12 Feb

3 Tech Trends To Take Advantage Of In 2019

In the rapidly changing world of technology, “trends” can come and go very quickly. As a business leader, it can be tough to keep up with changing priorities and multiplying options.

Often, this leads to a nagging feeling that there is something you SHOULD be looking into, but you aren’t quite sure what that is and, furthermore, how it could impact your business.

Technology Trends

At Softsys Hosting, we pride ourselves on taking a holistic view of technology and its applications to truly partner with our clients in the pursuit of business success. To that end, here are three initiatives we’re most excited about in the coming year:

Improved 5G Service

Sure, 5G has been around for some time now, but this year it’s going to be more widespread, allowing accelerated connection for businesses around the world.

Take advantage of the increased speeds by empowering your mobile workforce to be more connected than ever before.

However, the benefits of 5G service are not solely operational. As more and more devices are connected (think cars, trains, etc.), we have exponentially more data on the consumers using those devices. With that data comes the ability for hyper-personalization in marketing messages.

This year, 5G networks will bring additional scale and the ability to stimulate innovation across industries. Make sure you’re the part of it!

Connected Clouds or Multi Cloud

As with the 5G service, cloud technology is not a new concept for data storage. However, in the past, companies were faced with a decision. Should they go with a public, shared cloud server? Privatize their data storage and invest in a private service? Or choose a hybrid solution that combined the two options?

Once that choice was made, it was difficult to adjust to changing business needs. That’s where connected cloud services are changing the game in 2019. Through these services, businesses can now utilize a mix of public, private, and hybrid cloud setups to meet their specific needs. This allows you to dynamically create or remove connections between data storage centers and your cloud services in real time.

connected clouds

Ultimately, this gives businesses flexibility and better control as well as the financial benefit of paying as you go to minimize the up-front investment in data storage and management.

Connected cloud infrastructure may be a great solution for companies, which find their data landscape to be inconsistent, fragmented, duplicated, and even siloed. A stronger data foundation gives them the structure they need to compete at a faster rate.

Digital Transformation

According to ZDNet, most organizations believe that half of their revenue will come from digital channels by 2020. In preparing for this shift, businesses must focus on creating an infrastructure that will allow for rapid change when the time comes. That infrastructure relates to both the technology that you have in place (like the cloud services previously discussed). However, more importantly, focus on developing teams and leaders within your organization to manage that transformation.

Empowering people who will be responsible for managing change will ensure that you are able to optimize the processes that matter most within your organization and scale in a way that’s meaningful to business growth.

Preparing now for future digital transformation will give your organization the competitive advantage. At Softsys Hosting, we offer support both in the technological infrastructure as well as expert guidance to help you along the way.

08 Feb

Do You Have Full Control Of Your Data? 4 Reasons To Consider It

While cloud services are widely used and accepted today, most “on cloud” solutions do not offer full control to their end clients. This means that you’re trading flexibility and total customization in exchange for convenience and costs savings.

data flow

There are options which offer the best of both worlds – full control over your data and the ability to keep costs down. Keep your business running smoothly and efficiently with full control over your mission-critical business data.

Peace of Mind

Security concerns around online data storage are not going away anytime soon. Mitigate your risks as much as possible by ensuring that you have full control and visibility into your IT environment. However, full data control does not necessarily mean owning your own data center. Softsys Hosting enterprise solutions are built to offer small and medium businesses the control they need while still offering a cost effective service.

Efficient Support & Communication

85% of online businesses, selling their products 24/7, have technical issues that are required to be addressed within 10 minutes to avoid loss of revenue.

With full control of your business data, the ability to access support teams and communicate with cloud service providers becomes paramount. For example, our in-house helpdesk 24/7 web hosting technical support team is ready to help 365 days a year. We guarantee a human response within 30 minutes (average is 5.7 minutes) at any time of a day or night.

Integrated Applications

Business data management is not just about mitigating risk and securing information. The ability to use data to enhance customer and team member experience is a key component to a successful data storage and management system.

Increase the profitability of your business with Enterprise Resource Planning. Utilizing data to access an enterprise-wide snapshot of business processes and employee efficiency allows you to proactively address issues before they become larger problems. Use this insight to streamline business processes across the board.

ERP

Customer Relationship Management

Similar to ERP, a Customer Relationship Management system helps businesses improve efficiency and increase sales. Rather than focusing on the internal processes, CRM systems are built to increase sales and facilitate communication between your team and customers. A better customer experience leads to more consumer loyalty and repeat sales.

How does this relate to your data control and management? The more control you have, the more customized your CRM system can be. Thus, your solution is perfectly suited for your specific business needs.