Small Businesses Hurt by Failing to Embrace New Technologies

  Several recent studies have concluded that small businesses are not fully embracing advanced technologies like the cloud, CRM and artificial intelligence, hindering their growth potential. Their failure to keep up with evolving technologies is causing them to miss opportunities to boost sales. These failures are largely due to a widespread belief among small businesses that utilizing these technologies will be cost prohibitive and too complex for them to master.   A Salesforce survey of small business in America with less than 100 employees showed that only 49 percent are using a type of business process automation. Additionally, only 21 percent utilize business analytics or business intelligence software. These numbers…

Companies Across the World are Making Irresponsible Cyber Security Investments

Nearly one-third of companies across the globe are making irresponsible cyber security investments, according to a new security measurement index benchmark survey by Thycotic. The comprehensive study also reported that over half of the 400 respondents in the survey scored an “F” or “D” grade when evaluated on their ability to measure their cyber security efforts and performance against best practices.   The chief security scientist at Thycotic noted that it was astonishing just how many organizations are failing at measuring the effectiveness of their cyber security and hoped that this survey should help show them the error of their ways. Companies and governments all over the world are spending…

The Jump: Large Companies Fear the Switch to the Cloud

For tech companies, “cool tech” is the term used to describe the technologies that really matter. The ones that can really shift the world and disrupt the global marketplace. And there is also the term “undifferentiated IT service”, which are the technologies considered to be the more trivial components. The things that are the same from one company to the next, like email and file servers.   If you are a new startup, you don’t want to spend money on things that aren’t going to gain you momentum in the tech world. Forbes tell us, “if you’re a hot startup, you’re trying to build a culture of “we’re all in…