As we head into Christmas and the New Year is just around the corner, are your IT systems due for an upgrade? Here are three key things you can do to improve your business’ IT and keep everything running smoothly in the years ahead.
1). Move Fully To The Cloud
I have written a few articles already on the benefits of moving your business to the cloud and the advantages are very clear:
- reduced IT costs.
- improved security.
- ability to quickly scale your IT resources up or down as needed.
- ability to work from anywhere.
Many businesses currently work with a hybrid setup – with some parts of their IT in the cloud and other parts still running locally. With the right IT support team helping you, a full move to the cloud can be smooth, effective and lead to increased productivity.
2). Take Security Seriously
It’s hard to read any technology news, without reading about another large company being hacked. But that is only the tip of the iceberg, there are millions more smaller companies being hacked and their data encrypted and used as a ransom.
Most small business owners think they are too small to be targeted by cyber criminals but in reality it is the opposite. Smaller businesses generally spend less on their IT, don’t have dedicated staff and thus are a much easier target for hackers looking for an easy payday.
Fall victim and your business could grind to a halt and your reputation take a battering.
Businesses need to look past just relying on antivirus software and develop a multi layered approach to security. Working with a proactive IT support partner who knows what they are doing is key to keeping your business safe.
3). Upgrade Your Computer Systems
Upgrading your computers is an investment worth making. You will get a happier and more productive team for sure along with the following benefits:
- Increased productivity through the use of faster technology.
- Ability to use the latest hardware and software.
- Take advantages of increased security with the latest hardware.
- Happier staff that aren’t forced to use old and slow computers.
- Increased reliability of equipment.
If you are in South Australia and need help improving your IT infrastructure please contact DP Computing now!