How CRM Solutions Benefit Small Businesses In 2017

The days of businesses determining when and where to engage their customers is fast coming to an end. Most attempts to tell customers what to think or how to buy are now met with a skeptical eye from today’s buying public. As the world enters an era of consumer managed relationships, the power has swung firmly back in favor of the customer. To meet this demand, brands must be able to both keep in touch and connect with the consumer. Read on as we detail how a customer relationship management (CRM) tool allows small businesses to capitalize on this evolving sales dynamic.   According to MarketingTech, today’s consumer is more…

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How Businesses Can Combat Ransomware Attacks in 2017

It has been widely predicted that the rate of ransomware attacks will increase worldwide in 2017. Ransomware is a type of malware used to encrypt all of your computer or smartphone data and is often used against companies, government agencies and even individuals. This dangerous malware derives its name from the hackers who put it on your system, then threaten to destroy your data unless you pay a “ransom” fee. While no one can be completely immune to a ransomware attack, everyone can take steps to become better prepared for one. Read on as we detail the outlook for combatting ransomware in 2017. Ransomware makers, or more simply data thieves,…

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Predict and Protect: 2017’s Top Data Security Solutions

  As we witnessed in 2016, the issue of cybersecurity seems to be firmly entrenched as one of the most consequential issues impacting both international security and economic stability in 2017. That makes an understanding of existing and emerging cyber risks more important than ever before. According to Steve Weisman, a professor at Bentley University, this year will likely be shaped by newsmaking events in cybersecurity. He predicts that the year in cybersecurity will likely be dominated by these areas: Commercial espionage will increase. Domestic and international corporate espionage through hacking will increase as companies raid the intellectual property and trade secrets of other companies for profit. If you’re looking…

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Business Benefits of IT Managed Services in 2017

If you find yourself consistently putting off new projects and facing a backlog of user requests, it may be time to look into managed services, especially for a provider that can deliver meaningful value. Before choosing a partner, organizations should clearly define their IT requirements and the improvements they expect to see. Read on to discover the benefits that a managed services provider can bring to your organization in 2017.                 To clarify, managed services is the practice of outsourcing day-to-day IT management and computer network technical support as a cost-effective method for improving business operations, instead of having a full-time on-staff IT…

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Kansas City Managed Services Company Details Cybersecurity Outlook For 2017

Security challenges, business data and information architecture are on the rise as hackers and ransomware creators are becoming more efficient than ever before. In short, the days when a simple corporate antivirus solution would be adequate are over. With so much of your data resting on potentially vulnerable networks, a professionally managed security solution may be required. Read on as we detail in the importance of an IT security solution and the outlook for cybersecurity for 2017 and beyond.   Last year, Ginni Rometty, president and CEO at IBM, said, “Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.” She was right. In the coming years, cybercrime may…

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Kansas City Managed Services Company Details Benefits of Dedicated Server Hosting

As the year draws to a close, it’s a great time to review your server hosting solution for 2017. Small businesses in particular may be accustomed to utilizing a shared hosting option due to budgetary restrictions. While a shared option may work well for some, a dedicated hosting solution may be more in line with the needs a of an expanding business.   Shared vs. Dedicated Hosting Solutions   According to InMotion, a shared hosting solution is much like living in an apartment building. All residents (customers) are in the same location and must share the available utilities with everyone else. These resources may include such things like a pool,…

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Kansas City Managed Services Firm Details Importance of Enterprise Security Management

As enterprises move towards new technologies to minimize costs and optimize resources, they face increased security risks as cyber-criminals adopt new techniques to target BYOD devices, corporate networks, backend servers and more. As a result, it has become crucial for stakeholders to understand how to balance the security management landscape with enterprise operations. In this week’s blog, we’ll explore the importance of enterprise security management and its ever evolving role.   The average modern workplace is faced with an unprecedented number of malicious threats. Across cyberspace, crime runs rampant, with countless digital identities being stolen every day and company servers being breached all around the world. According to CIO Insight,…

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Kansas City Managed Services Firm Explores The Benefits of CRM Marketing

The sales profession is going through a real transformation. The omnichannel experiences of social, mobile and digital are enabling buyers to be significantly more informed at each step of the buying journey.         The core sales process is rapidly changing due to the addition of new technology and greater contact touchpoints. Sellers are transitioning from selling individual products to a singular point-of-contact to increasingly complex solutions to buyers who are often only a small part of the stakeholders involved in the final decision. This pushes the process of building relationships with your customers to the forefront. Whether you’re just launching or in your third year of business,…

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Kansas City Managed Services Company Details Benefits of Sales CRM

As the holiday shopping season hits its stride this weekend, we decided to refocus on the one thing that nearly every retailer is obsessing over this time of year: sales. Let’s face it, customers of most businesses are connected to social media 24/7. That means that businesses must be able to reach potential customers at all times of day and be able to make sales, regardless of the time or situation. If only there was a tool that could help businesses do exactly that. Well, actually, there is. MDL sales customer relationship management (CRM) provides your team with the tools it needs to streamline your internal processes and do their…

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Kansas City Managed Services Company Details Why The Hybrid Cloud Is The Future of Business

In the purest sense, the hybrid cloud is truly a game changer with undeniable benefits, with many having moved or are considering moving to the platform due to the limitations of operating in either a solely private or public cloud environment.   So what exactly makes it so great?   First, a little background. When cloud-based data centers came into existence, IT administrators saw them as a great way to use computing power as a utility. One could demand as much storage, RAM, CPUs and application instances as one wanted. The cloud would even expand and contract to provide the varying number users with the resources they needed. However, that…

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