Through both the COVID-19 pandemic and the already rapid rate of technological advancement, the way we work has changed significantly over the past few years. Working remotely while conducting business as usual has pushed technology into new spaces at new paces, creating new trends in IT and in small business management. Here are some of the biggest trends in business technology right now.
The Cloud is Key
Remote working has become the norm for many businesses or has at least become more prevalent. Because not everyone is sharing an office space, or connected to the same server, most businesses, small and large, are starting to adopt cloud-based storage options. With the cloud, employees can connect to all the vital information that the company shares from anywhere, anytime.
Investing in Security is More Important Now Than Ever
Data breaches were more expensive in 2021 than they have been in 17 years. Costs rose from $3.86 million in 2020 to $4.24 million in 2021, which means that investing in cyber-security now will save you money in the long run and is more important than ever. While moving your information to the cloud, it can become more susceptible to data breaches. Ask JFG for recommendations on how your business can be more secure!
Unified Communication as a Service is Necessary
Just as the need for cloud-based information has increased, unified communication as a service (UCaaS) has grown in demand as well. UCaaS allows your team to work collaboratively from anywhere, just like the cloud does. While not everyone can work face to face all the time, investing in UCaaS gives your team the next best thing, from video chat to instant messaging. The team can still communicate quickly and efficiently when you switch to UCaas!
JFG offers both cyber security and cloud solutions to help your business stay efficient. Contact us today so we can make your life easier with our IT services!