You’re probably familiar with the old fable about the grasshopper and the ants. While the grasshopper enjoyed his summer, lounging in the sun and singing, the ants worked diligently to store food for the winter.
When summer passed, guess who was kicking himself for not planning ahead?
At Silverado, we spend a lot of time and energy explaining why it is so important to plan ahead when it comes to IT and security needs. Unfortunately, not everyone heeds our advice. Like the grasshopper, they stay busy with other priorities. Now, more than ever, that planning is critical.
For a good number of our clients, the “work-from-home” scenario was designed to be a short-term approach. Now, with questions of whether or not we are still in a first wave of the healthcare crisis, and with the very real possibility of a “second wave” in the fall, it’s time to think about longer-term implications for your IT – and why flexibility will be the key to success.
That’s why I’m hosting a webinar on July 14 to give you concrete examples about what downtime can really do to your business, what you can do today in a small way to plan for the future, and what areas of IT experts can best help with.
Aspects of IT to Consider in Your Planning
Are you on top of all the key areas of your tech and IT security? In the webinar, I’ll be discussing each of the following, as well as action steps you can take to proactively manage them.
“Office in a Box”: This is everything you need to onboard a new employee, from hardware to access to IT systems. Do you have one in place, or are you piecemealing your IT strategy every time you hire someone new?
Hardware: We’re shifting toward a model of “pay as you go” or paying just for what you need. You should consider whether to lease, rent or buy your hardware, taking into consideration the ROI of everything from laptops to your cloud server.
Line-of-Business Software: If your software doesn’t offer a subscription or isn’t cloud-based, you can still move it to your cloud for a hybrid approach, and I’ll discuss it in the webinar.
Layered Security: In the webinar, I’ll cover the top three ways to secure your remote workforce that you may not be aware of.
Communications: Now that we’ve moved to decentralized workforces, you may need to consolidate communication tools to cut down on unnecessary costs.
Support: To keep up with IT management and maintenance, working with a managed services provider can be a cost-effective and productive strategy, and I’ll speak to this in the webinar.
Hope to See You at the Webinar!
I hope this post has intrigued you enough to sign up for the webinar on July 14. Whether you’re a long-time planner when it comes to IT security and management or you’re starting from square one, I hope to provide you some great takeaways.
To get advice tailored to your business, sign up for an assessment so we can help you, like the ants, prepare for the future.