Here Are The Technologies You’ll Need Post-Quarantine
As states and cities across the country work to reopen businesses and public spaces, it’s important for business leaders like you to consider the near future of their business. What changes did you make during the pandemic should be continued? What, if any, can be reversed?
Check out our latest video for expert insight about the future of the business world:
In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted changes in the business world that were happening anyway – the adoption of cloud services, the use of virtual workspace platforms, and more:
Now that businesses have moved to the cloud, they’re not likely to purchase infrastructure and move their data back into the office. The cloud has long been the future of the business world, and there’s no going back. Maintaining and growing cloud services will allow businesses to keep a flexible IT environment, ready to support their organization as it grows, and providing a useful contingency if remote work becomes necessary again.
Ideally, you didn’t have to have your staff use their cell phones to make and receive business calls during the pandemic. If you switched to a VoIP solution during the pandemic, you’ve likely seen the benefits – greater access to business lines, additional features, and lower costs than conventional phones.
When you need to meet, you don’t want to have to rely on reply-all emails, and you’d rather not have to call each employee separately, right? You’ve undoubtedly seen the benefits of using a solution like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Going forward, instead of canceling a meeting because one team member is working from home or traveling to meet with a business contact, you can meet virtually instead.
This pandemic has been like an open season for cybercriminals. When businesses start prioritizing remote access to data over the security of that data, they make an easy target for hackers. That’s why you need to take additional steps to secure remote access. From disabling split-tunneling on your VPN to making sure Wi-Fi is effectively password-protected, cybersecurity will always be important.
Now that your business has comfortably adapted to the conditions of the pandemic, it’s time to reflect on what has worked and what hasn’t. Take this opportunity to optimize your remote work capabilities and harness the full benefit of the technologies you’re using.
Advantage Industries is a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) providing practical networking and software solutions, as well as web site and application creation services. For nearly two decades, Advantage has worked collaboratively with hundreds of clients in understanding complex business processes, identifying needs, and providing recommendations tied with sound technology solutions custom-tailored to their business.