As 2020 comes to an end, with its challenges and opportunities for many, I wanted to look back at what it meant for Asygma. I think it’s fair to say that this year will be etched in our minds for some time. The pandemic has certainly caused an upheaval in our day to day lives. The business sector had also been hit hard. The fact that offices had to be shut down meant that a large chunk of companies needed to find a way to move online fast.
As soon as the stay-at-home rule was put into place by the government, companies scrambled to get their virtual workplaces set up and we are proud to say that we helped many companies in this process. Because of our focus on cloud IT, it meant we could swiftly enable many to work remotely.
Asygma has grown tremendously this year, and although there have been a few bumps in the road, I’m proud of what our team had achieved. I thought a short recap would be a great way to end the year. So, sit back, relax and let me give you a rundown of how Asygma fared in 2020:
Our Highlight Reel: A Few of the Best 2020 Moments
In the year where many conferences were cancelled, Asygma facilitated a virtual event that was held using Microsoft Teams. With over 600 finance professionals taking part, it was important to deliver an environment where sharing of ideas can take place in a meaningful way.
One of the main concerns for this event was that all of our guests’ security needed to be preserved. In order to ensure that everything went off without a glitch, we had 25 support engineers on hand to ensure a smooth delegate experience.
With a drastic shift in priorities this year, the UK IT leaders have started to invest more in migrating their workforce online. Our team prides itself on our ability to transform any company's workplace with our skill set in Cloud IT services. I am proud to say that we have been able to support many businesses from the UK and the USA with system migrations to enable remote working. Doing so swiftly enabled our clients to continue their business online with minimal disruption while automating their workflows. It was great to be a part of their growth journey when many businesses were closing.
We also collaborated with IT companies to provide our expertise on some of their more technically complex projects.
Key Trends Impacting Small Businesses.
The government had encouraged people to work remotely thus it’s no surprise that 2020 has brought about a ton of tech innovation, with a few close to our heart:
● Virtual collaboration tools are on the rise: Video streaming services like Microsoft Teams are seeing a massive increase in adoption and becoming a new norm for business meetings. With the added pressures of keeping professional appearances while knowing your toddler may storm into your office at any time, improved virtual background features and noise cancelling plug ins have been particularly useful for working parents.
● Teaching remotely has been big: Schools are imperative to any society and the pandemic has unfortunately hindered this integral part of life for our children. Online teaching is a great way to get around this issue and many schools across the globe have shifted to this method, at least for the time being.
● IT support has gone remotely 100%: Once the first lockdown orders came, many businesses were stuck with no access to the resources they needed to move online. In particular, we have been deploying large quantities of devices arriving directly from the manufacturer to the end user without ever needing to touch them or have physical access to them.
However, a few issues have come along. Security is one. The fact that your company's data can get targeted by any person that has access to an internet connection and some fancy tools can be quite unnerving. Earlier this year the World Health Organisation (WHO) received a ton of cyberattacks. There have also been a few cybersecurity breaches of seemingly secure fortresses, which caused many nations’ government to issue alerts.
How We Helped Businesses Thrive During This Trying Time.
Small businesses got hit especially hard during the pandemic. This fact isn’t surprising because these companies simply didn’t have access to the right resources. Moving your entire workspace online is hard enough for a megacorp. Additionally, small businesses are also more likely to fall prey to cyber-attacks, with hackers easily making a medium profit. These attacks are automated, scalable and they can target multiple businesses at once which makes it extremely deadly for smaller companies.
We have been able to help many clients weather this storm. There are two main vulnerable points that smaller businesses have when it comes to virtual workspaces: lack of online resources and cybersecurity.
Asygma found new and innovative ways to combat both of these issues. We help our clients set up a remote workspace by using Microsoft Teams and we also ensure that they have everything in order. Our cloud IT services helped many clients shift online without a lot of hassle, creating a more efficient workplace that offers a better experience to employees and customers.
A Final Yearly Recap:
This year has had its ups and downs but throughout all of the trials, Asygma has grown tremendously. Our team helped many through this demanding time and we’re ready to transform many more businesses. Thank you to all of the people that have supported our team in this endeavour, we cannot wait to see what the future holds.
If you’re interested in our services, then feel free to get in touch. We’re dedicated to helping your online space become as seamless as possible. Technology has the ability to transform the way we work but you’re only going to be able to reap the benefits of tech if you’re able to use it properly