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Office equipment is ‘decades behind’

By Paperstone on January 11, 2007 in Office Supplies

Many firms are continuing to use office equipment and technology which is more than ten years old, according to a recent survey.

Research by technology firm Software AG has found that 70 per cent of companies are relying on computers and technology which was built in 1996, something which the firm claims could be impacting on business.

Of those, only 13 per cent are planning to completely replace their office equipment, with 34 per cent of firms planning to try and modernise their current set-up.

Tim Holyoake, senior consultant at Software AG, has suggested that even attempting to update ageing technology is better than doing nothing with it at all.

Mr Holyoake said: "With so many companies relying on legacy systems, of which a quarter have been in place since 1996, it’s vital that these are kept as efficient and effective as possible.

"Technology is constantly changing and being improved. Using service-oriented architecture, legacy systems don’t have to undergo a full body transplant but can instead be given a facelift for better performance and without costly downtime."

According to a recent study, service-orientated architecture is predicted to be one of the biggest trends in the technology sector in coming years, as firms look to adapt their ageing office equipment to meet modern needs.

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