Businesses are eager to start internet of things (IoT) initiatives, but efforts are hindered by shortages of workers with the latest skills necessary to progress with these projects. IoT platforms are designed to save businesses money, improve decision-making via access to new data resources, increase staff productivity, provide better visibility into the business and improve the overall customer experience.
Last month, our CEO Brian Brammeier presented on the importance of business continuity technology and testing at an Illinois CPA Society event. For a copy of this informative presentation in its entirety click here…
While most businesses are aware of the threat of digital extortion, many lack the level of protection necessary to successfully combat an attack. According to a recently released report by the Financial Times, malicious attacks have surpassed human error as the leading cause of data loss.
Businesses spend billions of dollars every year working on their websites and launching apps to increase their online and mobile presence. If you are going to invest that much money into growing your online presence, it is equally important to invest in adequate cyber-security to protect your interests.
Do you remember the first time you started getting random popups on your computer? That turned out to be spyware, requiring you to start running programs like Webroot and MalwareBytes to fix it. Now the same thing can happen to your mobile phone.
You most likely have heard about the recent ransomware cyber-attack WannaCry that has impacted more than 250,000 devices in over 150 countries across the nation. Countries throughout Europe were hit the hardest, and several large companies and organizations were cripplingly impacted; including banks, hospitals, and government agencies.
Do you own a small to midsized health and wellness practice? Focusing on building your clientele and providing top notch services to your clients should be on the top of your to-do list. However; it is important to take the time to consider your technology needs and to explore some options on how to address them.
Many small businesses are forced to find out the hard way they were not prepared for a disaster. Hacking, fire, flood, or extended power failure can happen at any time and destroy your business. You may not even realize how dependent your business is on technology until you loose access to your network devices and data.
Do you own a successful family business? Check out these five simple tips on how to improve your business’s technology without having to spend a fortune.
As more businesses update to VoIP in an effort to improve communications with customers and employees, a number of low-quality equipment retailers and service providers are offering substandard advice on how to upgrade to VoIP. Depending on the nature of your business, many customers’ first impression of your business will be made over the telephone. It is worth investing in the right VoIP equipment and service provider to guarantee a favorable impression.
Contemplating whether you should invest in cyber security insurance for your small business? Learn more about the protection offered by this type of insurance, the types of coverage available, and the pros and cons associated with purchasing a cyber security policy in the article below.
Is your business prepared for a cyber attack? Recent data from Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report shows that small businesses are becoming a larger target for cybercriminals. Last year, cybercrime activity targeted small businesses 43% of the time.
Whether you are a business owner in search of a managed service provider to handle your business’s standard IT needs or if you are currently handling your company’s own IT related tasks and are contemplating outsourcing, learning more about common misconceptions associated with IT services will help you to decide what is right for your business’s needs.
Make a commitment to grow your business in 2017. Free up your time and resources so you can devote them to business development and existing customers. Even if your business only has a small number of employees, you should not have to handle your own IT management. Spend your time doing what you do best; working hard to develop your business, manage your staff, and taking care of your customers. Your ROI will make you regret not outsourcing your IT needs sooner.
To ensure HIPAA compliance and avoid heavy fines, your practice must develop internal policies and procedures supporting all aspects of HIPAA legislation. It is your responsibility to train staff in implementing and following HIPAA policies and procedures enforced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Are you looking to pressure test and update your current business continuity plan (BCP)? If not, you should be. Testing your Business Continuity Plan (BCP) not only provides essential employees with real case scenario experience in carrying out your business’s plan of action; it also helps you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your plan. This article will provide you with some tips on how to test your BCP and objectively analyze the results.
Whether you are considering transitioning your business to a remote workforce utilizing VoIP technology or if you are a start-up exploring the available options for launching your business, obtaining a comprehensive understanding of how to use VoIP technology to manage a remote workforce will help you determine if it is the right fit for your business.
Specialty insurer Beazley has analyzed their clients’ data breaches thus far in 2016 and concluded that ransomware attacks will be four times higher this year compared to last year’s number of attacks. During the first nine months of 2016, Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services unit managed 1,437 data breaches on behalf of clients, compared to 931 breaches during the same period last year.
Is your business considering making the switch to Office 365 cloud storage? There is a lot of contradictory information circulating around on the web concerning cloud storage and what it entails. This article will provide you with some helpful truths about cloud storage to help you determine if this is the right move for your business.
This past year alone, one in five small to mid-sized businesses have been victims of some form of cybercrime. Cybercrime is criminal activity that involves the internet, computer technology, or a computer system. Cyber criminals target businesses looking for ways to illegally generate revenue. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to protect your business against cybercrime and to make sure all of your employees are aware of the dangers associated with this rapidly growing criminal threat.
Business servers crash on a daily basis. Unfortunately, many businesses find out the hard way that their continuity plan and system backup hardware is deficient. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure continuity in the event of a server crash. Follow these steps to ensure your business will be back up and running as normal within minutes of a crash:
Thinking about switching to a managed IT service provider to handle your business’s data management and security needs? If any of these three signs apply to you and your business it is time for you to hand the reigns over to a professional:
Are you considering hiring a managed IT service provider to handle your business’s security, maintenance, and network needs? Many small to mid-sized businesses make an attempt to tackle their own IT needs. This can prove to be a costly and dangerous mistake.
While larger healthcare systems have made significant progress in complying with HIPAA rules and in implementing adequate controls to safeguard Electronic Protected Healthcare Information (ePHI) from external and internal threats, small practices are still struggling to achieve full compliancy.
SMBs are faced with a myriad of challenges on a daily basis:
- Generating revenue
- Servicing clients
- Managing employees and other physical assets
- Navigating an ever-increasing regulatory burden