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Technology Goals For The Rest Of 2022

There is no denying that we live in a digital age at the moment. New technologies and trends are coming onto the scene all of the time, and this is something that you are going to need to be prepared for. With that being said, in this blog post, we are going to take a look at some of the technology goals you should set yourself for 2022 if you are yet to achieve them.

Move your business to the cloud

If you are yet to move your business to the cloud, now is the time! There are many benefits to be gained by going down this route. Not only will you be able to reduce expenses, but cloud protection ensures your data is secure. While the cloud offers a lot of benefits, you need to make sure you transition to the cloud effectively if you are to capitalise on all of these advantages. With that in mind, we are going to take a look at the five steps that you should follow when making your move to the cloud. 

  1. Use cloud-based applications and services to make transitioning easy

The first thing that you need to do is engage the right services and software so that you can make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. When you are looking for the best programs to assist with this, not only do you need to consider how easy they are to use but make sure you consider security as well. After all, this is critical. You want to make sure that your business is fully protected.

  1. Monitor maintenance times 

In addition to choosing cloud-based services and applications with care, you also need to make sure that you keep on top of maintenance times. This is where a lot of business owners go wrong during the transition to the cloud. When technology is on-site, scheduling maintenance outside of the working hours is very easy. However, when it comes to cloud maintenance, you must plan for any downtime that is involved. After all, the last thing you want is for your business to be derailed because of unexpected downtime. 

  1. Prepare for unfamiliar security challenges

We have already briefly spoken about cloud security so far in this post, and this is because it is of huge importance. It seems that a day does not go by on the news without the word of a data breach. A lot of businesses have an inclination to assume that they will not be the target of such an attack. After all, there are bigger fish to fry, right? Wrong!! All businesses hold data that criminal hackers want to get their hands-on, and because of this, all businesses need to take cyber security seriously. If you don’t, you can find yourself with a massive problem on your hands. Not only will you need to spend money getting to the bottom of the problem and patching up the security vulnerability, but you will also need to spend money fixing your reputation too, which will have taken a massive hit. If that was not bad enough, you will most likely have a fine for non-compliance as well, so a data breach is a very expensive occurrence to say the very least. This is why you need to make sure you take it seriously when transitioning to the cloud.

  1. Cloud staging 

For those who have not heard about cloud staging before, this is an adaptive strategy for desktop management that makes the most of cloud-based, centralized storage for a staging area to transform a desktop. The benefits of cloud staging are that it can help a business to lift and shift users to a completely new desktop platform or to co-exist with desktop types. This is something your IT service provider will be able to help with. 

  1. Consider that some data is best left off the cloud 

While transitioning to the cloud is something that comes highly recommended, it is vital to think about all of your data and whether it should be stored physically or in the cloud. In most cases, storing information in the cloud makes sense. However, there are going to be some forms of information whereby storing the information in the cloud really does not make sense. Of course, this all depends on the nature of your business and the sort of documents and information that you store. For instance, some sensitive data may be best stored away from the cloud.

Look for technology that will help you to achieve your specific goals

There are so many different software solutions out there for people today, so much so that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Nevertheless, we recommend that you zone in on your goals and what you are looking to achieve. After all, you cannot implement each and every tool or solution you find today. You need to choose with care. Think about what you are trying to achieve at your business.

For example, if you run a restaurant and you are looking for ways to be more efficient and to get more people into your restaurant without impacting the quality of your service, you may benefit from restaurant scheduling software. This will help you to get everything in order so that you can manage your team efficiently and take your business to the next level.

This is just one example of many. After all, there are so many different types of specialist tools and software programs available on the market today for your business to make the most of, so you need to think about this carefully when determining what is going to be right for you.

Assess your security efforts and make sure any vulnerabilities are patched up

Last but not least, one thing that all businesses need to take seriously is security. The issue is that a lot of business owners feel that they won’t be a victim of a data breach. They assume that their business won’t be a target. However, all companies can end up being targeted, so you really cannot afford to take a risk when it comes to matters like this. You need to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to protect your business and your customers. After all, data breaches can be incredibly difficult to come back from. Not only do you have the cost of patching up what went wrong but you will face fines and you will have the cost of fixing your reputation. And, trust us; building trust up again is certainly not an easy thing to do. If you are not sure where you stand in terms of security, you may want to consider paying for professional penetration testing services. With this, someone will basically ethically hack your system for you, meaning you can fix problems before hackers exploit them.

Final words on setting yourself technology goals for the rest of the year

So there we have it: some ideas and suggestions when it comes to setting technology goals for your business throughout the year ahead. We know that it can seem like it is a never-ending list of things that you need to address with regard to your business and tech. However, it really is important to keep on top of these sorts of matters because the last thing you want is for your business to get left behind because your competition has gained an advantage on the tech front. 

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