During difficult economic periods companies typically reduce budget, reduce staff, and postpone technology upgrades. While such cost cutting measures are often prudent and necessary in the short term, technology experts warn that managing for the short term can become costly long term. Erik Eckel, IT consultant, writes, “Suspending hardware investments can prove short sighted. Eliminating system replacements and PC upgrades may well worsen an organization’s predicament.” Executives have taken Eckel’s cautionary advice to heart as companies continue to upgrade technology even in these tough economic times. This white paper explores the Top 4 issues to consider when contemplating upgrading your business technology.