As we approach the end of the year, it’s the perfect time to ensure that your business’s technological landscape is poised for a successful transition into the upcoming year. To facilitate this, we’ve compiled a comprehensive checklist that will guide you in wrapping up the year on a technologically sound note. Some items on this checklist will require collaborative efforts, while others will be the responsibility of your team.
Items We’ll Tackle Together:
1. Asset Inventory:
Conduct a thorough review of your technology assets, covering hardware, software, and networking equipment. Keep your inventory list updated to reflect any additions or retirements throughout the year.
2. Password Security:
Implement multi-factor authentication for critical systems and applications to enhance password security across your organization.
3. Software Updates:
Ensure all software applications, operating systems, and antivirus programs are up to date with the latest patches and updates for optimal performance and security.
4. Data Backups:
Verify the functionality of your data backup systems and test the restoration process to ensure a seamless recovery of essential data in case of a disaster.
5. Security Assessment:
Conduct a Security Risk Assessment to identify and address potential vulnerabilities, ensuring your cybersecurity measures are up to date against evolving threats.
6. Employee Training:
Mandatory cybersecurity training for employees to reinforce best practices and raise awareness about potential threats.
Items for Your Team’s Action:
1. Subscription Reviews:
Review and audit all software and service subscriptions to align them with your business needs. Cancel any unnecessary subscriptions to optimize costs.
2. Budget Review:
Evaluate your technology budget for the year, identifying areas where adjustments may be needed for the upcoming year.
3. Technology Roadmap:
Develop or update your technology roadmap for the coming year, aligning it with your business goals and objectives.
4. Compliance Check:
Ensure that your technology practices comply with industry regulations and standards applicable to your business.
5. Communication Plan:
Communicate any upcoming changes or upgrades to your team to ensure a smooth transition without disruptions.
Once you’ve determined your goals and budget, we propose a meeting to discuss the implementation plan for any changes. If you have questions or need assistance, our support team is here to help at Support@atgfw.com. We’re committed to helping you navigate the year-end process and ensuring a seamless start to the new year.
Wishing you a successful year-end, and we look forward to supporting your technology needs in the coming year!