The last couple of years have been pretty unpredictable. Most of us wouldn’t have imagined even a fraction of the twists and turns that we have endured in the business community.
Even in the world of IT, which is always changing and evolving, 2020 and 2021 brought twists and turns that were hard to keep up with. Maybe that’s why so many of our clients are asking us what to expect for the next 12 months.
Today, we are going to share with you the one prediction we feel absolutely confident in making: that something completely unpredictable is going to happen in your business within the next 12 months.
Why It’s Hard to Predict 2022
Not exactly earthshaking, is it? But, that’s sort of the point. Even those of us in the industry can’t really know where things are headed. To give you a sense of why, let’s look at just a few of the tech-related changes that could turn your company or industry upside down in the coming months…
A New App or Device Changes the Game
Outside of a handful of visionary product designers and programmers, none of us knows what the next game-changing piece of technology will be. But, we can be fairly sure it’s going to arrive sooner or later – these monumental releases always show up with regularity.
Your Company Is Targeted by Cybercriminals
Unfortunately, these sorts of setbacks are becoming less unexpected and more a routine part of living in the modern business world. Still, you can never be sure when or how thieves are going to strike, or what they’ll want from you. From hackers to ransomware developers, there are a lot of bad people out there who would like to steal your money.
A Natural Disaster Affects Your Technology
It’s easy to forget that fires, floods, break-ins, power surges, and other everyday events can ruin technology. In some cases, disasters like hurricanes might destroy your entire office; other situations could just destroy computers and devices. They happen all the time, though, so you need to be protected with the right backup and disaster recovery system.
One of Your Competitors Makes a Big Leap Forward
Obviously, it’s best if you are leading your industry when it comes to technology innovation. That doesn’t always happen, however, and you could find yourself trying to catch up with a competitor overnight. That’s when you’ll want to have some flexibility in your IT plan, not to mention the right team of advisors helping you out.
How Can You Protect Yourself Against the Unknown?
By definition, it’s kind of impossible to prepare for the unknown. What you can do, though, is develop an IT plan that aligns with your business goals. Then, it’s all about taking steps to make sure you’re protected against the unknown. And finally, you can work with a trusted partner who can look out for any new threats or opportunities so you can concentrate on running your business without worrying about the rest.
If that sounds like the sort of plan you’d like to execute, let our team of technicians and growth specialists help. Contact Fantastic IT today to schedule a free consultation to get started.