As you know, a lot can change in a year, and it’s no different with technology. But is your tech ready to power you through another year? Are you falling behind your competition thanks to out of date technology? Do you feel prepared to take on the uncertainty 2018 could bring? It’s a lot to think about, but before you start stressing, here are a few tips on how you can ring in the New Year with confidence:
Reach Out for New Opportunities
Cloud computing is more than just a trendy buzzword, it’s the new normal for creating new opportunities such as:
- Enhancing efficiency with seamless collaboration between employees, customers and third parties.
- Boosting flexibility and enabling employees to access data off-site and work from virtually anywhere.
- Increasing data security and the ability to keep data backed up and fully recoverable in the event of a disaster.
If the cloud is nothing new to you, you should still take a look at how you’re already using cloud technologies. How’s your bandwidth? Could you use more server space? Are your subscriptions about to run out? There are always new opportunities to be found in cloud computing. You just need to know where to look.
Make a Toast to the Future
With the turn of the year, it’s common for people to take a look back at the past 365 days. Do you recall your computer crashing on you? Did you face unexpected server downtime? What about struggling with a dodgy network?
It’s difficult to feel confident about the future when the past year wasn’t so bright. You need a reliable, secure and scalable infrastructure to keep up with current trends and meet your growth goals. So, take the time to fully evaluate your infrastructure and look for room to improve efficiency for 2018 and beyond.
Ensure a Safe and Happy New Year
The year 2017 was a big year for natural disasters, from the hurricanes that barreled through the Southeast to the fires along the West Coast. And, we can’t forget about the cyber attacks that had everyone worried – WannaCry, Petya and WikiLeaks, just to name a few. One thing 2017 has definitely taught us is that you have to be prepared for anything. Conducting a vulnerability assessment covers every inch of your environment to identify where you’re at risk, including:
- Policies and procedures
- Application and databases
- File storage
- Compliance requirements
An effective vulnerability assessment examines your entire infrastructure to find the fragile points, prioritizes liabilities based on impact, and recommends steps to close gaps.
Let’s Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet
So, you want to make 2018 a great year when it comes to your technology but don’t know where to start? That’s okay – we do, and we’d like to help. We’ll work with you to understand your points of weakness. Whether it’s discovering how cloud can help you be more productive, taking a look at your networks or finding any gaps in your security, we’ll paint a full picture of your weaknesses and make unbiased recommendations. Let’s pop the bubbly and say cheers to 2018! Contact us.