It’s the new year, and if you haven’t thought about your company’s business goals yet, you’re already late to the game. But there is still time to make sure 2017 is better than the last. One way is to make room in the budget for improving your technology solutions.
Here are two of the most important resolutions you should consider:
Updating Your Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan
Having a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) plan is essential to ensuring any business remains successful. After all, a business’ data is its greatest asset. But how long has it been since you’ve considered your plan? Is it up to date with the industry’s latest standards? Are you still just storing backups locally, or have you considered enlisting the Cloud in your backup arsenal?
An old plan is better than no plan. But it isn’t by much if your backup servers are one step away from failing.
Without taking your BDR plan seriously, every other resolution your company made could disappear along with all your data. Your year might be off to a great start, but losing all your data could mean losing everything you’ve created. Don’t let 2017 be a year of failed dreams.
If this is your first time reading about backup and disaster recovery plans, then don’t treat this as a potential resolution, prioritize creating a plan immediately.
Hiring an IT Consultant
Let 2017 be the year you stop saying, “We’ve always done it this way.” Technology is always changing, and best practices are evolving with it. What you did in 2016 might not be sufficient this year. If you’re still doing things like you did even three years ago, you’re almost guaranteed to be up for an upgrade. The best way to find out is to ask an expert. Make hiring an IT consultant a resolution.
Have you observed what your competitors are doing in the industry? Are you noticing their client base is increasing? It might not be because they are better at what they do than you, it could be a result of increased productivity. Believe it or not, your technology is either streamlining your workflow or hindering it.
Do your employees just wish they could have their old computers back? Does your office assistant still write everyone’s schedule on paper? Does your CEO’s office have bad Wi-Fi signal? It’s time for a change.
Sure, you could try to look up IT solutions yourself. But if you’ve read this far, that means you probably haven’t even considered upgrading your IT in a while. Do you really trust yourself to get the job done?
IT is a continual project, not a one-off. It touches nearly every part of your business in one way or another.
Don’t Leave Your Technology Solutions to Fate
Make 2017 the year your business flies into the future and leaves its competition behind. Don’t wait another day to begin implementing your technology solutions. There is no happenstance or serendipity involved in ensuring your technology performs at its best. In other words, no amount of black eyed peas will make your company more productive. The success of your technology solutions involves a conscious effort and constant refinement. Our team at Axxys Technologies can help.