Jonathan is a Certified Business Analytics Professional and Project Management Professional who develops and manages large IT projects for customers.
He also teaches business analysis and project management at two colleges of applied arts and technology.