- 15 Mar, 2019
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- IT, security,
Now that we are well into 2019, are you still using your 2018 IT security strategy? Since technology advances at such as rapid rate, you can’t afford to be left behind. Don’t get caught unprepared for threats to your business data. If you have not put a proper security plan in place yet, now is the time to get started.
Begin with the Budget
Most small-to-medium-sized businesses have a mediocre IT budget. Often, IT is a department that is over-stressed and underfunded, working to keep up with daily tech tasks and unable to focus primarily on security. Start with a realistic budget, not a vague estimate which can lead to difficulties down the road.
Setbacks and Surprises
Without an accurate IT budget, you can find yourself in trouble when it comes to repairs, replacements, upgrades, and setbacks. Not only are those things costly, but lack of funds for these unexpected issues underscores your lack of planning. Absence of preparation will be more expensive in the long run.
Planning for Upgrades
Rather than upgrading your IT security piecemeal, having a smart upgrade plan in place will reduce stress and save your company money. Unfortunately, much of an IT budget can be blown on unplanned upgrades or trying to keep up with the latest tech tools.
Supporting with Security
Regardless of your budget, it is imperative that your IT security strategy matches your overall business strategy. Look at what you hope to achieve in the current year and determine how your technology and security can support your current business goals. Are you launching a new product or initiative? If so, what technology should you invest in for 2019 to push your company to the next level?
No matter the size of your company or your budget, every business needs a network and IT security that supports the future of your business. Contact us to learn more about IT systems and security.