When you are goal-setting or analyzing your plan for 2023, as a business owner, it’s a great time to consider technology assessments.
Technology assessments are a way for you to figure out if you have solutions in place for security, productivity, disaster planning and more – and the new year is the perfect time to start fresh and move forward.
Here are some technology assessments to consider this year.
A hardware firewall, which is a device that is used to enforce a network boundary, is a critical tool for your business. In a nutshell, all your network links will cross through this firewall – meaning it inspects inbound AND outbound network traffic and offers another security layer for your business. It’s a critical piece and should be on every business’s list.
Your employees work in a different way than they did 5 or even 10 years ago, and that means they likely use multiple devices to access information. So, that makes endpoint security (protection for individual devices on your network) something to update, install or at least do a deep dive on this year.
Backup/disaster plan recovery
No one wants to think about an IT disaster, but the fact is, they happen. And if you have a disaster recovery plan or backup plan in place, you can minimize the downtime and pain of one – and the fact is, if you haven’t been targeted yet, you will be one day. You’ll need a plan for on-premises systems and your cloud-based systems like Microsoft 365, so make this the year you put a solid plan in place.
While email might seen like old technology, it is one of the most popular means of communication. Do you have a reliable platform for your email – one that has security filtering in place to clear out spam and limit phishing attacks and viruses? If the answer is I don’t know, or no, now is the time to firm up your company’s email.
If you have questions or concerns about technology assessments, we can help. The new year is a great time to take stock of your business and move forward with solid security measures. Contact us today!