I'm not saying that it's time to break out the Commodore Amiga, but many of the SMB technology trends we saw in 2012 will continue to gain momentum in 2013. Increased mobility between smartphones and tablets, bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile device management (MDM), and the ever-increasing migration to the cloud all stand out. One important technology trend which has been forgotten or just underfunded has been disaster recovery. However, 2013 may be the year to change all that.
We here in the Mid-Atlantic saw firsthand just how devastating a disaster can be both personally and professionally. Super storm Sandy not only thrashed beachfront luxury, but it also severely impacted businesses of all shapes and sizes. If you do nothing else, at the very least draft an action plan for your organization in case of any eventuality. When you are ready to spend capital on disaster recovery technologies, start with the most important technology resource which is your data. A solid backup strategy, consistently worked and followed, may be the difference between thriving and shuttering your business.