Your service provider, tasked with looking after your company’s IT, has kept your business up and running for the past 10 years. Unfortunately, that kind of longevity in developing continuity plans can result in some providers overlooking or underestimating certain issues.
You probably think your Internet of Things (IoT) devices don’t need as much protection as your PCs or laptops. Newsflash: They’re actually even more vulnerable to hacking. In fact, researchers have discovered a terrifying strain of IoT malware that can infect your devices.
Just because your IT provider has a plethora of awards and certifications under its belt doesn’t mean that you can blindly hand over your business’s future to them. Often times, there are some aspects in your business continuity plan that tend to be overlooked by your provider.
This week, I read one of the most “on point” articles I have seen in quite some time. Joe Peppard wrote for the Harvard Business Review, “Executives Get the IT They Deserve”. He pointedly addresses issues that we come across way too often – starting with the reality of consumer vs business IT. The fact is, often consumer IT typically just works, whether it’s your iphone or a printer or your home wifi – it’s simple and provides simple service.