IT Services | December 9, 2022

Prepare for 2023: Software & Tech Strategies Your Business Needs Before 2022 Ends

The clock is running down on 2022. Do you have the time for a strategic buzzer beater? 

When it comes to your business technology, you can’t afford to wait. Start 2023 off on the right foot with these must-have tech strategies, software, and solutions before you get more behind than you already are.  


We’re going to choose to ignore the fact that you haven’t already instructed your employees to enable Multi-Factor Authentication on their accounts and, rather than scold you, instead focus on why exactly you need to get it done ASAP. To put it frankly, password protection is no longer sufficient enough to protect your sensitive information.  

Multi-Factor Authentication works to verify an end user’s identity by using tokens like text messages, codes, or even biometric data in addition to their credentials. Foregoing MFA, where it’s available, means putting your entire organization at immense risk of cyberattack. Don’t be the weak link – get it done now.  

A Password Manager 

While we daydream about the days of passwordless login, the fact of the matter is that having strong passwords will be crucial to any good cybersecurity infrastructure in 2023. This means using unique passwords for each account, avoiding common words and phrases, using a mixture of capital and lowercase letters, adding numbers or symbols, and, lest we forget, not sharing your credentials with anyone. Yes, including your organization.  

Of course, putting this level of care into your password creation takes a toll. We suggest employing a password manager like LastPass to do the heavy lifting for you. It’s easy to set up and even easier to use, and believe us – your security can’t wait until 2023.   


On the topic of security, given the rate of cybercrime today, it’s no longer a question of if your business will be attacked but when. Combating cyberattacks that could come from any angle at any time is best done not by waiting patiently for one to come along but by hunting them out.  

EDR – and its spiritual successor MDR – offer a proactive solution to this problem. By identifying all of the endpoints in your organization and then monitoring them for changes that might indicate a breach, EDR (Endpoint Detection & Response) and MDR (Managed Detection & Response) go on the offensive, identifying vulnerabilities and isolating them so that even if the worst does occur, your business doesn’t crumble.  

Antivirus alone simply isn’t good enough. Consider upgrading to EDR right now before it’s too late.  

Process Automations 

We know what you’re thinking: “It’s the end of the year! Why would I worry about rehabbing my processes now when we could just handle that after the holidays?” 

The answer, of course, is simple. Automating your processes with innovative software solutions will clear up your employees’ schedules, reduce redundancy, maintain productivity, and ensure that your organization starts on the right foot in 2023. Even if you’re unable to procure brand new tech in the short time we have until the end of the year, from email organization to task completion, we’re confident that there is something your team can automate before year-end.  

Updated Hardware

Start making a list and checking it twice – it’s time to give your business the gift of new hardware! 

Using out-of-date or poorly maintained devices puts your organization in jeopardy in more ways than one. Not only will constant issues from obsolete tech run amok of your team’s workload and efficiency, but outdated technology is also extremely attractive to cybercriminals.  

Plus, if you purchase new devices, machines, or software licenses at this time of year, your hardware might just qualify for a Section 179 deduction in your taxes, too.  

Support You Can Count On 

The holiday season can get hectic. And fast.  

From OOO vital employees to last-minute major projects, issues tend to pile up this time of year. Guarantee that your business has the support it deserves by linking up with a Managed Service Provider (MSP). Offering 24/7/365 expert-led support, MSPs take care to support your staff from wherever, whenever, and whatever the problem might be.  

What’s more, working with an MSP can decrease the high costs of IT downtime. A significant outage during one of the busiest times of the year can force a business to shut its doors in no time flat, and a support system in the form of an MSP works hard to make sure that won’t happen. 

A Partner You Can Trust

Stop using business technology and start harnessing it.  

Going into the new year, it’s time you started working with an IT provider who doesn’t just fix problems when they arise but helps guide and strategizes with you to craft an ecosystem that really, really works. Getting started with a technology partner in an MSP will be crucial to navigating what changes may come in 2023 and beyond.  

Make 2023 Your Year with EMPIST 

New year, new you, new MSP.  

For over 20 years, team EMPIST has been empowering businesses just like yours with the technology they need to succeed. From advanced IT managed services to proactive cybersecurity and more, EMPIST has the tools, resources, and knowledge base your organization requires to make next year your best year yet. What do you say we get to growing, together? 

To get started with EMPIST right now – visit us online here.