Top Tech Trends of 2020

As we all know, 2020 has been a particularly unique year due to COVID. Some people are quarantined at home with loved ones. Others are alone. Some are even starting to go back to work depending on where they are in the world. 

Technology has become more important than ever this year because it’s keeping people connected. Particularly during the holiday season, it’s important to find ways to see loved ones even if you can in person. 

There has been a wide range of important technology trends that have gone up in popularity since the beginning of 2020. Not only do some trends help with staying connected with loved ones, other’s helped people securely work from home during a time when it became necessary. Here are a few of this year’s popular tech trends. 

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Remote Access

With 2020 came COVID quarantine, and a new work from home culture. This is why safe remote access has become such a top trend. When the majority of a company is working from home network security and endpoint security need to be taken into account. 

There is enough malicious software out there to take down a small to medium sized business (SMB). This is why remote access through the cloud has become such a great way for your team to work from home. All a user needs is a secure internet connection to safely access the company network. During a time when most team members are outside of the office, this kind of solution becomes a necessity. 

The last thing you want is financial loss because an employee used the network in an unsafe way. This kind of access helps you and your company avoid cyber attacks. You can’t skimp on data protection when sensitive information and the integrity of your business come into play. 

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Video Chatting 

Most of you have been separated from certain loved ones for the better part of a year. Now that the holidays are here that has become a serious issue. You probably don’t want to miss out on quality time with the special people you only get to see once or twice a year, some even less than that. 

That’s why video chatting and all the fun options it provides has become such a big part of daily life and celebrations. Whether it’s a birthday or New Years Eve there are so many games you can play over video chat

For example, you can do a video chat scavenger hunt. This is fun for kids and adults and you can create your list of items based on who’s playing. You can also find lists of items online. 

This game requires the players to find the item on the list (or one that’s similar) in one minute. Once  everyone compares what they’ve found or “scavenged” points are given out. 

This is only one of the wonderful ways to bond with people you love in a virtual sense. Platforms like Office 365 provide applications like Microsoft Teams which allow you to efficiently video chat. Social media platforms offer that kind of feature now too. No matter what medium you choose, this is a beautiful way to have fun and forget about social distancing for a moment. 

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Cybersecurity

What also came with COVID was a rise in social engineering and other types of cyber threats. This has inspired more businesses to invest in cybersecurity solutions. IT costs can be stressful. Especially now, when businesses have had to shift things around due to changes in operations. 

At The TNS Group we offer a number of managed security solutions that will prevent you from breaking the bank. We are committed to operating as an extension of your business and gaining a full understanding of your  technology needs. 

This means, you won’t be paying for anything you don’t need. With the necessity of remote access and endpoint protection, looking into a monthly plan may not be such a bad idea. There are so many hackers out there and their threats are only becoming more serious. Don’t let one gain unauthorized access to your network due to lack of security. 

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Telemedicine

As many of you know, the healthcare industry. With so many healthcare professionals dealing with COVID the way in which a non-COVID appointment has changed. Although many locations are still open for in-person visits, telemedicine has swept the country. 

Instead of taking the time to go to a location, and take a potential risk, you can now see doctors via video chat. This usually involves some kind of discussion and depending on the issue at hand they may ask you to send in photos. Either way you’ll be treated as necessary and given any antibiotics required, just like a regular appointment. 

Many of you may have anxiety about going into a hospital or doctor’s office. This eliminates that feeling and may even sbe speedier than your typical appointment. 

If you’d like more information on managed security, remote access, or other ways to protect your business, contact The TNS Group today.