Is your cloud strategy stuck in the past?

Not all data breaches are created equal. However, every data breach is a serious matter regardless of the size and scope of impact. State of the breach January 2020: At least 7.9 billion records, including credit card numbers, home addresses, phone numbers, and other highly sensitive information, have been exposed through data breaches since 2019.

More than half of known breaches occur where the number of compromised records was unknown, or otherwise unreported. One way to stay ahead of the continuously changing digital landscape is to keep your cloud security strategy updated. A cloud strategy that served your organization three years ago is severely outdated by today’s standards. 

Here are some of the main reasons as to why a modernized cloud strategy is good for your business. 

Cloud computing has become the new standard

Gartner predicted that by 2020 cloud deployment of software solutions will be the default option. Truth be told, they were right. Every organization is different, but the vast majority of companies have struggled with keeping up with the changing demands and requirements of both the economy and workforce. 

A large part of that change has been the adoption of cloud-based services, applications, varied business approaches, and information processing. 

Maintaining an up-to-date cloud strategy will help clearly define how your business intends to meet its evolving goals. More than that, it’s about maintaining a current cloud strategy that will better enable you to apply new technologies and strategies more quickly than your competitors. 

An updated cloud strategy helps fight against digital threats

No network security strategy is bulletproof, but that doesn’t mean you have to make it easy for hackers and cyber attackers alike. Because employees have the ability to literally connect from anywhere in the world with any device, it’s important to make sure anyone who is allowed to connect is doing so securely. They need to meet all current security standards in the process, or your company could suffer the consequences.

From the cloud, your IT partner is able to roll out security updates, patches, and fix security gaps in real-time on all connected devices. Additionally, any devices that weren’t connected during the time of those updates will automatically receive and install those security updates the next time they connect. 

Keeping the devices connected to your network fully updated will greatly reduce the risk of security compromise from cyber threats.

The most current software available

Having a cloud strategy that is up-to-date means that it will evolve with your organization’s changing needs. It also means being able to quickly adapt to new requirements. With cloud-based tools and applications at your disposal, you can also save time by having automated updates work in your favor. 

In practice, that equates to not having to invest work hours into upgrading software or having company staff working on IT-related matters. Your software will, in essence, take care of itself.

Our IT professionals at Preferred Technology have the experience and knowledge to make sure your cloud strategy is not only updated with modernized standards but also working to guide you in a dir