Over the last several months, significant technology changes have taken place. Cybersecurity threats have increased, email and video-conferencing have been the primary forms of communication, and enabling secure remote work environments has been critical to business continuity.
The past few months have been a time of changes and some challenges for small and mid-sized businesses. As we start to recover, now is the ideal time to take a look at the IT goals you set for your business for 2020. All is not lost, and your goals are achievable. By revisiting your IT goals, you can analyze where you are now and explore what opportunities currently exist, how your goals can be reached or adjusted for our new normal, and how you can kickstart new or continuing goals for 2021.
Assess Your Business Environment with Your IT Services Provider – Consider: How was your business affected by the COVID-19 crisis? What are the new day-to-day business activities or needs of your workforce? What technologies enabled remote work, and what technology do you need to assist your business and employees in reopening? Prepare to move forward while working with your IT services provider to evaluate and eliminate barriers.
You May Have Already Met Business IT Goals – Because of the COVID-19 crisis, your business may have already met or exceeded some of your IT goals. Many companies were looking to transition to the cloud, increase their ability to work remotely, improve collaboration, enhance communications, increase cybersecurity measures, and more. Those goals may have already been achieved, and it may be time for the next phase or setting new goals.
Once you evaluate, you’ll need to set a plan of action for moving forward. Determine if you have unmet goals and if those goals can be achieved within the remaining months of 2020, or if the timeframe should be expanded to 2021.
Additionally, COVID-19 caught many businesses off-guard and unprepared. Now, you need to consider what technologies, processes, or procedures you can proactively implement so that your business is ready and equipped for any future unexpected events.
While the world begins its recovery period, it’s time to look back and evaluate (with hindsight being 2020), so we can continue to move forward into a successful future.
As always, we’re here for you. To talk about evaluating 2020 business goals and moving forward, contact our team of technology experts at MidnightBlue for support and guidance.