IT New Year’s resolutions you should make for 2023
Posted on 3rd January 2023 at 12:10
Everyone is in the process of making New Year’s resolutions. Pledges that will make them fitter, healthier, wealthier, and wiser throughout 2023. Whether it be personal or professional, everyone has goals they want to achieve by the end of next year.
Soon you will all be sat in strategy meetings looking at ways to grow your business, increase production, or increase sales. Your IT technology and support are a vital part of that. Not only does it support production, but also protects data, and keeps your business running.
So, what IT New Year’s resolutions should you make for 2023?
Stay informed about new technology and software
Technology is an evolving entity. Rarely does software or hardware stand still before something new comes to improve or replace it. The market is constantly in flux, ebbing with new ideas and new fixes. It is hard to keep abreast of what is coming and what is becoming obsolete.
There are many blogs and magazines that you can subscribe to in order to keep a weather eye on the horizon. To help your business grow and stay protected it is worth knowing what’s good and what’s bad in the current technology world, and to know what is coming.
Obsess about cybersecurity at all times in 2023
As technology improves, so do the ways in which people infiltrate your systems. Often new technology means another way in for cybercriminals. The most vital New Year’s resolution you can make is to be almost paranoid about cybersecurity.
Businesses grow and hold more and more data, that means not only is the business monetary value more significant, but so are the data-rich databases they hold. There are still things that current antivirus software can miss, and human error is always a major factor. That means you need to be more vigilant.
Include Yubikey’s in your New Year’s resolution
All IT Support companies wax lyrical about Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). It is safer, and simpler for employees that don’t wish to remember longwinded passwords, it saves the need for storing passwords on your system rendering them vulnerable if your system does get hacked. Investing in Yubikey’s provides excellent protection that brings biometrics to your office.
Yubikey’s get rid of the need for using your smartphones making MFA much simpler and thereby increasing the protection of your technology. It is portable and can work on your laptops, so not only is it perfect for your office, but it is also perfect for those hybrid workers that log in remotely.
Communicate ideas before implementing something new
It is always easy to forget the end user. New software and programs might sound like a great idea, but you should always ask the frontline user their opinion. These are the people who spend their day-to-day lives working with the software designed to do their jobs. They might have some important questions or misgivings that you had overlooked.
More importantly perhaps, is that those same people need to feel valued. Giving them a say in important matters surrounding their software and the tools with which they carve productivity will help you retain key talent.
For more information about what to expect in 2023 or New Year’s resolutions you should make, call us today on 01327 300 311 or [email protected] for more enquiries.
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