While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shows the daring acts of bravery and sacrifice that put the Death Star plans right in the hands of the Rebel Alliance, it also provides insight into another field: business IT.

So, what exactly does a galaxy far, far away have to do with technology in your organisation? Let's take a look. But be aware; this article contains spoilers.

Keep your data within reach

The Citadel Tower on Scarif is a treasure trove of records, from official communications to the aforementioned blueprints. While having a data repository is a great idea for Galactic Empires and SMEs alike, the Citadel Tower has a major flaw: inaccessibility. Scarif is an isolated planet in the galaxy's Outer Rim without remote access capabilities. In Rogue One, Director Krennic must travel to the planet to review records stored there – a move that doesn't go well for him.

Businesses should avoid this mistake and look to managed cloud services for data storage needs.

Be aware of internal security risks

Organisations need to be prepared to guard against internal and external security risks.

It's important to remember that the Death Star vulnerabilities were revealed by the project's lead scientist, Galen Erso. This type of data breach, committed by organisational insiders with or without external collusion, is also common in real life. According to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, there were over 10,000 cases of insider and privilege abuse in 2015, with just under 200 instances where a data leak was confirmed.

Staying vigilant against these risks is made easier with IP security and surveillance solutions, capable of protecting your organisation's digital and physical premise.

Make it easy for clients to find you

The beginning of Rogue One is marked by several groups working towards the same goal: finding the militant rebel leader Saw Gerrera. While Galen Erso's messenger and the Rebel Alliance team both find him, neither has an easy time of it.

Potential clients shouldn't have to look hard to find your business.Potential clients shouldn't have to look hard to find your business.

Much like Gerrera, businesses thrive when clients can track them down easily. A strong advertising strategy that takes advantage of the wide spectrum of digital media – from search engine optimisation to social networking – puts organisations squarely in front of their target audience.

Businesses, and the characters in Rogue One, have a wide variety of IT needs they must see to. Working with a partner that can help on multiple fronts saves on time, costs and hassle.

To learn more about how we can help with all your business IT needs, get in touch with the experts at LOOKUP.COM today.

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