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10 Small Business Tech Trends

The small business landscape is no stranger to change, especially over the past year when work had to be done either remotely or following strict safety standards. It was unchartered waters for most. The ones that were already tech-savvy were best prepared, as they already had the infrastructure to ...

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Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

With all the stress the pandemic has placed on businesses, it would have worse 20 to 30 years ago with only telephones, early cellphones, beepers, and fax machines as the lifelines to our teams and customers. Businesses would have had to completely shut down or risk employee illness. The ...

On-Premise vs. Private Cloud

There’s no doubt that the cloud has made business easier and, for the most part, safer for organizations around the world — and their clients. This is especially true during the pandemic, with remote work being the norm. But not every cloud solution is the same. Affordability, accessibility, and ...

82% of Companies Give Third Parties Access to All Cloud Data

According to research done by the Wiz Research team — a team of cloud security professionals from Microsoft — we’re far too trusting of the parties we do business with. In fact, over 80% of companies provide 3rd party vendors with access to information and data on their cloud — which may cause both ...

Preventing an Email Outage

Have you had an email outage? We’ve recently received several calls from customers with email issues – here’s what we’ve learned. Email outages are occurring after web developers inadvertently make changes to DNS records. So, when you are having website updates or development work done, there are ...

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The Pandemic Increased Vulnerability to Cyber Attacks

As painful as it is, the odds are that you’ll fall victim to a cyberattack one day. Think of what this could do to your business, not only due to funds and data lost or compromised, but also the reactions of clients when they’re told that their information was compromised due to a lack of proactive cybersecurity. Cybercriminals are banking on the hopes that we’ll leave ...

Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

According to a Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses instead of large corporations. And as these small businesses navigate the remote work landscape, they are exposing themselves to new security risks. Without the tools to provide them with a snapshot of their exposures, there may be threats already infiltrating their ...

Cybersecurity Mistakes to Avoid as a Small Business Owner

Imagine a day without computers. How would your remote team communicate? How would you transfer data? How would you communicate with customers and vendors? Without access to the digital tools you’ve grown accustomed to, you’d have to resort to pen and paper, snail-mail, and the telephone to get work done. And without proper cybersecurity measures in place – it could ...

The Old Way of Handing Out Corporate Hardware Doesn’t Work Anymore

A year ago, supporting a mobile workforce meant assigning a laptop and trusting that they’d use it wisely. For most businesses, mobile hardware was reserved for mobile workers, like those in sales and support—not employees who primarily work at a desk. The more employees work from home, the more they’re becoming accustomed to crouching over a laptop or finding room in ...

Now’s the Time to Revisit WFH Cybersecurity

Since the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to shift to remote work, cybercriminals have spotted an opportunity to exploit corporate networks. No longer is your data protected behind the moat and drawbridge of the fortress you’ve worked so hard to build. Home networks, public Wi-Fi, smart home devices, and more all open the door to savvy criminals just waiting to ...