While the COVID-19 crisis can be left in the past, we need to acknowledge the effect of the pandemic on every industry. Businesses now operate where innovation occurs at lightning speed and as people become increasingly familiar with digital technology, customers expect a certain level of service.

Are you ready to face the challenges of tomorrow? Now more than ever, businesses need to be proactive and embrace new technology solutions. This should be a priority for all businesses who wish to remain competitive in the post-COVID economy.

So, what do we mean by future-proofing?

Implementing changes to ensure you can withstand the changes of tomorrow. In simple words, continuously innovating and implementing improvements that help your business benefit in the future, even with unforeseen and unprecedented circumstances. It means constantly assessing your technology, staffing, and scalability needs, to make sure you avoid stress and uncertainty.

While embracing new technology solutions may seem daunting, especially to smaller businesses, there are some low-effort, cost-effective ways to put a digital foundation in place to future-proof your business for years to come.

Unified Communications

With businesses increasingly using multiple channels on multiple devices, important messages, emails or files can be misplaced, forgotten, or overlooked — especially if some employees are in the office and others are working remotely. Unified communications can solve this problem immediately.

It allows businesses to combine and streamline their communication tools by bringing them under one platform, and also enhance internal and external collaboration with features such as IM, availability, screen sharing, and, above all else, video conferencing.

The Cloud

If you haven’t already embraced the cloud, it’s time to take action. Cloud-based technology offers several important strategies to future-proof your business. The cloud is effectively a secure online environment provided by a third party. Rather than housing physical hardware and backups in your office, your business data, software, and applications run in the ‘cloud’. This means you’re no longer responsible for the back end. And if there was ever a benefit aligned with future-proofing, it’s this one – Automatic updates.

By migrating to the cloud, you ensure your business is always up to date with the latest version of the application, including the latest productivity-enhancing features and the latest security measures. No to mention, the subscription-based, pay-for-what-you-need nature of cloud-based applications is how you do more with less. A great advantage, especially for small businesses.

Scalable Connectivity

First of all, your business needs not only a high-speed reliable internet connection but also a scalable one. In order to stay competitive, businesses of all types need to innovate and stay agile whilst keeping their expenses to a minimum. Your business and its needs will evolve over time and you need to adapt accordingly.

Have you ever considered having a dedicated leased line? A high-capacity fibre connection that gives your business plenty of immediate capacity to increase productivity and grow. It allows you to introduce bandwidth-intensive services in your day-to-day operations, such as VoIP technology or a regularly scheduled offsite backup.

Find the right provider

Your business needs to be future-ready today. We can help your business prepare for growth and change. At Everyday Communications, we focus on the importance of using technology to deliver advanced technologies and solutions to our customers. Your business can enjoy greater bandwidth flexibility, lower latency, greater security, and increased profitability.

If you would like to learn more about our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team.