When is it a Good Time to Upgrade my Software?

As an IT professional, I’m routinely asked, 

“Should I upgrade my software?”  

Not including the need to upgrade due to hardware or operating systems requirements, I always respond, 

  • “What does the new software version or platform do for you that you can’t do now?” 
  • “Will the new features bring value to the business?” 
  • “Will this upgrade save you operational time?” 
  • “Does it fit into your business, strategy, direction and goals?” 

Businesses with solid strategy know the answers to these questions.