As part of the ongoing trade dispute with China, the United States government imposed a 10% tariff on roughly $200 billion worth of imported Chinese goods back on September 24, 2018. If that sounds bad, it could get worse: that rate is expected to escalate to 25% this year if no agreements between Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping are made.
The rise of mobility in businesses is an inevitable development, as evidenced by the increasing prevalence of shadow IT — the practice of using smartphones and other personal devices for work purposes. A survey by Cisco even found that managers are in favor of employees bringing their own gadgets, finding it a helpful addition to boosting productivity.
Data breaches are increasingly becoming more worrying. Cybercriminals are constantly devising new techniques for infiltrating systems and stealing sensitive data from small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large corporations. To make things worse, what hackers run off with does not only comprise of confidential company data, but personal details and financial information of clients as well.
Your employees no longer solely rely on computers and peripherals. Because technology is becoming increasingly mobile, personal smartphones and tablets are now viable alternatives. This allows for better flexibility without having to spend more on expensive hardware.
As more small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) turn to digital solutions for productivity and efficiency, disaster recovery is also becoming more important, as natural and man-made calamities can happen anytime. Cyberattacks, forest fires, earthquakes, and hardware failures are just some of the threats that endanger your company.
With all of the recent news of data breaches, it’s more important than ever to patch your devices. Every software is written with code, and you can often find a flaw in the programming that leaves a vulnerability in place for the bad guys to take advantage of.
When you receive a pile of orders from customers and your network infrastructure suddenly malfunctions, how do you handle the situation? Even your most tech-savvy employee may be ill-equipped to handle these issues. This is where a managed services provider (MSP) can come in handy.
Small businesses have long been a target for hackers seeking easy money. Even though they’re often victimized because of their reputation as more vulnerable than their larger competitors — due to lower budgets and a lack of robust infrastructure — SMBs still handle plenty of high-value information.
Today’s businesses face a constant barrage of digital threats coming from both inside and outside sources, such as ransomware, phishing scams, denial of service attacks, and various other forms of malware.
Many attacks succeed by exploiting vulnerabilities found in old hardware and software that are no longer supported or updated by their original manufacturers.
There’s no denying that industry regulations are among the least glamorous business technology challenges. With rigid documentation processes and harsh penalties, all it takes is a simple error or oversight to fall into a compliance technicality. To make matters worse, many regulations aren’t entirely clear on which measures businesses must take to protect the privacy of their customers.