(video) Are you sick of your ICT costing a fortune

Roger Smith, CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd, Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime and founder of the SME Security Framework | Speaker | Consultant | Trainer discusses –     why ICT cost so much to implement

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Hello. My name is Roger. Are you sick of your technology costing a fortune?

So let’s have a look of why it costs so much. A lot of large organizations especially in our space, people like CISCO or fortiGate, invest a lot of money in understanding what the bad guys are doing. They invest a lot of money in doing technology to make sure that the bad guys are not getting in to your systems and that is one of the reasons why they’re a lot more expensive than some Dlink or Linksys.

So, you need to know that although technology is expensive and if you bought something like a fire eye system depending on the size of the organization, it comes down to making sure that you are understanding the risks to your business.

If you don’t consider the risks of being hacked really important, then you won’t spend a lot of money on protecting yourself. But if you the other attitude where my business is critical, my information is critical, my information about my client is critical, then you start to invest in making sure that you have the best environment.

The other alternative to making sure that you have the best is to outsource and you can use better technology to deliver better outcomes within your business because you are not paying capital expense to bring that into place.

And because you’re not paying large amounts of money as an initial outlay to make things work, and then you’re training people up to make sure they are working, then you need to know that the systems of the outsourcing company is going to bring to the table are going to be a lot more productive and beneficial to your business.

Thank you very much.

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