As technology progresses each year, new solutions become available to help small business owners. These solutions can increase productivity, grow your business, and boost your revenue. Here are five technology solutions to fix in the new year.

Problem: Excruciatingly Slow Internet

Solution: Increase Network, Wi-Fi & Internet Speeds

The Internet has become even more of a lifeline this year. Think of how frustrating it is when that little buffering symbol pops up in the middle of a video call or when a website takes too long to load. From something simple like resetting your modem or router to more complex solutions like combining your connections for a boost, a Wi-Fi overhaul would help identify, diagnose, and treat your connectivity issues to get your business running at full speed. 

Problem: Yahoo and Gmail Let Me Down

Solution: Office 365 Email Migration

If your business is still using a free email service, it may be time to move your operations to the cloud. Using a free email account for a business comes with a variety of complications. From clients questioning your credibility to lacking an identifiable brand, all can hurt your business. Luckily, systems like the cloud-hosted Office 365 from Microsoft allow you to have more control over your business’s security and perception. When you migrate your business to a platform like Office 365, you’ll also be able to take advantage of shared calendars and contacts, tasks, and more. When you have admin privileges for an email server, you can add and delete accounts, create additional inboxes, change security settings, and keep track of sensitive information all at once.

Problem: Risk of Data Loss

Solution: Schedule Automatic Back-Ups

Backing up your data is a critical part of keeping your business running, but most people only remember that they haven’t backed up their work after disaster strikes. Virus attacks, stolen property, critical error, etc., can all lead to data loss if you do not perform regular file backups.  However, the best way to protect this information is by setting up an automatic backup system. These automatic backups can be performed daily, weekly, monthly, etc., based on your business need. It will run in the background while you are working and take the stress off of your employees, allowing them to focus on growing your business.

Problem: My Antivirus Is Out Of Date

Solution: Update Security Software

We know it’s tempting to click on that “Remind me later” button when a software update pops up, but don’t do it! Software updates are important to your digital safety and cybersecurity. Hackers love to find and exploit security flaws, and that update could include repairing security holes that have been discovered. These updates can also add new features and improve existing ones, like boosting program performance. It’s also a good idea to make sure your operating system is running the latest version. 

Problem: I Just Don’t Feel Prepared!

Solution: NEVER Leave IT to Chance

Whether your business is small or large, one thing is certain, problems can occur at any time.  Regular system and network maintenance can be challenging. Computers can crash, software can malfunction, and business could be lost. As a small business owner, it is important that you get the best IT support you can. Through 24x7x365 remote monitoring and management, Grand Technology Solutions can quickly identify and solve problems to get you back to a normal business routine. To learn more about our services, give us a call at (904) 606-6011 or email info@helpgts.com. We’re here to listen, and we’re here to help!

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