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4 ways your legacy tech could be costing you


Published on December 13, 2017

Tech is the backbone of your business. As time goes by, your legacy tech can become more and more problematic. So why have legacy servers and programs become such a problem for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across the board? According to a 2017 ITIC survey, 47% of SMBs say that one hour of downtime can cost their firms $100,000 in lost revenue and end user productivity. 1 Sticking with legacy systems might mean you’ll encounter:
  1. Content routing to wrong folders
  2. Different programs for basic functions
  3. File-size limitations
  4. An overwhelming user experience
While the need for replacing legacy systems may seem obvious, it can be difficult to make the case for a sweeping overhaul. And a short-term solution can end up costing you even more in the long run.  A long-term solution , on the other hand, can ease operations while lowering costs . For example , Dropbox Business saves organizations an annual $368,200 on average over the course of five years. 2
”Dropbox Business gives us a secure, unified place to store all of our work and helps reverse the friction that can come with having hundreds of computers in one company.“ —Bill O’Donnell, SVP of Mobile Products at Kayak
To learn how reliable cloud-based storage can save you money, check out our latest interactive eBook, How Dropbox Business can save your business from legacy tech. Source: 1. “Hourly Downtime Tops $300K for 81% of Firms; 33% of Enterprises Say Downtime Costs >$1M”, 2017, ITIC 2.“The Business Value of Dropbox Business in Supporting Collaboration,” 2016, IDC White Paper, sponsored by Dropbox