In every industry, companies need to be aware of foreseen changes in the technological world. This is the year that more widespread change is expected and top businesses, regardless of size, need to be prepared.
Studies show a high correlation between firms that have significantly invested in technology and those that are the top-ranking firms in each field. We have compiled 3 technology trends that leading businesses are embracing to help them drive efficiencies and gain a competitive edge in 2019.
- The Days of “Break/Fix” Are Over
There will always be systems that break and an internal staff or Managed Service Provider who will provide a quick fix. If you want your business to thrive, your IT service levels must extend beyond the simple realm of “break/fix.” Most leading companies already have a planned timeline with a full roadmap of IT projects that will lead them to future-focused solutions at a steady pace. At Entara, we derive our client IT roadmaps from the Gartner Business Model and divide them into four categories: Run, Grow, Transform, and our newest addition – Secure.
- A “Red Team, Blue Team” Approach to IT Security
Security is becoming an increasingly noticeable issue for all organizations. Despite an elevated focus on security projects, many companies lack confidence in their technology infrastructure. Originally, the “red team, blue team” approach was employed by the military to test-force readiness. As the military has long known, it is not smart to have the same people who manage systems also audit them for cybersecurity holes. Companies need to invest in this approach to IT security to better protect their employees and clients.
- Process Automation that Drives ROI
If you have not yet begun the journey toward automation, then 2019 is your year. Automation is one of the most transformational projects that companies are currently undertaking. The first step toward your future in automation is to identify your most basic and repetitive business processes. At Entara, we provide the capability to automate with EntaraWorks, a Service-Now based platform that leverages a fully-managed underlying platform for clients.
Key Takeaways: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond
Today – you need to ask the appropriate questions to prepare yourself for the future in IT. How is your company using technology to transform your business? Grow your businesses? Secure your data?
Tomorrow – Nail down your security strategy. This needs to include a partnership of internal and external resources.
Beyond – Once your timeline is planned and your IT roadmap is set, looking at your company’s future becomes even more clear and exciting.
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