Which trends have the biggest potential to impact your business?

It is hard to believe we are more than a month into 2021 already!

By now, we are all too familiar with the new normal, and can see how many of our new behaviours are helping to rapidly drive technology and business innovation.


By forcing us from our routines, the pandemic has prompted a re-examination of the way we live and work, and how we mix life and work together.


With the boundary between the physical and virtual worlds rapidly disappearing, we keep learning how we can use technology to reimagine the workplace and create more human experiences.


After reading this local article on 10 trends to watch in 2021, we took a couple minutes to consider how prepared Geek Managed Services is for the opportunities and challenges that may arise this year:

  • Cloud is King! Even from our days as Geek Patrol, we could see the Cloud Revolution coming. Our new brand and business strategy is proudly cloud-first, and we've been delighted by our clients' reception to cloud services like Microsoft 365.

  • Cybersecurity Expertise & Initiatives The ongoing news around the world's largest tech companies proves that information is one of the most valuable commodities today. The more empowered we become by internet-based services, the more vulnerable we all are to entities with malicious intent. New technology is constantly being adapted to enhance security and proactively keep businesses and consumers protected.

  • Data Protection and Privacy With South Africa set to implement its landmark Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), CIOs are under pressure to ensure that their data management systems and processes are ready. Organisations of all sizes are forced to get proactive. Look out for our upcoming webinar on what you can do to prepare.

  • Online Services & Products To help you keep up with the increase in consumer demand for contactless purchasing and payments (even my local convenience store is on Uber Eats!), we've expanded our business offerings and team to include website and eCommerce solutions.

  • Increased availability of internet infrastructure We were excited to hear President Ramaphosa announce in his 2021 State of the Nation address that the Lanseria Smart City, the first new city to be built in a democratic South Africa, is now a reality in the making. And with a demand for high-speed internet within homes, 5G services are expected to revolutionise our lives. Our connectivity solutions & services continue to be sought after amongst business and home clients alike.


2021 will be a year of recovery, and the IT industry is poised to rebuild for a better and brighter future.

How has your industry responded to the new normal? We'd love to know how technology empowers your business strategy for the year.


- Selina Naidu, Operations Manager

selina@geekms.co.za

 
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