It’s time to tackle your technology planning for 2021. Now, more than ever, the strength and security of your business’ technology strategy can be the key to running a successful business.
If you’re not sure what to focus on, IMPACT Technology Group is here to help. We can assist you in determining exactly what your business needs to maximize profit and success. From there, we’ll work together to implement the perfect technology plan for your business.
Whether it’s redefining how you use the tech you already have or completely upgrading your system, 2021 is the year to get started. By focusing on a few critical areas, you can ensure total peace of mind for your business’ technology strategy throughout the year.
The most important thing you can do for your business is protect it. Cyber attacks can be expensive and the damage long-lasting. Save yourself money and frustration in the long run by coming up with a cyber security plan up front.
Professional and dedicated cyber security tools, defenses, insurance, and training will ensure your business’ protection. If you have an IT provider, they can set up a cyber security strategy for you.
2. Remote Workforce
It’s more imperative than ever that your business be set up to work remotely successfully.
If you haven’t already, now is the time to incorporate services like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Suite into your business. These platforms allow your team to communicate more effectively, streamlining your day-to-day operations.
Additionally, you’ll want to ensure your employees have the tools they need to work remotely. Internet based phone systems, a reliable network, and a unified email platform are all minimum requirements.
Most importantly, move as much to the cloud as possible. This will allow you to access data and tools from anywhere, meaning you and your team can work from anywhere.
Anything that is absolutely mission critical to your business should be able to be accessed remotely.
3. Infrastructure Upgrades
Your business deserves high quality equipment. Routers, computers, servers, and other tech are what keep your business running. With that in mind, upgrading when necessary can ensure your business’ efficiency.
A high quality router will give you a VPN that allows you to connect to your data from anywhere, bolstering your remote work strategy.
Updating your employees’ workstations, including computers, monitors, and other accessories will keep your business fresh, innovative, and compliant. Upgrading your equipment every few years keeps your employees happy and maximizes your IT budget.
Overall, the better you prioritize your infrastructure, the more smoothly operations will run.
4. Compliance Tools and Assessments
With technology comes rules and standards that must be adhered to in order to ensure privacy and security. Compliance with these rules ensures consumer confidence, as well as upholding standard business practices.
You’ll need tools that allow you to conduct regular compliance risk assessment and reviews. IMPACT can help you analyze how reliable your existing processes are and what needs updated in order to maintain compliance.
5. Training Your Team
Invest in your team. Teach them not only how to use the provided technology, but also how to navigate compliance, cyber security, and other relevant data. There is a wealth of training courses and resources available to bring your team up to speed.
If any of these items are unfamiliar to you, now is the time to redefine your priorities. You owe it to yourself, your team, and your customers to have a clear technology roadmap heading into 2021. Sound technology initiatives are not only smart for business, but can be critical for securing customers and satisfying employees.
Whether you need help implementing new strategies or are starting from scratch, IMPACT Technology Group is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.