The last year and a half has put business continuity plans under the microscope and forced organizations to make significant changes on the fly. Those that were prepared held a distinct advantage over those that were slow to adopt new technology. Maintaining operations and quickly recovering from a disaster can separate you from the competition and mitigate potential losses. Here we take a look at five of the hottest trends in business continuity for 2021.
Security Access Service Edge adoption has increased dramatically, and it looks to be the future network security for enterprises. The ability to access both cloud and on-premise applications allow for greater consistency and flexibility. SASE positively impacts visibility, control, attack surfaces, and latency, all while delivering superb performance.
Cloud computing and storage adoption has been steadily accelerating over the last decade, and the last year has proven the value the cloud provides. Remote access and security are two of the biggest benefits of the cloud, but there are other factors involved. Agility and scalability are major contributors to a flexible business model that lends itself to business continuity.
Hybrid Business Model
Although the pandemic is waning, the ability to work from home is an important factor in maintaining business continuity. The trouble is that many people don’t want to work from home, and certain positions are not possible or as effective when working remotely. The hybrid model that allows flexibility for both will only become more prevalent in the coming years.
Unified communications is one of the hottest trends in business continuity as there are few more essential things in business than communication. Merging your phone system with messaging, conference, and meeting software while incorporating VoIP allows for greater flexibility along with the ability to work from anywhere with an internet connection.
Most marketing automation software is cloud-based which allows businesses to manage marketing assets and campaigns from anywhere. This ensures your marketing engine doesn’t come to a grinding halt when disaster strikes.Automation platforms also incorporate chat features and the ability to assign and track tasks from a centralized platform.
Alto9 can help your organization choose and implement the tools you need to maintain business continuity.
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