No matter the industry, you’ll be hard pressed to find any modern business that isn’t investing in digital technology such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, or managed services. But there’s an alarming truth about digital transformation: according to Forbes, 84% of companies are failing to achieve their goals.
Organizations are investing more into information security every year and with good reason. As the costs of data breaches continue to skyrocket and hackers take advantage of an ever wider range of attack methods, business leaders are facing a constant battle to regain control and stay one step ahead of the threats.
Hiring a managed services provider (MSP) is a wise business decision. If you’ve already partnered with an MSP, that means you have the foresight that not a lot of companies have. You’re likely benefiting from lower IT costs, less downtime, better systems, and data security.
Technology makes business collaboration and communication easier than ever. With virtualization, your employees no longer have to be at the office to do their tasks and interact with colleagues. All they need is a trusty device and a stable internet connection, and they can work anytime, anywhere.
Natural disasters and cyberattacks are always lurking around the corner, waiting to jeopardize your business continuity. Without an effective disaster recovery plan (DRP) in place, you’re risking the safety of your software and data, which can be dangerous for your enterprise.
2018 saw over 600 data breaches and 22 million exposed records, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. You might be surprised by how many of those breaches could have affected you. This is why you must take your business’s cybersecurity to the next level and follow these six tips to develop a more efficient cybersecurity plan in 2019.
#1 Start with understanding your risks
Cybersecurity tools are used to reduce or eliminate risks and to identify cyberthreats early so you can continue with your work while keeping your IT systems safe and sound.
From baby monitors to smart refrigerators, Internet of things (IoT) devices have been taking households and businesses by storm. These grant greater convenience in our everyday lives. However, they also pose a danger to you, your family, your colleagues, and your business.
Cyberthreats and natural disasters are always just around the corner, waiting to jeopardize your business operations. Without disaster recovery (DR) measures, you can experience major data loss that can be detrimental to your company’s survival.
In a 2017 report by Nationwide, it was revealed that 68% of small-business owners don’t have a written disaster recovery plan.
When the Cambridge Analytica Scandal broke in March 2018, the public was shocked to find out that the private data of more than 50 million Facebook users were collected without their knowledge or consent and used to target political advertisement during the Trump presidential campaign.
When we say virtual computers, we’re not talking about virtual reality or anything spooky like that. It’s simply a way for office employees to do work at their cubicles using something that approximates a typical desktop computer, but is fundamentally different.