The fast evolution of technology never ceases as time goes, and it’s at a point now where changes occur almost every day. If it isn’t a new piece of software or hardware, it’s another feature added to the latest technologies everyone uses in the workplace.
So how does your business remain competitive is such a rapidly changing tech environment?
Despite these never-ending changes, a lot of it exists to help businesses progress in a business climate that’s increasingly competitive. You’ve probably noticed yourself the more intense competition you’re facing and wondering what you can do to stay several steps ahead.
The important thing is to choose your technology wisely with all the myriad options out there. This doesn’t necessarily mean you choosing the technology yourself. When you find a quality IT management team, you’ll have a dedicated team working as consultants to guide you on which technology best suits your company.
Once you make smart decisions based on your business structure, you can instantly improve your business tenfold. You’ll place yourself in a position where you can work anywhere, have scalability options, plus have better group collaborations on critical business projects.
Let’s look at four ways technology can improve your business IT and what some of those specific technologies are to help you grow.
1. Cloud Technology
There isn’t any bigger gift to the world of IT than the cloud, which still isn’t ubiquitous in every company. Over the last decade, the cloud has already helped many companies store their data safely in a server that’s monitored around the clock. Those companies were also saved by the bell during times of disaster thanks to cloud data always being available 24/7.
Despite all of the inaccurate stigmas about cloud security in more recent years, it’s worth your time to see if the cloud can help you. The cloud is only as good as the security and management that comes with it. With this in mind, continual monitoring helps keep all your data safe from hackers so you can keep private customer data or your trade secrets secure.
2. Security Technology
While a quality provider of the cloud above can assure you having reliable security, good IT management gives you the best security available across the board. This includes superior encryption technology and virus protection for when you or your employees work out in the field.
The world of mobile is extensive now in companies, and you’re possibly doing the same with a BYOD policy. Encryption and virus protection for mobile devices has almost been exceeded in importance level beyond home office security. Much of this is due to the use of public Wi-Fi systems and the stronger potential of catching viruses through spoofed emails.
3. Finding Ways to Scale Easily
You obviously want to grow your business quickly, though how can it be done when you have a sudden influx of customers this holiday season? It’s become simpler to do with cloud technology since server space is easily expandable the same day if necessary.
The best cloud solutions have scalability options that allow you more server space to accommodate extra software, hardware, or website visitation surges.
No more do you have to worry about having your server crash when your business suddenly receives more publicity.
4. Sharing Information Online
In order to stay competitive, you’ll need to stay connected with your employees at all times, especially when working on critical business projects. Thanks to the cloud, you’ll connect easily and even use tech like audio and video conferencing in seconds, no matter where you are.
Collaborations on this level keeps everyone on the same page while also being able to share documents in real-time.
The greatest thing is the cloud doesn’t cost as much as you think. It saves you time and money because the cloud only costs a monthly flat rate from the best providers.
Contact us here at Stanfield IT so we can provide the technology you need to improve your business in 2016, and through the rest of the decade.