A great new example of how technology can improve our efficiency is the exciting and rapidly expanding industry of “office automation”.
Techs and consultants in our field love to dump all kinds of neat gadgets, apps, and remotely operable appliances / electronics on their clients. This is truly an exciting time to be involved in automation of any sort. New internet standards, speeds, and capabilities have allowed us to bridge a gap that we never thought possible.
Assessing & Choosing Automation Hardware
As with any young industry, inherent risks do exist and must be carefully considered. This is especially true in a business environment.
Security of the devices, support and warranties on parts and pieces of the automation controllers must be reviewed carefully before attaching them to your networks.
At Indy Tech Support, it’s our job to consider what gets installed and rejected from our client’s networks. Our team is constantly researching product bulletins to consider the risk associated with automation devices.
In a recent real-world example of why these issues are important… hackers assumed control of remotely accessible devices and had plenty of fun before permanently breaking them. Cameras have been a popular target for remote hackers to control because they can potentially access the camera without your knowledge for reasons to which your guess is as good as ours.
On the other end of this spectrum, reliability is important. With such young technology comes buggy firmware or security threats, among other issues.
How We Can Help
Give us a call and let our team go over these issues prior to any office automation installations. Our team can recommend reliable brands that have proven track records of stability and quality, which in-turn converts to longevity and value for the business.
Our moderately guarded approach to office automation technology translates into stability and savings for your company.