6 Enterprise Tech Solutions Every SME Should Have

In an online enterprise, staying ahead of the competition can often mean staying up to date with technology trends. Being able to offer an impressive package to your clients starts with having the technological foundation to provide those packages in the first place – no matter what your enterprise operations consist of.

Be it a huge data centre for storing CCTV footage to a small, regional cloud storage host, without adequate, high-end technology, and you won’t be able to offer value to your customers as your competitors can.

In today’s article, we will explore six enterprise tech solutions that are paramount to success as an SME, regardless of scale. 

Powerful Dedicated Server

A server (or multiple servers) will be the backbone of your operations, no matter what kind of enterprise you operate in the digital world. They will act as a central hub for your own internal network and provide the server space your customers will rent if you are a hosting company.

Having a powerful dedicated server may, then, seem obvious. However, it is often the case that an enterprise will buy what they need at that current time with little thought for four or five years.

Buying tech that is a generation or two behind new releases is a good way to get tried and tested tech with all the chinks worked out while staying competitive in your field of business.

Good models to consider are the Dell PowerEdge 13th and 14th generation servers or HP Gen 10 servers – all available from reputable enterprise tech suppliers such as ETB Technologies. 

Secure Offline Data Storage

In a world increasingly dependent on cloud storage solutions, having an offline data storage method for sensitive data has many benefits. Backing up vital data offline is a great way to:

  • Secure sensitive data from potential ransomware attacks
  • Control who can access sensitive information within your company
  • Protect sensitive data from power surges or device failures that could corrupt data

Buying a few large hard disk drives and doing a monthly or bi-weekly backup, then disconnecting the drives from your internal network is a simple and easy way to accomplish this.

Adequate Router

Nobody likes slow Wi-Fi, and in online business, slow Wi-Fi can cost money. Getting a router that can handle the data transfer rates your enterprise will require over its wireless network is crucial to keeping your business running.

Without a router that facilitates and maintains dozens of connections, you may find your ability to transfer data bottlenecking – which is never good!

Be sure to consult your in-house networking specialist about what bandwidth your router may need to maintain a steady connection for all your network’s devices.

PowerLine Adapters

PowerLine adapters aren’t ideal for everyone, but they can work particularly well for peer-to-peer data transfer within a network. If you have certain workstations that need to communicate very frequently, it may be best to set up PowerLine adapters to allow them to tap into your local LAN network (rather than relying on a wireless network).

These adapters use the internal electrical wiring of office space as a LAN cable, meaning you can easily connect two machines – or provide stable LAN connections to a switch or router from a machine.

This can prove very useful for smaller-scale enterprises as an effective way to provide workstations with LAN access without running a physical LAN cable through your office.

Plentiful Storage Solutions

Having an abundance of storage at your disposal is only going to help your operation grow and scale. Simple changes such as ensuring every workstation has a solid-state drive for its operating system or that your server only uses up to 50% of your storage array at any time can make a huge difference.

Keeping free space available will enable you to scale your operation easily and not worry too much about signing new business (unless it is a game-changing deal). 

Alternatively, buying some cloud storage for non-essential document storage can help free up your own local storage space for more vital documents and files.

Thin Clients

Lastly, using thin clients is a great way to maintain your operation’s functionality but cut costs. Thin clients use less power and generate less heat when operational than a traditional workstation. This means that, in the long run, you’ll still be able to get the same level of productivity from your operation, but you’ll be cutting utility costs.

A win-win!

Summary

An enterprise is only really limited by the technology at its disposal from a technical standpoint. In today’s modern world, with digital businesses being easier to start, you’ll need all the right tech to stand a fighting chance in a saturating market.

Don’t let competitors gain an edge over you. Get smart with your tech solutions and win business!

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