We are halfway through 2020 and most businesses still have not returned to normal operations. Employees are scattered between home and the office. Many businesses have chosen to keep their employees remote indefinitely, in what is viewed as a progressive move toward a modern business networking environment.
Every week we encounter a business owner, executive, or manager who confidently states that they do not need to worry about cybersecurity because, “We don’t have anything a hacker would want.” This statement is baffling to us because what most hackers ultimately want is not data – They want money!
You might read the headline of this article and think, “That has to be an exaggeration.” Unfortunately, it’s not. Every single day, small businesses are targeted by cybercriminals. These criminals look for vulnerable victims, then attack. This is the world we live in today.
Information Security is a complex topic that impacts everyone in some way or another. To help cut through some of the noise and to help you understand the basics of “infosec”, let’s begin at the beginning. Confidential Data Most people understand at some level that the confidentiality of sensitive information is a key concern of […]
A common misconception among business owners is that there are only two options for IT management; internal staff or an external IT managed-service provider. For the most part, those are the two most common scenarios. Lately, we are seeing more and more businesses of all sizes combining IT staff with an external IT contractor.
Imagine, for a minute, that you’re the CEO of a scrappy, promising new start-up. In the beginning, it was just you and two other employees working on dinky PCs out of a 12-by-12-foot office, but times are picking up and the company is heading into the uncharted waters of rapid growth.
There are multiple companies trying to break into the “smart home hub” market, but Amazon’s Echo (and its sultry Alexa) are holding on to 70 percent of the market share, and it doesn’t look like that’s changing any time soon. That’s a clear sign of victory for Amazon – and a wake-up call for its […]
Modern business equipment has radically changed how we conduct everyday business. Do you realize that copiers and multifunction printers are also one of the leading causes of data breaches? They are the one device on the network that commonly does not ever have the default password changed.
The techno-geeks over at Hello Inc. have just released Sense, a device that helps you wake up feeling great. A tad smaller than a baseball, this little sphere sits on your nightstand next to your bed and monitors conditions in your room while you sleep.
Many of America’s favorite companies began as a small startup. Ben & Jerry’s sold ice cream out of an old gas station when they first opened in 1979. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in his college dorm room. Starbucks started with just one location in Seattle, Washington.