Avoid These 5 Self-inflicted Tech Traps

3/11/2020

Tech TrapIn companies where leaders and IT pros are spread thin, technology traps will bring trouble, especially if they:

1) Take security lightly. Half of all cyberattacks are aimed at small firms, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves (Accenture).

2) Postpone patching. Yes, updating software may be costly, time-consuming and inconvenient. But then again so is downtime from hacks that always haunt unpatched systems.

3) Don’t prioritize backups. Regular, reliable backups provide a soothing balm for the sting of data hijacking or compromise.

4) Cheap-out on tech purchases. A bargain isn’t a bargain if a system or software quickly fails or goes obsolete. Cutting corners usually isn’t a good long-term strategy.

5) Choose the wrong solutions. When considering new technology, internal and external factors can conspire to create unwanted urgency or confusion that leads to mistakes.

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