Nine symptoms for diagnosing ailing IT

Nine symptoms for diagnosing ailing IT

Summary: From tired hardware, to expired support contracts and creaking networks, the tell-tale signs that suggest urgent treatment may sound all too familiar

TOPICS: Networking

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    7. Block on mobile devices
    If you are still stopping users from getting email on their smartphones, or not allowing wireless on the network, it's time to wake up to the new world order. Not only do you need to enable the use of these devices, you need to open Exchange to iOS and Android.

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    8. Poor staff retention
    Employees leave for many reasons, but when you learn they are citing poor IT and support, it's time for a rethink. Of course, end users should not dictate IT policies, but neither should policies be a contributing factor to high employee attrition.

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    9. No support for mobile workers
    Staff need to be able work anywhere. Managing that facility is nowhere near as difficult as it once was, yet some businesses still refuse to provide it. In some cases, their network infrastructure is simply not up to the task. If yours can't handle a few telecommuters, you urgently need to upgrade.

    Time for a change
    Does your IT meet contemporary needs and follow best practice in today's tech-centric world? If not, it's time to take a hard look at what needs to change. If any of the problems listed here sound familiar, it may be time to migrate to the here and now. But what other tell-tale signs have you come across?

    This story originally appeared as 10 warning signs that your IT landscape needs to change on TechRepublic.

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Topic: Networking

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