Technology is vital to your business. It seems that every time you look, there’s a new way of doing things. Investing in your company’s technology is important in order to ensure that you remain competitive and are taking advantage of the productivity and security benefits technology has to offer.
Here are four ways to improve your business technology.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) lets you make voice calls through the internet, rather than a traditional phone line. The benefits of moving to VoIP are huge, and they can save you money. Unlike traditional phone systems, they can be set up and managed online.
VoIP systems offer scalability, quality, portability and are perfect for remote workers and employees who travel frequently. The cost of implementing VoIP systems is very good and businesses of all sizes can benefit from it.
Cybersecurity & Firewalls
Keeping your company’s data and business-critical systems safe from cyber attacks is extremely important. Hackers are finding more and more sophisticated ways to breach IT systems. Implementing a robust cybersecurity policy can reduce the risk that your company will be successfully targeted.
It’s not only large companies who are at risk of data theft, they are just the ones who make the headlines. SMEs are particular targets right now, due the likelihood that they will have less security and employees who are unaware of common hacking methods. It is estimated that 60% of small businesses who experience a cyber-attack, go out of business within six months.
The most common types of cyber security
- Phishing attacks
- Password theft
- Denial of Service (DOS) attacks
Improving your cybersecurity and firewalls will prevent a lot of malicious attacks.
Storing data on on-site physical servers, or installing software directly onto laptops or desktops, is a very resource-heavy and inefficient way to run your IT. It is estimated that migrating to the cloud can save companies at least 15% on their IT costs.
Cloud computing allows you to store everything virtually, which has many benefits including:
- Lower costs
- Reduced office space requirement for servers
- Ability to scale up or down with needs of the business
- Greater security for your vital data
- Increased uptime on servers and systems
- Accessibility for remote employees
Managed IT Services
Unless you have significant financial resources available, dealing with all of your IT needs in-house isn’t possible. A managed IT provider can work as your IT team, or in support of them, to plan and manage your business technology. Not only is this cost-effective, but also gives you access to greater resources and experience, increased security, and faster response times.
A good managed IT partner will not only be able to keep your business critical systems up and running, but can also help you plan your budget and resources for the future.
Keeping on top of the technology used within your business can be a game changer. Not only will your employees be able to use up to date and efficient systems, but your business will also be more secure against outside threats.