What Does IT Governance for Businesses Look Like?
Get to know some of the most important features of a good IT governance plan and discover how to create a plan with help from an IT managed service provider.
IT governance means creating an IT set-up that enables your business to reach its fullest potential. Every business needs it and it can spell the difference between long-term success and mediocre growth or even failure.
There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” IT governance plan, as a company’s needs vary depending on its industry, niche, target demographic, size, and a host of other factors. However, the following information can be applied across the board by any company that wants to create a winning IT set-up.
Putting a Premium on Industry Compliance
Industry compliance laws and FEC regulations require companies to follow certain protocols when using modern technology to meet customer or patient needs. Compliance laws include HIPAA for medical companies and facilities, NGC regulations for the casino and gaming industries and data breach notification regulations for industries throughout the United States.
Industry compliance should be a priority when creating an IT governance plan. While speed, optimization, and efficiency are certainly important, it is even more important to make sure your business is complying with its industry regulations at all times. Thankfully, with the right IT set-up, you can ensure compliance while saving time and money at the same time.
Making Full Use of the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) can significantly boost your profitability if you know how to use it right. Some of its many practical uses include:
- Data mining and predictive analysis to help your business understand current and future consumer needs, wants and interests
- Boosting customer loyalty by offering customized assistance and/or products
- Workflow management
- Image connectivity
- Measuring the efficacy and ROI of programs and promotions
At the same time, it’s important to make sure all your connected devices are fully secure as hackers often use these devices to access a company network. Commonly hacked devices include internet-connected security cameras, external storage devices, printers, and smartphones. A good IT governance plan will ensure that these devices not only boost your business efficacy and bottom line but also remain secure to protect your company from breaches.
Partnering with an IT Professional
Creating a good IT governance plan can be difficult for small business owners who can’t afford to hire a team of full-time IT experts. That is why many SMB owners turn to IT managed service providers for expert help and assistance.
IT managed service providers can provide top-tier IT tools, training, and assistance at a minimal price. To start with, a good IT MSP will carefully assess your business needs, requirements and vulnerabilities to create an IT plan that suits your exact needs and budget. Next, the plan will be implemented and then continually monitored to ensure that your network is secure and running at optimal speed and performance at all times.
DeVeera specializes in providing IT managed services to farmers, dental offices, healthcare agencies, restaurants, hotels, accounting firms, marketing companies, and cannabis businesses. Our trained and experienced team of IT experts offer a range of services to keep your IT set-up organized, secure and in good working order at all times. Get in touch with us to learn more or to make an appointment at your convenience.