Small Businesses Are A Big Target For Cyber Criminals

Small businesses may not seem like an ideal target for cyber criminals looking to make big bucks. However, since large corporations understand that they are at risk for an attack, many companies invest in a good cybersecurity plan. Unfortunately, this leaves the smaller businesses wide open for hackers who are looking to go after an easy target, and for small businesses, a cyber attack can be devastating. The Threat Small businesses have a hard time keeping up in a world where technology is ever-changing, including ways that hackers are infiltrating vulnerable networks. They may take advantage of a bug in a company’s system or an employee who is careless on…

Why Business Size Doesn’t Matter When It Comes to Cyber Attacks

Large organizations used to be the main targets hackers due to the massive volumes of sensitive financial and customer data they possessed. As cyber attacks become more advanced, attackers are starting to feed into the valuable data that’s held by smaller businesses. A recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey, conducted by the U.S. Department for Culture Media & Sport, reported that 45 percent of micro/small companies have experienced a breach in their system and 66 percent of medium/large businesses have suffered attacks as well. This information warns small business leaders to be prepared against a breach and to protect their customer’s data. Public awareness of cyber attacks has helped the battle…

The Magic Of Cloud Computing: Companies That Changed Their Businesses And How You Can, Too

The Magic Of Cloud Computing: Companies That Changed Their Businesses And How You Can, Too When you think of a cloud and its association with your computer, your first thought is probably, “that thing my iPhone tells me never has enough room to back up my phone’s information on.” While Apple’s iCloud system is probably the most prevalent cloud in today’s lexicon, more and more companies are getting on the cloud bandwagon to improve their systems and overall businesses. Take a look at how some large companies have utilized cloud systems and how you can apply their successes to your small business. Photo credit: perspec_photo88 / Foter / CC BY-SA…

Tech Survival Tips for Small Businesses

Tech Survival Tips for Small Businesses According to Small Biz Technology, about 75 percent of small business owners report physical symptoms of work-related stress including headaches, fatigue, back pain and anxiety. Entrepreneur.com goes further stating that work stress can be as detrimental as memory loss, not enough sleep, a weakened immune system and weight gain.   Photo: David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Fortunately, technology can make your business operate more smoothly and stress-free than ever before. See below for some tips! Take it online. Whether you’re moving your business to cloud computing, taking advantage of some CRM software or using the Internet for appointment scheduling, taking your business to the…