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Preferred has been serving the Tinley Park area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Three Types of Software Moving Business Forward

Three Types of Software Moving Business Forward

Software plays a major role in business, regardless of what type of business you run. Whether you use a CRM, a point-of-sale system, or your software profile is a little more complicated, you need to understand a few things about modern software in order to get the most out of it. Let’s take a look at three things you need to know about modern software. 

Threat Prevention

Some of the most dynamic software can help your business function efficiently, but a fair amount of software is designed to protect your business from the myriad of threats that threaten it. Today’s threat landscape is vast; all it takes is one issue to become a major problem for your business. Software solutions such as firewalls, malware detection, and virtual private networks (VPNs) work to give your organization a cache of tools that allow you to focus on your business and not the minefield of problems you must go through each day. 

Cloud Computing

The cloud has long since been a valuable tool to get the resources a business needs that they typically couldn’t afford. Today, more people are working remotely than ever before and cloud computing is the best tool available for businesses to get their software disseminated to their employees, no matter where they work. Most software companies offer cloud services that provide around-the-clock access to the software, the storage needed for the application, and comprehensive management and maintenance of software and underlying infrastructure for a monthly user-based cost. 


One of the most important parts of software nowadays is the ability for multiple users to access and work on the same file. Additionally, being able to communicate to keep operations working smoothly, especially with teams dispersed geographically, is a must. Today, collaboration platforms are developed that not only allow teams to manage projects and services, but also integrate all types of beneficial tools that allow users to communicate, quickly switch between tasks, and share files and data. 

Software has never been more important to the average business. If you would like some help managing your software platforms or acquiring the software necessary to run your business optimally, call the IT experts at Preferred today for a free consultation. 

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