With new tech popping up every other second, it can be hard to decide which investments to make for your business and which ones aren’t worth the expense. Tech spending hit $4 trillion alone is 2019 and keeps on growing, according to reports by CNBC. Don’t waste your money on just any tech. Take a look at the latest must-have investments you should make to keep your competitive edge razor-sharp.
Saving money by allowing employees to bring in their own devices might cost you in the long run. While employees appreciate the chance to use their own personal devices for work-related tasks, it’s a bad idea from a security standpoint and puts your company at great risk for online hackers. Company-issued laptops, cellphones, and tablets can install the right programs and provide the necessary updates to ensure better security to keep private, sensitive company data safe from online threats of all kinds.
What is virtualization? With virtualization, you can run multiple operations and even diﬀerent operating systems on one computer — without aﬀecting reliability or straining the system.
Virtualization tech is a great way to fully use physical hardware, with minimal downtime, better workﬂow management, and faster application positioning. With the ability to obtain computing resources at any scale, it’s no wonder virtualization is a standard component of enterprise IT frameworks. It’s a worthwhile investment for any business looking to level up its IT game.
Forget the frustrating downtime due to maintenance, storage limitations, and the frequent investments to buy more power when dealing with physical servers. Turn to virtual servers for a more eﬃcient, cost-eﬀective use of resources. Virtual servers make it easy to bump up to a new level as needed. You won’t have the space or cooling requirements needed as with a physical server either. Maintenance on a virtual server couldn’t be easier, and no longer means a total shutdown. Better security is just an added bonus.
Communication matters now more than ever. Are you investing in the right tools to provide remote and in-oﬃce employees a better way to communicate? Cloud applications from video
conferencing to chat groups to project management goes a long way to keep teams eﬀectively working no matter where they are located. Assigning tasks, face-to-face internet meetings, and collaborative projects can all be handled within various apps made for the job. Seek out new ways to grow your company’s communication and you’ll forever reap the beneﬁts of a more uniﬁed, engaged team.
Software as a service, or SAAS, operates on a subscriber basis. Unlike the traditional method of purchasing a license for a set price for a set period of time, SAAS is ﬂexible. Pay for the features you need, scale up as necessary and discontinue the service as required. It’s a way to get great
value without the added (and pricey) costs of hardware, recurring maintenance, and the support of an experienced IT staﬀ. Instead, you rely on a third-party vendor for the applications you need, with all the beneﬁts the app brings — and none of the extra costs associated with it. It’s less expensive than producing your own in-house applications and oﬀers a much faster way to reach your business goals.
What tech investments will you make for your business in 2022?
With a large number of companies planning on increasing their technology investments, where does that leave your business? Spend your money where it counts, on company-owned devices, virtualization, virtual servers, cloud communication, and SAAS applications. Rely on these
cost-eﬀective methods to keep your business humming along in 2022 and beyond.