Do you work with an IT provider who helps keep your business up and running on a day-to-day basis?
Outsourcing your IT support is a brilliant solution to reducing panic when essential servers run slow, but as a lot of large IT providers are only responsible for upkeep, and it’s possible you might have missed some key technological upgrades that launched in 2021 that will improve how your office runs. During the pandemic, huge digital trends emerged that now allow businesses to improve automation, securely store data online, and even gain access to better equipment.
If you’ve been looking for ways to make your work processes more efficient, here’s what we’d recommend reaching out to your current IT provider about.
- Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing, if you want the fancy term for it, is “the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.” In short – it’s an essential service that allows businesses to continue operating remotely throughout COVID-19 lockdowns.
Driven by sudden popularity, Cloud Computing has improved over the course of 2021. Businesses can now access smart Cloud AI that can generate and store vast amounts of data. Instead of manually processing your market research, Cloud Manager and other SaaS suites have been developed to better “handle migrations and operations” across the board.
Growing Cloud Servers allow for increasingly reliable backups on secure networks, and it’s well worth reaching out to your IT provider to talk about their Cloud Services.
- Hardware Purchasing and PC Upgrades
As the business world becomes increasingly more reliant on digital connections with customers, investing some budget towards hardware purchasing is going to go a long way in upgrading your access to the internet, as well as key SaaS systems that can take pesky admin tasks out of your hands entirely.
Last year, Multicore processors (single architectures that incorporate the core logic of more than one processor) increased in popularity and allow computers to run faster than ever. If you’re a business with a lot of “background noise” (e.g you need to have multiple programmes running on each PC at all times), improving processing abilities will help you keep your office running efficiently.
- Cybersecurity Legislation
All IT providers know the importance of maintaining cybersecurity and data protection for their clients. As a result of huge increases in malware attacks across the world, UK legislation is often updated to force companies to stay on top of an ever-growing threat.
Businesses who manage personal data will have no doubt heard of GDPR, but have you heard of the new proposals made this year to protect smart devices (such as phones and tablets) from business-threatening data leaks?
It’s always important for you to stay up-to-date with current Data Protection laws, and reaching out to your IT provider for advice is one simple way to ensure your company is doing everything it can to protect its customers – keeping them happy, and the government.
If you’ve been relying on your own ability to manage Tech and IT at work, reach out to a local provider to see how they can help you improve your office. For Leeds-based businesses, consider booking a discovery call or ringing 0113 531 5400 to see how we can unlock your company’s potential, together.