How small businesses can navigate remote working

CTOvision

Remote working has become the norm for businesses of all sizes during these trying times. Over the past few weeks we’ve seen an unprecedented rise in remote workers never seen in the business world before.

15% of Small Businesses Experienced a Cybersecurity Threat in 2019

CTOvision

More than 1 in 10 small businesses faced a virus, hack, or data breach in 2019, revealing small businesses’ cybersecurity vulnerability. Luckily, the majority of small businesses (67%) say they […].

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Small businesses unprepared for remote working, most don’t provide cybersecurity training

CTOvision

Stay-at-home orders for more than 40 states have forced millions of businesses to establish remote workforces that rely solely on internet-enabled applications and products to conduct business.

The transformative digital tools that small businesses can implement overnight (VB Live)

Venture Beast

Join this live VB event to learn how one small business found success modernizing business processes and how you can, too. Read More.

PayPal, Intuit QuickBooks approved to hand out emergency funds to small businesses in coronavirus program

CTOvision

PayPal and Intuit QuickBooks announced Friday evening that they were approved by the Small Business Administration to take part in the Paycheck Protection Program. The emergency government loans are meant to help small businesses survive the economic […].

GoDaddy Highlights Small Business Cybersecurity Paradox

CTOvision

Earlier this week, reports said two researchers from Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania made their case for safe harbor rules and overall easing of regulatory penalties for small businesses hit by a cyber attack. Their argument, reports in the Wall Street Journal said, is that small businesses are held to the same standards as large corporates […].

10 Small Business Marketing Tips

TechnoBezz

It is a business strategy that company’s use to promote their goods and services. Good marketing usually increases your sales and make your business more profitable. If you are a small business owner then you will need cost effective marketing ideas. Business card.

Cloud computing for small businesses: Five reasons why it works

CTOvision

Read Fabrice Beaux explain five reasons why cloud computing is a must for small and medium businesses on IT Pro Portal : Small and medium businesses (SMEs) play a significant role in the development and growth of the economy of any country.

SEO for Small Businesses

Galido

It can be difficult for small businesses to fully utilize technological marketing means due to a lack of knowledge or a lack of funds. Either way, this puts small businesses at a distinct disadvantage from larger companies with deeper pockets.

Save £10 on Prime Day by supporting small businesses

Mashable VR

SAVE £10: Spend £10 with small businesses on Amazon to save £10 on Prime Day. 12, Amazon will offer a £10 credit to use on Prime Day to Prime members who spend £10 on items sold by select small businesses on the site.

How Your Small Business Can Begin To Use Big Data

CTOvision

While big data can seem like an intimidating term when you are running a small business, it can be a very useful tool to drive your business’s success. Big data, as a term, encompasses many sources of information, some of which you may already use. Big data has many benefits to offer you, from a […]. Big Data CTO News

Hackers’ delight: Small businesses investing more in Internet of Things, less on cybersecurity

CTOvision

Investing in technology is top of mind for small business owners — with 44% saying they plan to invest in resources related to the Internet of Things, or IoT-connected devices, for their business in 2020, according to new research from the latest CNBC SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey.

Is your small business ready for the new world of work? (VB Live)

Venture Beast

To reckon with the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are finding that digital tools can ensure continuity and safety, help you stay competitive and more. Read More.

The three ‘B’s’ of cybersecurity for small businesses

CTOvision

While big tech company data breaches often make headlines, small and medium businesses who suffer much more data breach or hack attacks seldom make it to the news. In reality, small and medium businesses are more vulnerable to data breaches. In fact, last year, half of the American small businesses have been breached by hackers.

FTC Launches New Cyber Security Tools for Small Business

CTOvision

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a resource to raise awareness about the vital role cybersecurity plays for the 32+ million small businesses in the US. This effort was part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October, which has been recognized every month since 2003. The NCSAM was established with the collaboration […]. Cyber Security

7 Cybersecurity tips for small businesses – especially those with remote workers

CTOvision

Small businesses have been facing a mountain of problems since the coronavirus outbreak took hold of the world’s economy and shifted most people to working from home. Millions of small […].

9 essential cybersecurity tips to protect your small business

CTOvision

Read Jareth’s tips on how small and medium businesses can protect themselves from hackers on Security Boulevard : As a small enterprise owner, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that cybercriminals won’t target you. After all, why would anyone waste their time going after your business when there are much juicier fish […].

5 Ways ERP Can Benefit Small Businesses

IT Toolbox

If you're a small business owner, you've likely been through your share of software headaches. The problem is that every business has its own needs, and there is no cookie-cutter solution. As they evolve, most small businesses end up cobbling together a variety of software services and apps to create a software potpourri that delivers most of what they want but is far from ideal.

Enterprises, Small Business, Lead Machine Learning Activity

Information Week

Data science and machine learning are gaining more of a foothold in organizations of all sizes, but the largest of organizations have the advantage of more resources to invest

Reinventing a Small Business with Simple Technology

Eric D. Brown

Last year I helped a friend of mine reinvent his business. My friend owns a plumbing company that has been in business since the 1940s and has been passed down to him from his father and grandfather. Needless to say, the company has been successful enough to stay in business for over 65 years. By all measures, this “little” plumbing company, which is what my friend calls his business, is doing quite well. Small Business CIO Technology mobility Small Business

Is ERP Good for Small Business?

IT Toolbox

When you run a small business, you're always on the prowl for ways to make your business run more smoothly and serve your customers better. You're also looking for ways to streamline operations and improve the efficiency of your business. You want it to grow and generate increased returns on your investment. Enter enterprise resource planning, or ERP. Does ERP

How phishing attacks have exploited the US Small Business Administration

Tech Republic Security

Such attacks have tried to capitalize on the loans provided by the SBA in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

The Small Business Guide to Information Security

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - The Small Business Guide to Information Security - Information Technology Blog. Information security is a major issue in the business world, and security breaches cost businesses millions of dollars per year. But they can be particularly disastrous to small businesses. The worst is that about 40% of all cyber-attacks are perpetrated against small businesses, and only a fraction of them are prepared.

How To Know Whether Your Small Business Will Reap Big Benefits From AI Adoption

CTOvision

Find out from Serenity Gibbons how even small and medium enterprises can benefit by adopting AI in their business practice on Forbes : As a small business owner, have you dismissed artificial intelligence as a technology whose daunting complexity is rivaled only by the price tag that comes with it?

Small businesses underestimate financial damage of cyberattacks

Tech Republic Security

The average breach causes an average of $149,000 in damages, yet most small-to-medium-sized businesses thought cyberattacks would cost them under $10,000, survey reports

Cybercriminals Favor Targeting Top Executives, Small Businesses, Money: Verizon Data Breach Report

CTOvision

Verizon published last week the 12th edition of its Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) based on real-world data from 41,686 confirmed security incidents and 2,013 data breaches spanning 86 countries worldwide. “Every one of the incidents in this report is either where data has been stolen, or there was a quantified cyber incident,” told me in […]. Cyber Security News

What Can CRM Do for Small Business?

IT Toolbox

Many small businesses wonder whether they truly need to incorporate a customer relationship management (CRM) platform into their business processes. So many other options are out there—so many tools, programs, and applications. Is a CRM system necessary? The simple answer is yes. The more complicated answer is, why wouldn’t you take advantage of every tool available to aid you in building

Translating Security For Small Business

Forrester's Customer Insights

I had an invite to speak to a group of small business owners […]. age of the customer security & risk #cyberinfluence #ciso CEO cybersecurity digital business digital strategy Security & Risk small business Zero TrustThis week is BlackHat. The annual Hacker Summer Camp as many folks call it. And this year is the first year in 14 years I haven’t been there. This year I intentionally took an opportunity to punt on Hacker Summer Camp. Why?

Ransomware attack: Why a small business paid the $150,000 ransom

Tech Republic Security

The CFO of a small company that was the victim of a ransomware attack and reveals why they paid the ransom (in Bitcoin) to gain back control of their systems

Equifax faces small business class action over data breach

Computer Weekly

Small businesses in the US have filed a class-action lawsuit against credit rating firm Equifax, representing millions of others affected by a breach of personal data

100 Percent Of Small Businesses Go Out Of Business One Nanosecond After the Simplest of Cyberattacks

CTOvision

I just read another scary marketing email. This one from one of my favorite firms. I love Cisco. They have done more for America and our way of life that most others. They are creators and innovators and I am honored to have interacted with them through the years. But their marketing team has fallen […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Why Small Businesses Must Invest In A Signal Booster

IT Toolbox

This post looks at how a small business could benefit from a signal booster

Guide to Email Marketing for Small Business

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Guide to Email Marketing for Small Business - Information Technology Blog. Email marketing can be a great way for small businesses to reach out and communicate with their leads and consumers. Email marketing works for all businesses, especially the small B2B ones. If you own a business, then you are in the right place, we are here to provide you with all the information you need regarding Email marketing.

7 IT Security Risks for Small Businesses

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 7 IT Security Risks for Small Businesses - Information Technology Blog. Here are top IT security risks you should avoid or manage before they take your business down. Do you think your business is too small for a cyber-attack?

7 of the best VPN providers for small businesses

Tech Republic Security

With work shifting away from offices, SMBs need a top-shelf VPN to continue doing business. Here are some of the leading brands

7 Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses in 2020

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 7 Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses in 2020 - Information Technology Blog. Personal and Business — Keep Them Separate. First things first: as a small business owner, you should never mix your personal and business financials.

This Devious—And Mostly Legal—Ad Scam Is Bleeding Small Businesses Dry

GizModo VR

e crimes ad fraud cybersecurity small business covid 19For the past few months, a lot of folks—this reporter included—have watched their favorite local bookstores, pizza joints, and coffeeshops get systematically gutted by the economic tumult that came with the current pandemic. Back in April, academics predicted that this economic carnage would result in over 100,000 of… Read more.

3 IT Hacks to Dramatically Increase Small Business Efficiency

IT Toolbox

There are incredibly user-friendly software tools that can help a small business achieve great efficiency without hiring an excessive IT staff

Small businesses bearing the brunt of cyber crime, says FSB

Computer Weekly

The Federation of Small Businesses is calling for more government support for its members in defending against cyber threats

Facebook combines Messenger and Instagram chats in new app for small businesses

The Verge

Facebook is launching a new app to let small business owners manage pages and profiles across Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram, COO Sheryl Sandberg announced in a blog post Thursday. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Most UK small businesses in the dark over GDPR

Computer Weekly

There is still much work to be done before UK SMEs are fully prepared for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), business barometer shows

How Small Businesses Can Protect Their Data

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How Small Businesses Can Protect Their Data - Information Technology Blog. In today’s digital world, data is key for all businesses and every owner needs to consider how they can protect this data from cybercriminals. Cybercrime is a huge global issue and one which small businesses need to be concerned about because small organizations are often the primary target because it is thought that there will not be adequate protection in place. .

How VoIP Transforms Small Businesses into Big Players

IT Toolbox

In a highly competitive market, small businesses need any leg-up they can find. If small businesses and startups were able to significantly reduce their overhead costs, they could effectively expand their reach and have a greater impact on their market. It's not enough to offer a unique product or better customer service - sometimes it all comes down to dollars.