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March 2015

Adapting to new business technologies may seem daunting. But when you adapt to new tech, you also create an infrastructure that is ready to change at a moment’s notice—no matter how big or small.  Whether it’s more processing power you need, more storage, or improved mobile access, today’s technology has the options you’re looking for to help you get the job done—without the headaches.

One of the keys to any businesses’ success is to know when—and if—to adapt to new technology. Companies with an adaptive mindset tend to perform better in every business agility subset, including recognizing customer trends and scaling resources to meet changing demands [1]. With that in mind, here are five ways your business can adapt to new technologies today—and prepare your workplace for any changes down the line.

1. Innovate in steps
As your business grows, you want to quickly adapt to new demands and opportunities. One way to do this is to invest in technology that you can add to or customize over time—rather than static setups that you have to replace whole every few years. Powerful workstations offer professional expandability and accessibility: When you’re ready to upgrade, you just open the hatch and replace a component.

2. Emphasize flexible designs
When you’re shopping for new tech, try to focus on designs that place a premium on flexibility. This could mean servers and storage sized to meet your needs, easily grow with your business, and integrate into your existing IT structure. Whatever the product, you want it to fit into your existing setup and fill one or more business needs. For example, business tablets running Windows integrate easily into almost any IT environment, and two-in-one hybrids can offer the functionality of both a notebook and a tablet.

3. Maximize productivity
Part of adapting to new technologies is identifying tech that offers a lot of bang for your buck. When it comes to productivity, new display technologies offer an easy way to reinvent the way you work with the same computers you’re already using. What’s more, a simple monitor upgrade can increase productivity up to 35 percent [2]. For an immersive visual experience, consider a curved display that offers a 178-degree field of view, an energy-efficient design, and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) connection for mirroring your mobile devices.

4. Automate security
Security issues are growing increasingly common and, unfortunately, they can hurt a business and its customer relationships. If your infrastructure is aging, chances are your security has fallen out of date. The latest generation of servers offer a range of automated security features and capabilities that scale with your business, including automated protection from viruses, data loss, and the resulting downtime. For peace of mind and ease of use, it’s hard to beat automated security.

5. Streamline your IT
When it comes to getting your IT up and running, it pays to have the best tools. Luckily, there is a range of new business solutions available, including servers, storage, networking, and services that can help you bring your IT in-house, manage it effectively, and improve your day-to-day IT functionality.

The business landscape is changing every day, offering competitive benefits to businesses that are ready to adapt. HP makes it easy to do so, and continues to stress innovation, flexibility, productivity, and security. As you manage your business roadmap for the year, consider making room for some new technologies—and see for yourself how a little tech can make a big difference.

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[1] VMWare. Business Agility and the True Economics of Cloud Computing
[2] Koala LLC Ergonimics Consulting. Observed Productivity, Efficiency and User Satisfaction when Using Multiple or Large Displays

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