As the year kicks into high gear, IT and digital trends will continue to transform the way companies small or big do business.
Is your business ready for these changes?
1. Cloud-First Approach Dominates IT Systems
Cloud technology remains one of the most promising technologies to look forward to in 2021.
According to CompTIA, businesses will continue adopting a cloud-first approach in terms of their strategic IT infrastructures.
Few businesses will adopt a cloud-exclusive strategy. However, companies will increasingly modify or adopt business systems that fit with cloud strategies, rather than the other way around.
The trend will look different across various business verticals and sizes, but cloud adoption is here to stay. At ClearFuze, we’re dedicated to researching the latest technologies available for specific verticals, like Investment & Finance, Entertainment, Architecture, Healthcare and Law Firms. Cloud services allow for real-time collaboration and enable businesses to leverage their mobile workforce.
2. Cybersecurity Becomes Even More Important
With the advent of advanced tech and continuous improvements of existing ones, cybersecurity is going to be even more important.
In 2020, hackers and cybercriminals took the opportunity to attack more often. According to Crowdstrike’s Global Security Attitude Survey, ransomware victims paid an average of $1.1 million in 2020.
As a result, 2021 will see the rise of more CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) and CISSPs (Certified Information Systems Security Professionals). At ClearFuze, we have team members with both certifications. These CISOs and CISSPs will play a bigger role in keeping businesses safe from cyber attacks.
3. Tech Industry Faces Stricter Regulation
The tech industry also faces the challenge of navigating regulation from governments and institutions.
Big Tech has suffered legal repercussions in previous years, whether it’s from the mishandling of sensitive user data or weaponization of platforms.
In 2021, smaller firms and businesses can also expect heavier scrutiny from authorities.
As a result, they must be informed about changes in policies and regulations, as well as international laws such as the GDPR. ClearFuze has helped many clients navigate compliance requirements.
4. Enhanced Network Connections Go Global
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the world only knew about the potentials of 5G technology and Wifi 6. However, 2020 has proven the need for such tech and 2021 is when widespread adoption will occur, especially with so many people working from home.
According to Deloitte, 86% of executives believe that advanced wireless technology will transform their businesses within three years. Adopting better wireless technology is a necessity for a strategic 2021 business plan.
At ClearFuze, we optimize your networks to ensure maximum employee productivity and operational efficiency. A well designed network connects multiple devices and systems seamlessly so that each aspect can communicate with the others, minimizing slow systems and downtime.
How to Ensure Your IT and Tech are Up to Date?
Finding a place that showcases leading companies in IT can be challenging. At ClearFuze, we provide services relevant to your IT and tech needs.
From managed systems and cloud services to data security and network infrastructure, we help you match your IT capabilities to your business needs.