We’ve all heard about some of the bizarre and extravagant perks that emerging tech companies offer to entice employees and candidates. And we’ll admit, we at Skytap have our fair share of snacks and sparkling water! But as experts in modernizing enterprise technology, we’re also keenly aware that things like kombucha taps and ping pong tables pale in comparison to the benefit of having technology that is reliable, fast and consistent.

In fact, in a 2016 survey conducted by Dell and Intel on the technology trends shaping the modern global workplace, 60 percent of respondents said they’d rather receive high tech perks at work, instead of common, low tech benefits like ping pong and free food.

So what does this mean for your business? Well, it’s simple – you need to modernize your technology before employees and recruits start losing faith in your ability to deliver. I recently wrote about this topic for InformationWeek:

Our lives and workplaces are digital, and the expectation is that our work should move fast, keep us always on and reachable, and allow us to multitask all day long — for better or worse. When your technology is unreliable, processes break down throughout your business, making life harder for employees and eroding trust in leadership to provide the best resources for efficiency.

Read more about why modernizing your enterprise applications is crucial for maintaining a strong team in my article for InformationWeek. And if you’re interested in seeing what Skytap Cloud can do for your business, take this quick guided tour through our capabilities for modernizing traditional applications in the cloud.

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