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The 3 Best Microsoft 365 (formerly 0365) Packages for Small Business

The 3 Best Microsoft 365 (formerly 0365) Packages for Small Business

Small business owners these days are keenly aware of the need for digital transformation to give them a competitive edge. You can no longer get away with using outdated programs installed on your server, or email applications that aren’t secure. The risks to companies of every size demand you use the latest technology, regardless of whether it’s practical for you financially. Thankfully, programs like Microsoft’s 365 (previously referred to as Microsoft O365) can give you a variety of hosted exchange options that enable you to keep your software up-to-date, access all the capabilities you need, and do it all at an affordable price. What’s more, you don’t need a complicated “tech stack” to do it with, because software-as-a-service (SaaS) often comes in the form of a bundle that lowers the cost and knowledge barriers.

Multi-factor Authentication: Why SMBs Need a Layered Security Approach

Multi-factor Authentication: Why SMBs Need a Layered Security Approach

Small businesses are just as vulnerable to cyber and network attacks as large corporations since the main concern of hackers is to steal confidential financial information. Once they've seized the data they can use it themselves to compromise accounts or sell it to other criminals on the dark web. Here are realistic ways your SMB can fight attackers, using multi-factor authentication strategies.

True Crime! The Real-Life Story of a Phishing Attempt

True Crime! The Real-Life Story of a Phishing Attempt

For hackers, American small business culture represents a target-rich environment. Small businesses don’t often possess robust institutions designed to deter attackers. They might not use commercial grade antivirus, and they most likely don’t use tools such as strong passwords or two-factor authentication. They almost certainly don’t employ firewalls, IDS/IPS, or SIEM tools, and all but the largest and most well-resourced SMBs don’t employ a full-time employee to monitor these tools. Many of the decision-makers at these companies don’t see the need for robust security measures.

Strategic Fail: Why SMBs Fail to Plan for Technology & How to Fix It

Strategic Fail: Why SMBs Fail to Plan for Technology & How to Fix It

Similar to larger organizations, small businesses perform business-related functions such as sales, operations, accounting, and finance. They must compete with the bigger companies around them, providing the same (if not better) level of customer service and support to keep their customers happy and returning. The difference is that they do it with a much smaller pool of money, time and talent.