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We often have good reasons for ignoring the warning signs. Technological change can disrupt work, create overtime and cause unplanned bulges in the budget. But eventually, there'll be no choice but to upgrade. Before the inevitable is forced on you, it's best to take the symptoms seriously. Here are nine clear indications that your IT needs to change.
1. Lost or forgotten passwords
When equipment reaches a certain age, you never know if a factory reset will bring it back to life. So, you should take it very seriously when passwords for security equipment have been forgotten, but you daren't reset to factory defaults because you fear the hardware will no longer function. Of course, the lesson here is never to forget security information. But that issue aside, when passwords are lost, it could be a sign that it's time to start replacing your ancient hardware.