Business IT Resolutions for a Successful 2024

With everyone setting their resolutions in the New Year, here's your reminder that it's important to include your technology goals. In this video, we're discussing the 5 essential business IT resolutions for a successful 2024.

Let's dive in! 

5 Technology Resolutions You Should Make for the New Year 

Invest in Password Management 

The first resolution everyone should make focuses on strengthening cybersecurity posture.

Over 81% of data breaches involve stolen or weak passwords. It's not just about updating your passwords; it's about enforcing robust password controls.  

Mandate using complex passwords, requiring a mix of lower and upper-case characters, special characters, and numbers to reduce the likelihood of credential compromise.  

Consider investing in a password manager for your team. There are plenty of inexpensive options that will keep you and your team extra secure.

They not only help generate and store secure passwords but also assist employees in managing multiple logins securely.  

It's a small but significant step in fortifying your digital defenses.  

Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) 

Building on that, our second resolution is to enable Multi-Factor Authentication or MFA.  

As remote work becomes more prevalent, MFA acts as that extra layer of security beyond a password.

Even if a bad actor gains access to your username and login, they won't be able to access your accounts without physically having the separate device you instructed to verify your login.  

Consider outsourcing your IT support to ensure a smooth MFA implementation across your business. An MSP like STG Infotech helps do everything it can to secure your digital accounts. 

As experts, we can help you identify the applications and infrastructure that need MFA, enhancing your overall security posture. 

Schedule Regular Software Updates 

Now, let's talk about keeping your systems up to date. Neglecting software updates can expose your business to potential vulnerabilities.  

By setting up automatic updates on company devices, you ensure critical patches get to your applications promptly. 

This means you won't have to rely on your employees to remember to update their devices themselves, reducing the risk of delayed patch applications. 

It's a simple yet effective way to enhance security and functionality. 

Train Employees on Phishing Attacks 

Phishing attacks remain a significant threat, with 90% of cyber threats starting with an email. 

Educate your employees on how to identify and avoid phishing attempts. 

Training sessions, whether in the form of workshops, eLearning, or informative leaflets, can go a long way in fortifying your defense against cyber threats. 

Equip your team with the knowledge to look at emails critically, rather than trusting every message that lands in their inbox. 

Create a Disaster Recovery Plan 

Lastly, make sure you're either creating or updating a robust disaster recovery plan. Whether it's a power outage, natural disaster, or cyberattack, having a plan ensures your business can get back up and running quickly.   

Consider partnering with an IT provider like us at STG Infotech for comprehensive disaster recovery solutions tailored to your business needs.  

It's not just about preparing for the worst; it's about having a plan that instills confidence and ensures minimal downtime during unexpected events. 

So, there you have it – five essential IT resolutions for your business in 2024. 

Strengthen your cybersecurity, protect your data, boost employee confidence, and partner with an IT solutions company to stay ahead in the ever-evolving tech landscape. 

As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. What IT resolutions are you making for 2024? Let me know in the comments below.  


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