As we begin the New Year, we are looking ahead, at what 2019 may bring for the business world’s IT and technology priorities. With an ever-increasing threat of cyber-attack, new legislation forcing businesses to truly assess how they store their data and innovations in technology occurring on a daily basis, it is vital that companies outline what course their IT systems should take this. Below, we take a look at just three of the top priorities for businesses to consider in 2019.
Storing business data has always been a significant priority for companies, due to the fact that data loss can have a detrimental impact on the survival of a business. However, 2018 marked a new era in data storage, as GDPR was introduced, making it vital that any and all customer data is collected, stored and removed securely and safely, failure to do so could result in some hefty fines.
With a number of high profile cyber attacks plaguing businesses across the globe in 2018, it is clear to see that any business, no matter their size, runs the risk of being targeted. Effective cyber security measures should be put into place in every company to ensure that their vulnerability to cyber attack is kept at a minimum. A strong disaster recovery plan is also highly recommended, for worst case scenarios; an effective disaster recovery plan will aim to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible.
The past few years has seen a huge rise in the number of prospective employees seeking job roles that offer flexible working, and as a result, more and more businesses are choosing to implement IT systems that allow employees to work away from the office securely and efficiently. One of the most effective ways to do this, is to invest in cloud technology, which can offer unparalleled flexibility for employees trying to access documents, data, analytics and much more.
If you are currently planning your business’ IT priorities for 2019, contact the MWL Systems team today to discover how we can help you to implement the most effective technologies to allow your company to thrive.