While looking to the past isn’t often an idea tied to information technology, there are times when it can play a valuable role in your strategy for it. Let’s look at some modern IT concepts that rely on foundational ideas set back in the day.
Ensuring that your business’ hardware infrastructure and other tools are secured is the opposite of a new idea. Access controls have been utilized on a need-dictated basis ever since door locks were invented.
However, with so much more being handled electronically, the hardware solutions necessary for many standard operations nowadays are just too expensive for many businesses to manage and maintain for themselves. This is where the cloud has shown considerable value, allowing access to the hardware needed to support these processes without the associated costs of maintaining and running them. Furthermore, this makes a business’ resources inherently more secure—if a disaster were to strike its location, the resources aren’t exposed to any risks.
Many businesses may look at their information technology as tangible proof of their capabilities, not realizing that seeing their IT as evidence of their success is fundamentally misunderstanding the purpose IT solutions have in a business setting.
Any good IT resource will tell you that it is their job to not only maintain functionality for businesses operating with the help of technology, but to identify the best ways to maximize the impact this technology has. Basically, your IT resource should act as a resource to help you do the most with as little as possible.
While threat management was once entirely a responsive action, modern threat management is geared toward a significantly more proactive approach that works to identify and resolve weak points in a network before they’re taken advantage of. With end users still posing significant risks, properly training them to conduct themselves in a secure way will help to greatly reduce the severity of threats that come your way.
While businesses have access to better technology solutions than ever before, a lot still hinges on how well these solutions are used. Innovative Systems, Inc. is here to help implement the tools you need and make sure you get your value out of them. Give us a call at (501) 217-8484 to learn more about what we can do for you.