As you prep for the coming year, here are four things you need to give your business a serious edge.

1) Head To The Cloud. Back up your data to secure cloud storage. This makes it a breeze for you and your team to access. Should anything be disrupted on-site, you have a backup you can turn to.


2) Update, Update, Update! Patch all of your security solutions, apps, programs – you name it. You don’t want to accidentally leave yourself open to security exploits because you’re four months behind on the latest security patch.


3) Dive Into Software-As-A-Service (SaaS). One great way to stay ahead of the curve on software is to pair with a SaaS for your various needs, such as marketing, project management, or billing. It’s easier to keep updated and integrated with the latest and most reliable software on the market.


4) Call Your MSP. Talk to your managed services provider to make sure all of your current needs are being met. Do you need additional protection? Do you need to back up data more frequently? Do your employees need more IT security training? Look for gaps and work together to fill them.