Translating Security For Small Business

Forrester IT

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How And What Insurance US Small Businesses Buy Is Changing

Forrester IT

As insurers look at the end of the industry’s big cash cow—private passenger auto insurance—many have amped up their small business lines. Big tech, telcos, and insurtechs are also breathing down the necks of traditional small business insurers.

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Small Business Banking Has Been Disrupted (And There’s No Going Back)

Forrester IT

But Forrester’s newest research reveals that executives should be just as worried — perhaps even more worried — about another market that is being upended: Small business banking. Small and medium-sized businesses […].

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. It is amazing what some simple technology can do to help reinvent a business.

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.

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.

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

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 […].

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

FTC Offers Small Businesses Free Cybersecurity Resources

CTOvision

Dark Reading provided a good overview of an initiative of interest: The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) newly launched national initiative to educate small business owners about cybersecurity threats and defenses began with a “listening tour” last year. What it learned became the foundation for the agency’s new Cybersecurity for Small Business website and related resources, which […].

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Cloud and Mobile – Enabling the Small Business

Eric D. Brown

I just finished reading an article written by John Mason titled When Small Businesses Use Cloud and Mobile to Go Global ” over on IBM’s Smarter Planet Blog. The cloud brings a great deal of value to organizations, but even more-so to small businesses.

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

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.

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.

8 Ways Small Businesses Can Boost Sales with CRM

IT Toolbox

As a small business (SB) owner, you’ve heard how important it is to have a customer relationship management (CRM) system to increase and improve customer satisfaction. You’ve probably also heard that customers demand more personalized experiences that you can develop only by using CRM. However, knowing is only half the battle. The other half is taking advantage of the CRM system

VoIP provider breaks into four states to serve small businesses

IT Toolbox

As VoIP expands into the small business market, a recurring theme for customers has been a focus on cost-effective, highly customizable solutions. That need has opened an opportunity for smaller players to push out of their local heartland and quickly acquire clients in new regions using a service tailored specifically to small business requirements.

Why Small Businesses Need to Utilize Big Data

IT Toolbox

Big data has been trending in the business world for quite a long time now. However, many people associate big data with large businesses; I'll talk about why small businesses need to make use of this valuable resource

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 […].

3 Things that all Profitable Small Businesses Have in Common

IT Toolbox

For your small business to thrive in today?s Eight out of ten startups shut their doors within the first eighteen months. s market and realize significant returns, you have to learn from the experiences of other entrepreneurs and use the right investment tools

US-based customer support: critical for small business VoIP clients

IT Toolbox

Although once not considered necessarily a top concern, within the cloud communications industry customer support is fast becoming a differentiating factor, going well beyond the established quotients of coverage, infrastructure and up time. Leaders in the VoIP market are now looking to extend customer support – that means 24/7 - to their flagship products and beyond. VirtualPBX

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.

5 Ways Mobile CRM Can Boost Your Small Business

IT Toolbox

Great technology can help level the playing field, giving small businesses the edge they need to compete with their bigger rivals. Mobile CRM is one such system that can help your business succeed and grow. Mobile CRM is especially useful if you have a decentralized sales force who are out on the road meeting clients and making deals. Using their laptops and tablets, they will have

Trends Making an Impact on Small Businesses

IT Toolbox

Whether it?s s affecting the kind of tech they use or even who they?re re supposed to work with, here are the trends that are making big waves for startups

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.

Best Cloud-Based ERP for Small Business

IT Toolbox

It has such a nice ring to it: the cloud. It conjures up visions of free-floating, pristine forms with no limits on where they go or what they do. That's one version of a cloud. The other version is one of the leading technology topics in the world. Known as on-demand computing, cloud computing makes use of the internet to store records and documents through shared computing