Risk is an inherent feature of the business itself. Internal and external companies are subject to a series of contingencies that may affect business continuity to a lesser or greater extent.
The company’s strengths and weaknesses, the aptitudes and actions of its workers or the specific characteristics of its sector of activity, as well as the evolution of the general environment ( demographic, social, economic and technological agents ), can represent an opportunity or also a threat.
Data leak or theft
The data and information a company generates daily in its everyday activity are the most valuable asset of any business. Contacts and clients, messages and emails, o Files and archives accumulate vital information for any organization.
The theft or leakage of that information can set a business off the road to success or even seriously affect its continuity. Therefore, having the appropriate technological solutions in terms of security, storage and data protection should be a priority for any CEO.
SMEs, large companies, government agencies, and corporations are exposed to increasingly complex technological risks. No one is immune to cybercriminals, who refine their attacks daily to become more sophisticated and damaging.
An infection can bring data hijacking to a complete disablement of systems and networks. Therefore, the inclusion of firewall systems or other technological security solutions that ensure the strength of the companies’ technical infrastructure becomes more than relevant.
Destruction of Equipment
The possibility of physical disaster is remote. However, the reality is that the declaration of a fire or the cause of water damage, for example, is much more common than it may seem.
The destruction of equipment (computers, mobile phones, CPDs) can cause an irreparable loss of data and information. However, consolidating information with a global corporate storage solution and incorporating virtualization and data recovery technologies represent a simple solution for this risk.
How many hours of downtime can your business support? How many hours does your IT staff spend restoring the systems in the event of a serious incident? What is the cost of all this downtime to your company?
Implementing a technological environment tailored to your business makes it much more agile and easier to overcome a system crash, reducing downtime and data loss.
No accessibility to files and apps
In reality, like the current one where we live hyperconnected, the access points to our work tools (hardware) are very diverse. Access to some document, contact or application at a particular time can represent the loss of a business opportunity since trains only pass once.
Enabling high availability (accessibility at any time from any of your devices) through the ideal virtualization and storage solutions multiplies the dynamism, efficiency and competitiveness of companies and organizations, whatever their sector.
Unnecessary cost overruns
Cost control for its financial optimization is part of the ABC of business viability. Also, in the specialized area, some costs can be optimized.
Oversized communication lines, excessive physical IT infrastructure, wasteful energy consumption, low scalability, or low IT staff time are some of the “hidden” technological costs that negatively influence the success of companies. Fortunately, having the right technical environment reduces and even eliminates many of the additional costs associated with the technological efficiency of corporations.
These six business risks discussed can trigger data loss, non-availability or economic inefficiency, which can ultimately reduce the business’s success or even lead to its disappearance.