With the end of the year approaching—lots of companies, firms, and SMBs are looking for ways to write up inventory, write off some profits, or invest in their infrastructure. At Bastionpoint Technology, we help clients make informed decisions on where to invest their “year-end spend” and we love helping new and existing clients in the Richmond Area.
Here are 4 ways to spend the year-end budget and overhaul your tech infrastructure:
1. Get Rid of Server 2012 and Upgrade Your Server Infrastructure
Server 2012 is on the chopping block from Microsoft effective October 10, 2023, so it’s a good time to start upgrading not only your software but taking a look at servers that are beyond 5 years of age. This will not only help you in the long run security-wise but also could increase productivity by upwards of 20%.
2. Invest in a Firewall
If you have a business or are working with client information, it is always best to have a managed firewall in place. With the uptick in cyber security issues, including malware and ransomware, it’s a good idea to have the added layer of protection (ask about how Bastionpoint could provide your firm with a free managed firewall.)
3. Invest in a Managed Service Provider for the New Year
The end of the year is the time to shop around and try something new. If your tech issues are getting away from you, you are experiencing growth, or maybe you just need more time to focus on your business… an MSP like Bastionpoint Technology could take care of the technical issues so you can focus on what you do best. We hear and see all of the time how unresponsive and under-prepared for cyber events that other MSPs in the market are. Let us change that for you! With a 99% client retention rate, you’ll see why our clients not only love us but continue to do business with us as their trusted technology partner.
4. Replacing Aging Hardware
No matter who your IT provider or person is, it gets harder and harder to work on machines that are outside of the warranty or in breach of the 5-year mark. Now’s a good time to look at a replacement plan for machines that will be at the crippling 5/6 year mark by the end of 2023. Bastionpoint has lots of options to help you pivot from your older hardware at a cost-effective rate to suit your business need. Our consulting is second to none!