There is one thing many small businesses do that puts them at risk for a cyber-attack. They take a reactive approach to IT security. They wait until something bad happens before they do anything.
When you work in technology it's easy to focus on the “new”. The latest system updates, new applications, hardware upgrades, new security threats, and new responses. We are always working to keep up with the latest thing. However, sometimes the next big opportunity for innovation is an under-utilized existing technology.
The return-to-work process can be just as confusing and uncertain as the work-from-home process was in the first few weeks. There are many unknowns. How should business navigate loosening restrictions? How can you build staff and consumer confidence upon reopening? How quickly will consumer demand return? Will technology need to change? Will your information technology strategy still work? Are there temporary technology stopgaps that need to be removed, improved or replaced?
The current market has businesses uncertain about moving forward, which has caused many to stall. The workforce and consumer shifts created by the COVID-19 pandemic have the ability to permanently change the way our industries do business and how our businesses function.
In the past couple of months, just about everyone has been forced to shift priorities. If you’re like many business owners, you are intently focused on pivoting your business to accommodate today’s “new normal.” In fact, you are probably investing so much of your time in trying to retain your customers and generate new cash flow that you barely have time to even think about cyber security.
Virtual reality (VR) has many benefits. Its immersive sensory experience is being applied in healthcare, gaming and entertainment, fashion, the military, and the media, just to name a few. Small- and mid-sized businesses are no exception, as this technology is changing how they normally do business in wonderful ways. Create your own VR prototypes With […]
Businesses have more access to customer data than ever before, and that trend will likely continue in the future. The insights you get from all that data are valuable. However, a lot of data is unnecessary or possibly even problematic. To ensure your insights are relevant and useful, you must have a well-defined data collection […]
If you’re thinking about replacing a server for your small business, then that probably means your company is experiencing success and is starting to grow. That’s great news. But is it really time to invest in a new one? Or does waiting too long risk slowing your business down? Either way, it’s important to consider […]
Because it is cost-effective, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a popular choice today among small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to upgrade their phone systems. But before you contact just any VoIP distributor, make sure you are dealing with a respectable and trustworthy one. Here is a checklist of the must-have qualities of a […]
If you’re thinking of transitioning your business to the cloud, consider the security of the platform. While providers would like us to believe that the friendly, fluffy cloud image used to market the service means it is automatically secure, the reality is far different. Just ask one of the nearly seven million Dropbox users who […]