This year brought extraordinary advances in technology. Appliances are getting smarter, and a wide array of software is available to make running a business faster and more efficient. These ten technology gifts are perfect for the entrepreneur in your life. Amazon Echo The all-new Amazon Echo has a sleek design and better sound quality. It works in conjunction with the Amazon Alexa digital personal assistant app to play music, make hands-free calls and answer whatever questions spring to mind.
Most small business owners are well aware that basic security measures are a must in today’s digital economy. Antivirus software and firewalls should already be in place to protect against data theft and malware. However, the growing value of digital assets has prompted cybercriminals to innovate, and small business owners must stay a step ahead of them to keep critical information and equipment secure. As you finalize your 2018 IT budget, be sure to include
Cybersecurity is a hot topic this year, especially since barely a week goes by without news of another major breach. While the most publicized are those that impact large organizations and millions of consumers, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are actually at greater risk. Research by Nationwide shows that the prevalence of cyber attacks on SMBs is alarming. Of the business leaders surveyed, 58 percent have been victims of an attack – and 45 percent didn’t even
The use of technology in business is no longer optional. Technology is integral to producing goods and services, and it is used for controlling workflow and measuring key performance indicators. Consumers expect the companies they do business with to have a strong internet and social media presence. Reaching new customers requires mobile optimization of digital services, and every part of the supply chain and sales funnel relies on IT functionality. Unfortunately, keeping in-house IT staff
The malware is still undetected by the majority of anti-virus programs, according to the analysis by virus checking site Virus Total. The malware was distributed via a bogus Adobe Flash update. The outbreak bears similarities to the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks that spread around the world causing widespread disruption earlier this year. The new strain of ransomware nicknamed “Bad Rabbit” has been found spreading in Russia, Ukraine, and The U.S. The malware has affected systems at three Russian websites, an