By Mark Shaw
Over the past few years, we have discussed several different yearly topics on what to watch. In 2018 we discussed everything as a service. Servers, email, everything heading to the cloud. This was a long discussion on how to change your current hardware and software spend from a capital expense to a monthly service model.
In 2019 we talked about security. Why it’s so important and why doing the basics is the most critical thing you can do for your business. Employees are firm’s biggest asset and weakest link. Starting with a plan that allows you to help educate and train your team is the first step in Cyber Security 101.
And finally, last year in 2020, we discussed how your cyber security company should NOT be your internal or external IT resources. They hold different functions, require different skills, and much like in accounting – one person should not have all the keys to the financial kingdom. This is not dissimilar from your technology.
Now in 2021, everything is coming together. All the technology changes that we have been preaching since 2018 are culminating into this great “work-from-home” event called COVID-19. The slow pace of migrating your environment to the cloud and educating on security separating business functions in technology, have been thrust into the spotlight of the current pandemic environment.
If your business has not been following the technology path as quickly as you would have liked and you are stuck with the pain of servers in an office, an office you might not need anymore, then now is the time to consider the move to the cloud. This guidance in 2018 is still a path that is viable today.
By Mark Shaw