Stratosphere Networks Year in Review: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

Wooden blocks against a white marble surface that spell out GOODBYE 2020.With only a few days left in 2020, we’d like to thank everyone who read the Stratosphere Networks blog during the past year. Of the numerous articles we posted on a wide range of tech topics during this eventful time, here are the top 10 blog posts that attracted the most traffic.

1. 5 Key Considerations for Overhauling Your IT Road Map for 2020
Because of how rapidly technology evolves, it’s always a good idea to revisit your IT road map at the beginning of each year. This list of questions for revamping your tech strategy was our most popular post and can still help your business going into 2021. Read the full article.

2. The Business Benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Different types of AI – from self-driving cars to customer service chatbots – have already begun transforming our lives in significant ways. Read the full article to learn how this cutting-edge type of technology can benefit your business.

3. Top 3 Cloud Computing Trends to Watch in 2020
The cloud became more popular than ever in 2020 as businesses sought to empower remote workers with technologies such as Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). This post’s popularity shows that the cloud was a top priority even before the pandemic. Read the full article for details and keep an eye out for an updated version coming soon in 2021.

4. Preparing for a COVID-19 Outbreak: Can Your Team Work From Home Securely?
After COVID-19 reached the U.S., many businesses instructed their staff members to work from home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read the full article to learn how to ensure your team has proper remote work capabilities.

5. Microsoft Office 365 Spotlight: Teams Provides the Tools You Need for Efficient Collaboration
The Microsoft Office 365 suite of business apps surged in popularity as companies sought to equip their teams with tools that allow them to collaborate and communicate effectively from anywhere. Read the full article to learn about the advanced UCaaS capabilities end users gain through Teams.

6. Tech Talks: Avaya Cloud Office by RingCentral Offers Advanced Communication Capabilities
This cutting-edge UCaaS platform from our trusted partners Avaya and RingCentral comes with numerous features to increase efficiency and drive exceptional customer service. Read the full article for details.

7. Why Businesses Choose Google Cloud
Many companies rely on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) because of its exceptional security controls, advanced infrastructure, machine learning and other standout features. Read the full article to learn how to get the most out of GCP with the right partner.

8. Why In-House IT Doesn’t Make Sense for SMBs Anymore: Reasons to Outsource Your IT Services
For many businesses, the pandemic eliminated the main advantages of in-house IT, such as having support staff in the same building as other team members. Read the full article to learn why it makes more sense these days to outsource your IT.

9. COVID-19 and Zero-Trust Architecture: Why This Framework Makes More Sense Than Ever Post-Pandemic
The shift to remote work infrastructure also created new cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Read the full article to find out why zero-trust networks have emerged as a popular solution to today’s IT security concerns.

10. Will Your Managed Service Provider Survive COVID-19?
Small IT service providers that lacked the staff and resources needed to seize new opportunities were hit particularly hard by the pandemic-driven economic downturn. Those that don’t close their doors might not have the IT security capabilities necessary to secure remote work infrastructure. Read the full article to learn about the importance of finding the right MSP for your business.

We’re looking forward to continuing to cover important developments and trends in the IT world in 2021. Thank you again for reading, and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about the posts listed here or comments on what you’d like us to write about going forward. Just call 877-599-3999 or email sales@stratospherenetworks.com.

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