With more time on their hands and more businesses going online, hackers are “working” harder than ever to launch cyberattacks and hacks on businesses. Your website being hacked or a virus being sent out through your server can bring your business to its knees, especially if you’re an online-only business. To protect your business against cybercrime, ensure you’ve got adequate antivirus software installed on all devices, email firewalls, website security and if necessary, a VPN. Retrain your staff on cyber security every year as much of the responsibility for the safety of your server relies on them not opening links or mails from suspicious sources.
Many businesses will continue with a work from home policy for much of 2022 or the foreseeable future. This can make teams feel somewhat disjointed. To keep communication strong and teamwork at the forefront of your day-to-day operations, investing in remote working tools can improve morale and productivity. Simple business tech upgrades like cloud computing software or group chats can strengthen your team in 2022.
Amazon Web Services
Does your business rely on events to generate revenue. Amazon Web Services will allow you to run live streams and virtual events online. You could use this for conferencing, staff training or hosting live events which will help your business continue to adapt in a time when social distancing is still necessary for our health and safety. This business tech upgrade will also allow you to compete globally as events aren’t restricted to geographic locations.
If you had a less than stellar 2020 and 2021, you’ll be desperate for a better year in 2022. Businesses are set to start making use of predictive analytics tools to gather data on consumer behaviour, buying patterns and trends before making strategic decisions to try a mitigate any risk. Read up on the top 38 predictive analytics tools here and add them to your list of business tech upgrades for 2022.
These simple tech upgrades can make a big difference to your success in 2022. If you’re at a point where you are ready to expand your business and you have been trading for over 12 months, apply for an unsecured business loan on our website.