Technology has changed how we do business. In fact, many customers will judge you based on how technologically advanced you are as a business and not the number of buyers you have.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is. You must make it a point to use IT to your advantage.
It’s not a secret. We now live in a world where cyber criminals work day in and day out to hack into small and medium sized businesses to make a profit. This practice has become a profession that’s quickly putting businesses in jeopardy.
Despite companies working hard to protect against these threats, hackers have developed ways to mimic user behavior as a means of gaining access to sensitive information.
Do you know every web application your employees are using? There is a high probability that your workforce is utilizing many devices and applications without explicit approval. Collectively, these programs and devices are called Shadow IT. Shadow IT is essentially any application employees download or IT service they sign up for without vetting by your IT provider.
When was the last time your business underwent a Network Assessment? As a business decision-maker, there are many moving parts to keep track of, and IT monitoring can easily fall through the cracks until something breaks. This approach can lead to unexpected expenses and business downtime.
Disasters do not come with a warning. A tornado might strike tomorrow, your computer might crash the next moment or your phone may fall victim to a hacker. All these potential hazards put your data at a great risk since you can lose access to it all any moment unless you have a reliable data recovery plan in place.
Have you noticed the “not secure” message in the address bar when you head to certain websites on Google Chrome? As safe as the site might be, if they don’t have a secure layer (Secure Sockets Layer - SSL or HTTPS certificate), you’ll receive a warning when trying to visit their URL. That’s a new feature in Google Chrome as of July 2018 and it’s one that’s worth paying attention to.
Outsourcing IT operations has long been seen as a strategic decision for large organizations to reduce cost but with the advancement in technology and communication systems, small businesses can also benefit immensely from outsourcing their IT operations.
Small businesses make up the vast mass of companies that are in the United States of America. This has made them one of the crucial part of the economy.
Naturally, your customers want you to keep their personal and financial data safe but when there is a data breach, it can be an expensive ordeal, and the customers won’t be happy.
Summer is winding down and open enrollment is right around the corner. Is it time for you to think about HIPAA compliance?
Many business owners and decision-makers believe that HIPAA belongs to the world of doctor’s offices and insurance companies, but it’s a little more complicated.