Technology risks are difficult to predict, but now is the time to prepare for them. Taking precautions and following a few simple steps can help you ensure your business remains productive, efficient, and cost-effective.
While you are downsizing, shifting to a hybrid model or upgrading your old IT equipment, it is important that your data is kept secure, which will help reduce technology risks.
Here are some tips on how to reduce technology risks to your business:
Backup your data
It is possible to reduce the chances of IT risks by doing proper backups. Backups are created to ensure that data can be recovered if the primary copy is lost. Data failures can be caused by hardware or software failures, data corruption, or human error, such as a malicious attack (virus or malware) or an accidental deletion. Additionally, backing up your data daily to a remote location ensures that you will never lose more than a day’s worth of work.
Wipe old equipment
When disposing of old IT equipment, it is important to ensure the equipment is wiped to ensure data security. Throwing away equipment without wiping it exposes sensitive information.
To keep data safe, it is important to adopt a security policy. Ensure data security by implementing policies that your employees must follow. By requiring passwords for internet use and software downloads you can minimize technology risks to your business.
Are you looking to get rid of your old IT equipment? At Vernon Technology, we can get rid of your old IT equipment while maintaining 100% data security. Talk to us about our IT Asset Disposition Services.