While the days of downloading new antivirus software from floppy disks or CDs are long gone, having up-to-date protection against cyber threats is still a very present reality. Even if the way we protect our computer systems looks different than it did in decades past, the need for protecting valuable data is more important than ever.
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Imagine that you’ve spent many years and thousands of dollars building up the IT infrastructure of your small business. Lately, you’ve started to notice that your computer connections are lagging or moving slowly, and you’re increasingly worried about outside cybersecurity threats that your basic managed services provider (MSP) doesn’t cover.
Technology is now at the core of most business operations. Be it family-owned shops, small startups, or large enterprises, every business leverages technology to run its business activities. With such increased IT adoption, a data security plan is essential to safeguard businesses against cyber incidents.
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Think about how much your business has changed in a short period and how much business we all do in the cloud these days. Most of us have moved from software to cloud resources. Our networks are used to connect to third-party providers like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Office 365, or Google Docs. Many accounting systems and payroll services are online. CRMs like HubSpot or Zendesk are in the cloud. Each one of these connections can help you be more productive, but they can also create greater threat exposure.
Technology has become an essential ingredient for successful business operations, regardless of size. It is seen as an effective way of building your company, sharing information, and transforming productivity that extends beyond company boundaries. But with how quickly technology is advancing, many small businesses find it hard to figure out what technology to use, when to invest in new tech, and how to prioritize their investment to reap the greatest reward.
A ransomware attack on a gasoline transport company in the United States is driving a surge in gas hoarding and potentially gasoline prices just as the country’s recovery from the pandemic and summer travel heat up. Naturally, the attack is also raising the public and businesses’ interest in ransomware and cybersecurity.
The last few years have been a wild ride and technology has played an essential role in helping SMBs adapt to various business challenges. The work has to keep evolving, most continue to focus on cybersecurity, remote working, and cloud migration.
Microsoft 365 is an indispensable business tool but did you know that your service package is missing a very important feature?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most SMBs have had to adopt a remote working arrangement. This has been successful for most SMBs so far, to the surprise of many. Most SMBs thus intend to maintain this model even after the pandemic is over. But, due to lockdown measures imposed by governments, most remote workers are struggling to work with children in the house that need to get on their Google Meet. Employers need to be understanding because workers have more than work to attend to. This means that sometimes during work, employees will need to attend to other responsibilities like helping their teen sign into Zoom for class. Yet, this model has allowed SMBs to cut costs of huge office space to accommodate employees. In this article, we look at IT solutions that will ease SMB transition to remote work model in the long term.
When everyone was working in the office behind firewalls, your greatest IT risks were most likely employees clicking on suspicious links and the occasional coffee spill.