Business Technology Transformation: Your 2024 Success Guide
Your guide to starting strong in the New Year is here! Read and bookmark this blog as you strategize upgrading your business technology and workflows in 2024.
Each year, we pause to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments, challenges, and areas we’d like to improve. Businesses must undergo this exercise and make sure they’re prepared for a new year of growth and productivity. This guide will discuss S-NET’s best practices and recommendations for upgrading your business technology.
Step 1. Review the past year and take stock of your current business technology.
It’s essential to start from the beginning—what went well, what didn’t, where you planned to be at the end of 2023, and where you want to be at the end of 2024. Did you hit your goals this past year? How did your business technology help or hinder you? During this step, it’s also important to inventory your current technology and do a pulse-check on what’s happening in the market and your industry. Chances are you have one or more solutions or workflows that need an upgrade to help you keep your business moving forward.
Some 2024 trends S-NET has been advising customers on include increasing emphasis on AI, simplifying cloud infrastructure, and enhancing security for a distributed workforce. To streamline your business technology review, you can contact S-NET for a personalized assessment of your systems and get recommendations tailored to your goals.
Step 2. Determine your goals and priorities based on your review.
With your current state in mind, think about where you want to be in the future and how the technologies you’re using and the companies you’re working with all play a role. At this stage, it helps to start researching available upgrades with your current providers, new offers and promotions on the market, and new vendors better equipped to meet your evolving needs. As your business grows, the most critical part of planning is finding a business technology partner to grow with you and keep you on the cutting edge.
Step 3. Upgrade to a more mobile, distributed cloud environment.
The Cloud has become a business necessity, and its importance to the modern workforce continues to grow. S-NET recommends that all our customers upgrade their cloud environment with solutions that allow them to embrace distributed workforces and mobility-first workflows without compromising security. Solutions like Secure SD-WAN, SASE, and Managed Services all help enhance the capabilities of your cloud architecture. And if you want a complete refresh, consider upgrading your entire system with a single provider that can manage all your business technology needs.
Step 4. Revamp your security solutions.
Every yearly update must ensure that your mission-critical data, processes, devices, and users will all be secure for the months ahead. It’s also paramount to shore up productivity with built-in business continuity and disaster recovery measures that can keep up with the pace of business. Some solutions we recommend to our clients include our fully managed services, such as Managed Firewall, Managed IT Services, and Managed Network Infrastructure. Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Secure SD-WAN are popular solutions that help protect corporate networks and are worth mentioning again for enhancing security and updating cloud environments.
Step 5. Think even further ahead and become an early adopter of the cutting-edge.
S-NET leads from the forefront of the technological frontier, and we prioritize delivering innovative solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s business challenges. Keeping this in mind, we advise our clients to consider the near and distant future and start integrating up-and-coming technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and SASE. As more businesses embrace comprehensive cloud infrastructure, simplifying the management and upkeep of their systems will become a higher priority. We also encourage our customers to seek an all-inclusive business technology provider to advise and grow with them for many years.
As we look forward to the new year, the bottom line is to remember that updating your business technology is about future-proofing your business. The upgrades you choose today should align with your business goals, enhance your mission-critical operations, and help build the foundation for sustained success in the year ahead and beyond.
For expert insight and advice tailored to your unique needs, contact S-NET today! Our knowledgeable business technology experts can help you assess your current state and help devise a plan to get you where you want to go.
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