Mission-Critical Software for Small Businesses
With so many types of business software solutions out there, you might not immediately know what you should aim to use and why. Thankfully, while there are countless types of businesses and organizations out there, some staple applications make their way into most offices, giving your company a decent starting point. Let’s take a look at what some of these software programs are and why you might want them.
Nothing beats a good productivity suite that includes a word processor, spreadsheet program, presentation software, email client, and calendar management platform. A productivity suite is practically a necessity in today’s workplace. Some of the most common ones include Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, but other more specialized positions may also make use of others, like the Adobe Creative Cloud.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
Unlike the antiquated telephone systems of old, Voice over IP technology allows companies to use their Internet connection as a voice communication tool. VoIP also helps by reducing costs and setup time. Many VoIP solutions can simply exist as an application that is downloaded to your chosen hardware, be it a desktop, laptop, or smart device, and its ease of implementation means that you can cut back on unnecessary infrastructure additions while still getting the tools you need to thrive.
As the first line of defense against threats, the password is an incredibly important tool. While it has been going out of style with the use of multi-factor authentication, this does not diminish its importance. Password management tools allow your company to leverage complex passwords without the annoyance of having to remember them all. Password management tools store your passwords in a protected vault, calling them only when needed.
Antivirus and Other Security Solutions
You cannot gloss over your company’s security. This is much more involved than simply implementing a firewall—rather, you need to implement solutions that can protect your network and all endpoints connected to it. Both small businesses and large enterprises fall victim to hacking attacks every day, so take extra care to ensure that your business is protected from viruses, malware, and other nasty entities that make their home on the Internet.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Encryption is a powerful tool to help your business keep data and privacy intact, particularly in today’s remote workplace setting. A VPN encrypts data sent to and from a device, improving security while on unsecured networks. This is great for keeping your data private while on unsecured Wi-Fi connections while traveling or while away from the safety of your office.
Does your business need a hand with implementing software solutions? Indevtech can help. To learn more, reach out to us at (808) 529-4605.