5 Technology Trends Businesses Have Their Eyes On in 2019
We are almost halfway through 2019. This is a great time to look at the technology trends that have been very popular among businesses in the months gone by and which are expected to continue being popular throughout the rest of the year too. Businesses have tried hard to stay on top of these tech trends and ensure that they are leveraging the trends to gain a wide array of operational and financial benefits. Take a look at these trends to see how many of them have you been able to keep up with. If you find that you’ve missed out on something, know that it’s not too late! Since these technology trends would continue to rule the business world not just in 2019 but in the years ahead too, you can act right away and adopt these trends to begin enjoying their extensive benefits for your business:
1. Collaborating With Managed IT Services Providers
More and more businesses are beginning to realize that they need more expert help when it comes to their IT operations. With the technologies constantly increasing in complexity, it is becoming that much harder for the businesses to comprehend and implement them in a risk-free way. It’s no wonder businesses are seeking to collaborate with managed IT services providers, third-party companies that offer to take care of practically everything IT related for businesses. It is interesting to note that SMEs are at the forefront when it comes to partnering up with managed IT services companies, because managing the complicated IT processes can be particularly expensive for the SMEs. Going for managed IT services is helping the smaller businesses to stay competitive, by enabling them to reduce their IT related costs by a huge extent. Learn how CTG Tech helps businesses with its managed IT services: https://www.ctgmanagedit.com/services/managed-it-services/
2. HaaS is the New Favorite Service Provisioning Model
If the term HaaS is new to you, read our blog article to understand what is this new service provisioning model that all businesses are currently raving about: https://www.ctgmanagedit.com/rent-it-hardware-and-save-so-much/
To define HaaS succinctly, it is a model where you get to use premium-grade hardware resources at highly affordable costs by renting it from a managed services provider. Businesses that are relying on the HaaS model are saving a lot of money that would have otherwise been spent on buying and maintaining expensive IT hardware resources. In this model, there is only one fixed cost every month associated with the hardware, that includes cost of maintenance and support too. Businesses don’t have to worry about having a large sum of money ready upfront to get their hands on the latest IT equipment they want to use. They only have to make sure that they can afford to pay the monthly installments for using the equipment.
3. More and More Businesses Now Want the Cloud
Cloud isn’t exactly a new technology discovery, it has been in the picture for over several years now. What’s new about cloud in 2019 is that it’s no longer being viewed as a choice, it is rather being seen as necessity. Cloud technologies are now considered as pivotal to the operations of any organization. Cloud is what allows businesses to recover quickly from disaster events, improve collaboration and mobility for the employees, leverage much more flexibility and cost-efficiency, and get a higher degree of security. Because of so many benefits of cloud computing, businesses are now willing to transfer all their integral technology components to cloud, whether it’s their hardware, software, or data.
A leading cloud service provider, CTG Tech offers a wide range of hosted cloud solutions to help businesses who want to implement a cloud-based infrastructure and enjoy the many benefits associated with such an infrastructure . Learn more about our cloud services here: Cloud Service Provider
4. Approach Towards Security is Broadening to Include More People
Hacking attempts have become more common today than ever before. Furthermore, what’s at stake today is also much more than before. Therefore, cybersecurity is an issue that businesses are approaching with a renewed perspective, one that encourages a more collaborative effort. Firstly, businesses are hiring managed security services to tighten up their cybersecurity. By delegating the responsibility of their cybersecurity to a managed security service provider, businesses are able to rest assured that their network and systems are being monitored constantly for timely identification of anything out of the ordinary. Quicker identification of threats means quicker actions and measures can be taken to defeat any possible security attack on the business.
Secondly, businesses are also realizing how essential it is to actively train their own employees on cybersecurity. A lot of hacking attacks become successful because employees are unable to recognize the common tricks and tactics that are used by the hackers. Social engineering attacks like phishing become successful because of lack of proper user awareness. Hence, with the help of their managed security service provider, businesses are providing the necessary cybersecurity training to their employees.
Take a look at what CTG Tech offers as part of its managed cybersecurity services.
5. Co-managing Technology Needs With Third Party IT Experts
Along with managed IT services, co-managed IT services are also witnessing a rise in popularity. With co-managed IT services, businesses have found the nice sweet spot between outsourcing their IT processes and maintaining their own IT department. They can hire a co-managed IT services provider for help, only in the areas where they need it. For the rest of their IT needs, they can have an in-house IT department to depend on. Large scale businesses are especially enthusiastic about this option. Given the extensive nature of their IT operations, they may find that their in-house IT team just doesn’t suffice. The high workload may necessitate the hiring of 3rd party IT experts who are willing to share some of that workload. Co-managing their technology needs with a 3rd party service provider allows the large enterprises to plan and execute their large-scale IT goals and strategies more cost-efficiently and conveniently.