January is that month in which, with New Year’s resolutions still fresh, we set out to take on new challenges. Those who take a firm step towards their goal of “starting that project that I have always had in mind” know this well. And, according to the GEM Spain Report 2022-23, a reference study on the national business environment, the intention to start a business in the next three years has grown to 9.4% in 2022, reaching pre-pandemic levels for the first time. and reaching a projection unknown since 2012.
The intention to start a business in the next three years reaches its highest level since 2012, according to the GEM Spain 2022-23 Report
Those who launch their own project have an almost infinite battery of open fronts, so sometimes it is easy to overlook that one of the main pieces is digitalization: the future of a business depends, to a large extent, on its online presence .
At dinahosting, a leading provider in the web hosting and domain registration market, they have more than 20 years of experience accompanying new projects in their digital transition. From their hand we get some trends to win the game of entrepreneurship during 2024.
Automation of processes and variety of resources available to the entrepreneur
The possibility of automating certain procedures within the business, such as inventory management or part of the marketing work, will help the entrepreneur focus more on perfecting their value proposition and growing it.
There is an increasing variety of business management tools that support those first steps of any business, which speed up work and reduce time. dinahosting services move along these lines: self-renewal of services, automatic backups, email autoresponder, etc. “We try to make it as easy as possible for the client, so that the process of managing their hosting or domain requires minimal effort,” says Paulo Rodríguez, Development Director of dinahosting.
Artificial intelligence, a support when creating the web
Although the final scope of artificial intelligence is still unknown, what is clear is that it has already marked a before and after in the digital world.
In the business field, it can function as support in programming tasks, development and generation of web page images. Dinahosting offers on its blog a complete guide to applications that use AI and that can speed up the digitalization process of a business. Regarding web programming, for example, Chat Data Prep, Codeium or Ghostwriter stand out, while in the more creative section there are others such as AI Magic Tools, Avatar AI or Midjourney.
To support projects related to artificial intelligence, virtual reality, data analysis, etc., dinahosting has incorporated Servers with GPUs to its offer.
Precisely to support projects related to artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, data analysis, gaming, etc., dinahosting has incorporated Servers with GPUs to its offer. “If you compare them to CPU technology, they can do more complex, faster, and massive calculations, making them the ideal choice for processing jobs that require greater performance and efficiency. It is essential that we provide tools to businesses that want to innovate,” says Paulo Rodríguez.
Cloud Hosting, for eventual resource needs
When hosting or a server is contracted for a digital project, it is done by estimating the resource consumption that the project will have throughout the year, but there are times when if the amount of resources assigned to the hosting are not sufficient, the website will not would work properly.
In this situation, the entrepreneur would have to make the jump to a higher hosting plan, or migrate to a more powerful VPS or Dedicated, even if they were not going to take full advantage of all their resources. However, thanks to the Cloud Hosting service, “you can scale resources for a time, and then have your hosting return to its initial state. This makes it ideal for keeping your website at bay during its load peaks,” says Carlos Suárez, Technical Director of dinahosting.
“Thanks to the Cloud Hosting service you can scale resources for a time, and then have your accommodation return to its initial state”
Carlos Suárez, Technical Director of dinahosting
This service is designed for dates generally associated with consumption, such as Christmas, Black Friday or sales, or coinciding with an important promotion or product launch, which will result in an increase in web traffic. Suárez explains that the greatest advantage for the entrepreneur is that “he will hire only what is necessary. We are talking about an on-demand service, so there are no monthly or annual fees. This means that the moment you see that your hosting is going to need to support more requests, you can request in real time that your Cloud also enjoys more resources. Once that peak of visits passes, you will return to normal consumption and costs.”
Cybersecurity through multi-factor authentication
Traditional login systems are being replaced by so-called two-factor, two-factor or multi-factor authentication. It may seem like an inconsequential measure, but anyone who has a website that requires doing login You have to take it into consideration to deal with attacks from automated bots, mass phishing and other types of targeted attacks. Through multi-factor authentication, the user is asked for a second piece of information (for example, a randomly generated numerical code) to log in normally.
According to the latest survey by technology company Sharp, 51% of Spanish SMEs have network security as one of their priorities for 2024. AI is already being used in the design of malware and other types of digital viruses. Its generation is now much simpler, and its infectious capacity exponentially greater, especially because the scope of this technology is still unknown and the world is discovering it in parallel with its development.
According to the latest survey by the technology company Sharp, 51% of Spanish SMEs have network security as one of their priorities for 2024
From dinahosting, with services on five continents, they point out that “our goal is to give the client the best possible service, and that also includes a high level of protection, so that the servers on which their websites are hosted are impervious to these practices. malicious In addition, we have multi-factor authentication in the Control Panel from which clients manage all their services. It is a simple but efficient measure,” says Carlos Suárez, its Technical Director.
Entrepreneurs are also no strangers to the ‘phygital’ world
Although the metaverse was destined to change the course of technological evolution, its bubble seems to have burst in 2023, in part due to its complexity or dubious applications in the real functioning of the world. Many people understood it more as a video game than as a true advancement. However, its development will probably continue in 2024, closely linked to technologies such as augmented reality or virtual reality.
If before the famous “trial and error” was essential, now it is possible to check the operation of a design through experimentation in virtual environments, without the need to materialize the idea until it is as polished as possible. This is what is known as “digital twins”, since they are digital representations of real elements. An example close to the dinahosting headquarters, in Santiago de Compostela, is that of the Cathedral, which will implement a 3D recreation of the building to strengthen its conservation by studying air flows, humidity, etc.
You already know: this year, the board where the game of entrepreneurship is played is on the internet. If you are thinking of starting a business in 2024, focus part of your efforts on the digital section from the beginning, so that you can then simplify processes, achieve greater reach and easily adapt to constant changes.