By Joseph Blass, CEO, WorkPlaceLive

Many people will be starting 2015 with New Year’s resolutions – with plans to be slimmer, healthier and fitter. These goals are perfectly recognisable personal targets, but why don’t we apply these aspirations to our organisations?

All organisations have the potential to improve and develop their IT security – making it slimmer, healthier and fitter!

Here’s how to do it:

Data rationalisation is a must for any business wanting to improve its security. Think about how much pressure the bloat of data is placing on your security solutions and how many gaps are being created by the expanding data waistline?

Make data work harder for your organisation and ensure it is accessible to anyone who needs it, wherever they are based. How much of your data is exposed to risks that could jeopardise your business? Don’t know? How could you know this if your data isn’t stored in one central location?

Ensure your data isn’t susceptible to anyone with unauthorised access, externally or internally. Protect it with hardened security solutions; high end firewalls, 2FA, data encryption and secure mail.

How do you ensure your New Year resolutions for the business last? Get someone to do it for you! Cloud specialists have the systems and solutions to enable you to secure your security now and for years to come. Sadly they can’t go to the gym for you!