The right technology is crucial to the long-term success of your business. But, how organisations and IT departments operate today, could soon look very different; with advancements in technology showing no sign of slowing down.
Here are five top tips to help future-proof your business IT.
1. Become Mobile
Evolving attitudes towards work are redefining the 9-5 office environment. And it’s your people who are driving this change as 67% of UK office staff consider mobile working to be more important than a company car.
But, while mobile technology allows remote employees to stay in constant communication, and provides unified access to business information, many organisations are failing to invest in the necessary devices, network infrastructure, and software needed to manage this transformation.
To future proof your business IT, you need devices that are secure, manageable, and robust.
Facilitating modern working practices and productive employees, find out more about how a managed mobility solution can give you the best technology for the job, and future-proof your business.
2. Be scalable
Wherever your business is now it’s likely that you have plans for growth. But investing today in the technology you need for tomorrow, isn’t usually possible. Instead, you need a scalable IT strategy that aligns with your current business needs, while preparing for any future growth.
Agility is a hot topic in the IT world, with how quickly your business can respond to change playing a big part in maintaining your competitive advantage. With technology-as-a-service, new software can be rolled out, and processes can be scaled up (or down) to meet your changing needs; without any fuss or disruption. So you only ever pay for what you use.
3. Move to the cloud
With no expensive hardware, cloud-based services and storage reduce your IT investment costs. You simply pay for what you need, on a month-to-month basis, without any long-term commitment. For example, with a managed solution from Genisys, you get access to intelligent cloud storage, while paying up to 90% less than an on-site setup.
But cloud solutions do more than save you money; they also deliver additional benefits when it comes to future-proofing:
- Access enterprise-class tools that keep your operations agile, secure, and competitive
- Enjoy regular, free updates as standard
- Retrieve and share business critical data instantly – from any device; boosting employee productivity, efficiency, and collaboration
- Scale up and down as needed
- Work alongside any existing IT investments
Find out more about how the cloud can empower your people and position your business for the future.
4. Invest in connectivity
In business, connectivity isn’t just desirable, it’s crucial; with unnecessary interruptions causing nothing but frustration. But just how do you future-proof your connectivity platform?
As change needs to happen fast, first and foremost you need a partner that can keep up. So, to guarantee access to industry-leading connectivity solutions that adapt quickly to your growing business you need the best possible solutions from best-in-class partners. Of course, it’s much easier to find a managed service provider that can do this for you!
Find out how you can access the widest array of secure connectivity options, benefit from superior network performance, and grow your business. All for the lowest possible cost.
5. Invest for growth
With technology-as-a-service, everything is taken care of for one fixed, predictable monthly fee. So your business can enjoy the benefits of best-in-class software and technology, without the upfront investment. And because you don’t need to worry about maintaining expensive hardware, or future updates, you’ll never get any nasty surprises.
When it comes to future-proofing your business, nobody knows what’s around the corner; particularly in the light of Brexit. But by investing in flexible, scalable, agile IT solutions that support modern working practices, you’ll be ready for change; whatever form it takes.