The technology and IT industries are ever evolving, with some trends coming and going as quick as a click. For businesses in these fields, it’s vital to keep up to date with the latest trends and developments to stay relevant in the market alongside competitors, but which technology solutions dominated in 2023?
Cloud solutions refers to a variety of services which are hosted over the internet, as opposed to being stored on local hardware and infrastructure. These resources include servers, storage, software and databases, which can be accessed at any time with an internet connection.
Cloud adoption has been on the rise over the year, with multi-cloud solutions becoming more accessible allowing businesses to improve their efficiency and flexibility, and also reduce costs.
Cyber threats continue to be a serious possibility for even the most comprehensive of systems, particularly as hackers develop sophisticated technology to gain access to vital data. Even a great deal of prevention can’t always keep the attackers out, with tactics now including the use of AI, ransomware and targeting remote workers.
To reduce the risk of an attack being successful, there are a number of security solutions businesses can adopt in the current digital age. These can include the implementation of multifactor authentication, awareness training for staff, and use secure, high quality antivirus software. If these were to fail, businesses can also use third-party data centres to store a back up of all data and infrastructure, meaning if data is lost, it can be recovered.
Sustainability has certainly been a main focus for businesses for some time now, but particularly this past year. The spotlight shines bright on large corporations, as they navigate reducing their carbon footprint whilst continuing to run an efficient and profitable business.
In terms of green IT solutions, companies can now opt for hosting services which use energy efficient technologies to keep carbon emissions low, such as using green power, sustainable cooling systems, and recycling waste heat. Looking ahead, these solutions will no doubt become the favoured option, or eventually, the only option, when businesses seek third party support.
As we approach 2024, these solutions will no doubt advance and develop even further, and keeping on top of the evolving trends will allow businesses to adapt and stay relevant. If you’d like to find out how these solutions can enhance your business, reach out to a member of our team today!