Tech Tips End-of-Year Round-Up: The Most Popular IT Topics of 2018

data center illustrationAs 2018 draws to a close, we’d like to take a moment to look back and reflect on what tech-related topics captured our attention the most this year. We covered plenty of ground in our Tech Tips blog series, tackling issues from securing your IT infrastructure to cloud migration to blockchain services.

Every aspect of IT we examine in this blog series is important. Some blog entries, however, get more attention than others. These are the Tech Tip installments that attracted the most traffic during the past year, shedding some light on the most popular IT topics of 2018 in the eyes of the business leaders we serve.

1. 12 Steps to Make Your IT Infrastructure More Secure series
Cybersecurity has become a top priority for businesses of all sizes and in all industries worldwide in recent years as data breaches and hacking have become commonplace. This 12-part guide walks you through everything you need to do to safeguard your organization’s IT infrastructure, from performing a security audit to adopting a proactive approach.

2. 5 Advantages of Using Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 can help businesses boost efficiency in numerous ways, such as easy setup, project integration, and more.

3. 8 Simple Questions to Start an IT Security Discussion
With new threats emerging every day and hackers only becoming more innovative, it’s important to continually discuss and evaluate your organization’s IT security strategy. Here are some essential questions to kick off a cybersecurity discussion.

4. DDoS Attack Facts: Answers to 4 Essential Questions in the Wake of the GitHub Incident
Back in February, GitHub.com was temporarily down as the result of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. These must-know DDoS attack facts will help you understand this type of security threat.

5. 9 Advantages Microsoft Teams Has Over Skype for Business
In late 2017, Microsoft announced its plans to eventually replace Skype for Business with a new unified communications (UC) tool, Microsoft Teams. Stratosphere identified these 9 benefits of using Teams instead of Skype for Business.

6. 7 Step Guide to Successfully Migrating to the Cloud series
Cloud solutions and services remained a hot topic in 2018. For businesses looking for guidance on how to successfully migrate to the cloud, we put together this 7-step guide, which covers everything from defining your needs and goals to reviewing your disaster plan, and beyond.

7. Why You Need to Budget for IT Security in 2018
About a year ago, we covered all of the reasons why you should budget for IT security in 2018. That list became one of our most-viewed Tech Tips, and many of the points raised in it are still relevant going into 2019.

8. Here’s Why Your Business Needs IT Consulting Services in 2018
Keeping track of new technologies and staying up-to-date on evolving trends in the tech world is necessary for any business looking to maintain a competitive edge. However, creating and maintaining a comprehensive IT strategy for your organization can seem overwhelming. IT consulting services can make things less stressful.

9. 3 Ways Alexa for Business Transformed My Workday
Digital assistants like Alexa gained popularity in 2018. Our president considers how this cloud-based personal assistant has helped him tackled his workday more effectively in this post.

10. Your Guide to Microsoft Office 365 series
Office 365 can help your business operate more efficiently, promote collaboration, boost security, and more. Our guide to Office 365 will tell you everything you need to know about this solution, from how to leverage its content creation tools to why businesses rely on the product.

Overall, there was plenty to explore and comment on in the tech world in 2018. We’re excited to see what peaks everyone’s interest in the new year. In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about any of the IT solutions and services we touch on in this blog, feel free to contact our team of expert techs by calling 877-599-3999 or emailing sales@stratospherenetworks.com.

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