Small- and medium-sized business owners dream of seeing their organization grow and thrive. To achieve success, they give customers value for their money, provide stellar customer service, and leverage technology to save on operating and marketing costs.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way enterprises operate worldwide, and businesses in Rock Port and Maryville, Missouri are no exceptions. With stay-at-home orders issued across the Show-Me State, business leaders had to think quickly and formulate a plan that would allow them to continue operations, serve customers, and ensure revenue.
The “new normal” is projected to see businesses’ increased reliance on cloud-based solutions, and with it, more numerous and sophisticated cyberattacks. But not all cyberattacks that target small- and mid-size businesses (SMBs) are about shutting down systems or withholding data for ransom.
Even before a stay-at-home order was issued in different states, remote working had already been a growing trend. In 2019, about 4.7 million workers across the United States spent half of the workweek being productive from their homes. The numbers are sure to get higher, as enterprises have begun adopting remote work arrangements to keep operations running during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The individual components of your business’s IT systems need to work seamlessly — even more so with the COVID-19 crisis now forcing companies to depend on a distributed workforce. When they don’t, you are bound to suffer losses. These are the top three losses businesses suffer the most because of IT downtime.
Power outages, floods, equipment failure, cyberattacks, and other disasters lead to downtime and lost revenue. Without a proper disaster recovery (DR) strategy, your business will spend an exorbitant amount to repair damages and restore operations.
And since a large portion of business operations rely on collected data like medical records, vendor information, and payroll details, having no qualified DR plans puts your company at serious risk of data loss.
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Last year, more than half of US businesses targeted by ransomware elected to pay criminals to recover their data. It’s hardly any wonder cyberextortion is a growing black-market industry affecting millions of businesses and individuals the world over.
Businesses in every industry face overwhelming pressure to innovate if they want to keep up with the rapid pace of technological development. As such, there’s a great emphasis placed on the importance of software tools. The problem is, many businesses and professionals are using far more tools than they actually need.
Windows 10 receives two major feature updates every year so users can enjoy game-changing features and get the latest security patches. The 20H1 update is slated for full release in spring this year, but Windows 10 Insiders can already download and install the preview build to give it a test run and help Microsoft by reporting any bugs.