With only a few weeks of 2017 left, it’s time smaller organisations started to consider what steps they will be taking when the New Year approaches and what upcoming trends and changes they need to look out for.
Needing to meet GDPR compliance
From May 25th, the EU wants to give people more control over how their personal data is used. By meeting GDPR compliances, it is estimated that businesses will save a collective $2.3 billion a year. A major part of complying is to know where each part of your data is stored and being able to identify this whenever you need to.
A shortcut to meet this requirement is to store data in a secure cloud environment that is managed by an expert third-party cloud provider. With more strategies for working, it’s becoming harder for organisations to keep tabs on where data is 24 hours a day. Technology can aid smaller businesses on their journey to compliance. Solutions are available to host and manage the data that is stored within the four walls of the office and beyond.
A Managed Service Provider can provide full management of data whilst monitoring access and third-party threats to the organisation. They will act as the data controller, ensuring that all information and applications are reviewed accordingly to meet compliance.
Modernising the business
Smaller organisations can sometimes struggle to innovate when they have previous IT commitments. However, it is now essential that they consider the importance of having efficient technology in place. With the modern worker demanding more from their employers, it’s time to step up. 84% of respondents in HAY’s What Workers Want report stated they have considered an organisation’s flexible working policies when considering their next employer. In the same report, it was discovered that 49% rated their work-life balance as average, poor or terrible.
Emily has been with Atlas Cloud for almost two years. After completing an apprenticeship in marketing, she was offered a permanent position as a Marketing Executive. She loves all things digital and has exclusive experience within the technology sector.
Atlas Cloud is the managed service provider who will hold the fort leaving you free to take care of business. We can host all the applications your business will ever need to function and flourish. Everything’s on your desktop –wherever you are and on any device.