The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we knew it, in many ways, forever. While its impact on our day-to-day lives has been huge, the impact has been even more severe from a business perspective.
One major change for businesses was the need to switch to the
Here are 5 common challenges they faced from the IT perspective
Access to critical data and applications
For businesses that didn’t store their key data and applications in the cloud, this was a huge challenge. How do you ensure each of your employees have access to all the business data, programs and apps they need to operate efﬁciently? Companies that had already adopted the cloud as their core data storage means didn’t face this challenge as everything was accessible from anywhere, using any internet enabled device (laptops/PCs/tablets/smartphones, etc., )
With employees working from home, businesses’ fears of cybersecurity incidents were increased. Cybercriminals, on the other hand, knew full well all the security lacunae that existed in a hurried remote working environment setup and exploited them to the fullest. Industry reports showed that the initial few months of the pandemic saw an increase in cybercrime and related attacks on businesses.
For businesses that didn’t operate in the cloud, data loss was another problem to look into. How do you ensure data backup and recovery when your staff is using their personal devices for work purposes? Also, how do you ensure they are taking all the precautions necessary to secure the data they are storing on their devices?
Some businesses provided their employees with their work devices at home. For example, employees in some companies were allowed to take their ofﬁce computers home for work use. But, that still didn’t solve the backup and recovery or cybersecurity challenges entirely, because management still lacked ways to maintain control over the devices.
With employees working from home, it was a challenge for many businesses to manage their phone
Key lesson: Move with the times, adopt new technologies, adapt to newer ways of working
The one thing this pandemic taught businesses is that it is important to move with the times and adopt and adapt to the latest technology. While you don’t have to be the ﬁrst one in the market to invest in the newest technology, once its effectiveness and usefulness is proven, it does make sense to switch to it. For example, cloud technology offers solutions to almost all the challenges we discussed, and has been on the market for quite some time now. Here’s how the cloud allowed businesses to overcome the challenges posed by having to suddenly switch to the remote operations model.
This issue is easily resolved by migrating to the cloud. The cloud offers unparalleled connectivity to your
The cloud provides solutions to data safety and cybersecurity challenges as well, because data stored in the cloud is naturally much safer and difﬁcult to break into than data stored in your employee’s home computer. The cloud offers multiple layers of security, including some from your cloud service provider.
With the cloud, businesses don’t have to worry about losing data, as it won’t be stored on their employee’s personal computer, but at a centralized location in the cloud.
The cloud renders any hardware issues
Businesses that had adopted the VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) were able to tide over this challenge easily. VoIP allows you to communicate by sending voice as data packets using the internet. The VoIP system is primarily
While these technologies can help a great deal in helping you maintain business continuity, you will need the assistance of a reputed MSP to deploy them and also to ensure they are functioning as they are supposed to. Plus, there are always other security concerns that crop up in a remote working environment when you can’t easily monitor your staff’s IT activities if they are using their personal devices. Your MSP will be able to offer solutions and control mechanisms that can help put these concerns to rest.
For more information please contact,
Larry Davis | President & CEO | Altitude Unlimited, Inc.
Phone: 2018479151 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
160 Chubb Avenue, Suite 204, Lyndhurst, NJ, 07071 https://www.altitudeunltd.com/