Your business is vulnerable, and that’s the truth. If someone got their hands on one of the laptops from your company, they might gain access to some important files. That’s an issue that you don’t want to have to deal with. It could damage the reputation of your company and affect your profit potential. Do you think customers will buy from you again if you’ve already lost their data once? Of course not and that’s why protecting your business technology is important.
Keep Laptops Under Lock And Key
When they’re not being used, laptops should be stored safely under lock and key. Ideally, you want a metal, steel container, with soft close drawer runners installed for easy access. You can also set this up so when not in use, these laptops can be put on charge. As well as being safe and secure, they will also be ready to use when and if an employee needs one. You can get a storage unit designed for your laptops that will hold up to three hundred. That should easily hold all of the computers that you’re using in your business.
Don’t Use External Hard Drives
It’s probably best to avoid using external hard drives completely, if at all possible. External hard drives are often quite small and mobile. In the past, that was good news as it allowed easy transferals of data and information. Now, though, there’s a better option, and that’s cloud technology. With cloud tech, external hard drives are obsolete. Instead, information can be transferred easily from one system to another without risking security. You should have a cloud system set up for use within your business. If you don’t, you might want to think about getting one as they are quite cheap to use.
One of the biggest risks to your business technology has got to be a computer virus. If you deal with a virus on your system, it could crash all your business servers. At that point, it could send your company back to the stone age and wipe off all the data that you need. Some viruses can even clone entire networks and use the information for fraud. In most cases, a virus enters the network due to an employee being somewhere they shouldn’t. That’s why it makes sense to have locks on internet usage, within the office. It’s not just about stopping employees goofing off.
Use An IT Support Team
Finally, you should invest in the services of an IT support team. An IT support team will monitor your systems carefully. They will do everything they can to stop a virus from entering your business network and causing havoc. If it does, they can then aid you with disaster recovery. Without an IT support team, it can take months to get a system backup and running. With one, systems can be restored to full function in minutes.
We hope you take this advice on board and make sure that your business tech is protected. Tomorrow may well be too late.