Something about flipping the calendar over to a new year means the opportunity for a fresh start — a chance to do the things you knew you should have been doing, but didn’t. Since businesses are run by human beings, the same could apply to a business. Here are 3 New Year’s resolutions for businesses to consider for 2017:
Cycle Out Aging Technology
Doesn’t every office have some workstations or servers that don’t work well anymore? Maybe you held off replacing up upgrading to save money, but support on older machines costs more than you thought. Make 2017 the year you replace creaky older technology and enjoy higher productivity and efficiency with newer devices and software.
Perform a Network Assessment
Often, networks don’t grow in dramatic large steps. Instead, they grow by little dribs and drabs — a machine here or there to accommodate a new hire, or a new software. After a period of time though, you have a network with no up-to-date documentation, which stifles strategic thinking. Since you don’t what you have, you can’t possibly manage it. This also means, looking forward, it’s hard to define what you need. A thorough network assessment will provide a myriad of data to help you make informed strategic decisions. It will pay for itself many times over.
Get Serious About Network Security
Maybe you think you already are serious about Network Security. “I have a firewall, and I have anti-virus software!” you say. Nowadays, threats loom from vectors that those two methods never anticipated. Stay ahead of the bad guys with a multi-layered approach to Network Security that includes a combination of technology, employee training and corporate culture. Devise, implement and enforce a company security policy and keep it up to date.
Looking at these three resolutions, the only trick to keeping them is to get started. And the only impediment to getting started is, you’re too busy running your business to spare resources to plan and execute these resolutions. So get help! Clare Computer Solutions can provide expertise in planning and executing these IT projects — basically, acting as your company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO).
The result is, a business with up-to-date, reliable, and secure technology. Contact us now to get started!