New Year - New You! (Technology Wise)
When was the last time you updated your business tech?
Are you dreading a new year of IT difficulties for your business?
Happy New Year! A lot of people take this time of year to start working on improving themselves – cleaning up their diet, working out, setting goals, and following a daily plan. If this is you, then fantastic! These are all great things to do.
However, you might also want to consider giving some of your attention and effort to improving your technology. Do you really want to enter the new year being saddled with old and slow systems, security concerns, and nagging problems that never seem to go away? No way! It’s time to up your technology game, and NSG would love to help.
Some of the ways we can help include:
It’s unfortunate, but cybersecurity is a huge concern in today’s world. While technology does a lot to improve our lives, it also opens the door for unscrupulous actors to threaten our security. We are seeing more and more organizations requiring companies to meet security standards to ensure customer data is protected. This includes insurance companies, payment processing firms, and government entities. Here are a few basics of cybersecurity:
- Robust antivirus software that is monitored
- DNS filtering
- Advanced firewalls
- Security policies
- System updates and patching
Don’t just think you’re backed up. Know that you are. This includes knowing where your data is stored, and ensuring a reliable backup solution is in place to back it up both locally and in the cloud. Oh yeah, your backups should be encrypted too.
Replace Old, Outdated, and Unsupported Systems
We all want to get a good bang for our buck out of technology, but as technology ages it tends to slow down, become less secure, and develop problems. For instance, did you know that Microsoft is ending support for Windows 10 on October 14th of 2025? Did you also know that a lot of older systems (2019 and before) are incompatible with Windows 11?
Microsoft also ended support for Windows Server 2012 in October of 2023. Aside from not having any support, any systems running Server 2012 will increasingly become a security risk as exploits are discovered but not patched by Microsoft.
If your systems are old, slow, or running unsupported software, maybe it’s time to consider an upgrade. You’ll be amazed at how great it feels to have a new fast and responsive computer system.
Address Lingering Problems
Why bring old problems into the new year? Maybe your systems are slow, frequently crashing, or experiencing other problems that just keep lingering. Let’s work on getting all of that stuff cleaned up so we can set you up for success in the new year.
It’s time to up your technology game for the new year and leave old problems behind. Replace slow and outdated systems. Increase your security. Ensure your important data is safe and backed up. At NSG, we want your technology to work for you, when you want it to, and the way you want it to. Feel free to reach out if you’d like some help with improving your technology and security for the new year and beyond.
Set Your Business Up for 2024 with an Ann Arbor Computer Service
It’s not too late to set yourself up for new year’s success! Network Services Group is an Ann Arbor-based Computer Service that can help you update and maintain your business technology. For smooth sailing in all IT matters, call (877) 815-6974 or submit a contact form here. We look forward to helping with all your tech needs!