Technology has become an incredibly important part of our world, there is simply no doubting this fact. On a personal scale, this is very much the case. After all, so much of the population of the United States now owns a smart phone, allowing us connectivity to nearly everyone in our lives and even easy access to the internet as well. Add on to this everything from access to music to various streaming services and you begin to see the emerging portrait of a society that has come to rely on technology for just about everything.
But as much as technology has affected and impacted even the minute details of our personal lives, our every day comings and goings, it has also had a profound impact on our working lives as well. With each year that passes us by, more and more technology enters into the working world, changing in many ways how things operate and work. In many ways, this usage of technology on a professional basis has been hugely helpful, reducing waste (such as in the form of paper waste, as digital storage systems are now more popular than ever) and even increasing productivity and also reducing the total number of errors that are seen in many sectors of the workforce both here in the United States as well as all around the world.
A good deal of money can be saved too, especially in the realm of storing things in the cloud. In fact, more than 80% (around 82%, to be more precise) of all companies that have moved to storing all of – or at least the majority of – their documents on the cloud have been able to save quite a bit of money in the time that they have done so, even if this method of storage has only really been in use for a short period of time. After all, it makes sense, as these companies no longer have to pay for paper and filing and even fax machines, which cost more than $6,000 to own and to run and maintain over the course of just one single year here in the working world of the United States.
But, in many cases, IT managed support services become necessary at some point in time, even if the need for IT managed support is not necessarily a frequent one. After all, IT support services are likely to have knowledge and information that the average office worker does not, especially when it comes to the workings of newer forms of technology – and especially among the older generation, who IT managed support services can likely help the most during this period of adjustment.
Cyber crime has also been found to be on the rise, making managed support IT services more important than ever before. After all, just one data breach can have a considerable cost, with the cost of all data breaches occurring over the course of the year reaching an amount as high as $150 million by the time that we reach the year of 2020, now just one scant year away. And cyber crime is certainly not uncommon (as any IT managed support team can all too easily tell you), as it increased by as much as 36% (in cases of ransomware attacks) in the year of 2017 alone, a percentage that is only likely to continue to increase in the years that are to come as well.
Fortunately, the help of various IT support and services can help to reduce this threat of cyber crime, even if it cannot be eliminated fully. Fortunately, knowledge around cyber crime is on the rise, meaning that IT managed support services are very much doing their jobs in workplaces all throughout the country and likely all throughout the world on a whole as well. And thanks to this work being done, more and more companies and individual people will stay safe in the face of this new danger, one that is only likely to grow.