Even the best-laid plan can be disrupted, and any business needs to understand that going into these types of situations with limited knowledge is also risking the plan falling apart. Business technology needs to be cost-effective, and if you don’t have a plan, you could wind up paying far more than expected. It helps to have a professional on your side who can help you make these decisions.

Start with What You Have

Before you know in which direction to head with your technology, you must first understand what you currently have at your disposal. In the beginning, businesses tend to operate with minimal required software, but as a business grows, its needs quickly surpass the means it has of accomplishing them. Old tools become obsolete over time, and they could potentially lead to security issues.

Being honest with yourself about where your current infrastructure stands is an important first step in the right direction. We recommend that you conduct an audit of your systems at least once a year, and if you get an external professional involved, all the better, as business owners tend to be somewhat biased in their decision making and judgment calls related to their organizations. You might discover that investing in new technologies can save your business a lot in the long term.

Help Your Employees with Training

It doesn’t take much to trick even the most vigilant users with a phishing scam, especially as they grow more and more sophisticated and difficult to detect. You’ll need to offer your business training so they can remain aware of the most common types of threats. Trust us when we say that the costs of the training are a pittance compared to what a security failure could cost your business.

Automate What You Can

There will always be parts of your operations that you can streamline through automation, especially mundane or competitive tasks. You can use software to handle certain tasks automatically, and several businesses already have the tools to handle this without even knowing it. If you ask us at Setton Consulting, we can help you figure out the best approach for your specific needs.

Tackle Security Head-On

Cybersecurity is a challenge that continues to grow in its complexity and scope. You never know when a threat will sneak its way through your defenses and keep your business from operating as it should. You need a strategy in place to manage your IT infrastructure and its security. You might consider solutions such as security software, password management, and system monitoring.

Naturally, the job of securing an infrastructure can be a bit much, especially for a small business that has limited technological expertise and a smaller budget to work with. You can make this task easier by working with the knowledgeable technology experts at Setton Consulting. We can secure your infrastructure and proactively monitor it for any potential threats.

To learn more, call us today at (212) 796-6061.