Protecting the data and systems that keep your business thriving is essential to more than just your reputation. It’s essential to your survival. A data breach can be devastating. Sixty percent of small business that fall victim to cyber-attacks close within six months.1 Luckily, you can protect your business with backup and security solutions.
Why should you protect your business?
54 percent of surveyed SMBs stated that malware could cause a loss of productivity
With the constant developments in IT, it’s difficult for small to medium-sized business owners to keep up with the latest technology. By using Managed Services, not only are you up to date, you also are free to focus on the aspects of your business that bring in more income.
Thinking about purchasing new ERP Software? If so, now may be the perfect time. For a limited period, Microsoft is offering the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 starter pack and additional 2 licenses for just $5,000, That's a total of 5 full user licenses. With the starter pack your business will get core financials and distribution functionality.
Looking for manufacturing functionality? The extended pack is available for $10,000.
A leaked FBI document cites that inadequate security practices are still widespread in both private and public sectors. According to publication CRN, there have been attacks at various government agencies that stem from public sector hacks such as the one at Adobe earlier this year.
According to the FBI report, it is abundantly celar that software vendors, goverment agencies and private companies need to step up their game.
Gartner has advised it's members that they may want to consider a different mobile strategy if using Blackberry. According to Gartner Analyst, Ken Dulaney, there is a significant possiblity that Blackberry may be broken up.
Blackberry's issues began with the introduction of the iPhone and Google's Anrdroid devices. Apple and Google addressed the needs of the average consumer who wanted to mix business and pleasure on one device. Blackberry was tailored for the corporate user and lacks the application base of Apple and Google devices.
You finally have your new website up and running and now you are curious to see how all this work has paid off. The most obvious way to tell is if you are receiving visits or traffic. If the volume is lower than you expected this might be because customers simply cannot find you. To change this most businesses adopt a strategy for implementing SEO (Search Engine Optimization) which is optimizing your website with content and keywords that help influence where your website shows up on search engines. But, how do you determine SEO Success?
Over the next few months I will be blogging about affordable marketing tools. Some you may have heard of and some may be new to you. These tools are easy to use and affordable; in some cases they’re free.
Data breaches can be time consuming and costly to your business. Furthermore, they can damage your reputation. To learn how you can minimize the risk to your business, check out our 10 minute video presentation “Technology Challenges Your Business will face in 2013 Part 1 Security.”
If you don’t have time to check out the video, here are a few tips you can do to make your business more secure.
Technology is continually changing at a rapid pace. New software and systems are constantly being introduced. This often comes at the cost of legacy systems which are left behind when developers stop supporting them. Unfortunately, many businesses still use these older systems or programs and are often left without support. Microsoft has announced that they will stop supporting some older, yet still popular software.