Kaseya Software Hack Highlights Small Business Security Squeeze

CTOvision

shows how damaging supply chain attacks can be for small and medium-sized businesses that often outsource their information technology support. Rather than maintaining an in-house IT function, these businesses usually hire consultants known as managed service providers.

15% of Small Businesses Experienced a Cybersecurity Threat in 2019

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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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Why AI is a small business’s best friend

Venture Beast

Both on the cloud and in the traditional data center, new services and software releases are bringing advanced AI tools to small businesses in low-cost, easy-to-use formats that don’t require rare and expensive skillsets to operate.

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.

Why small businesses may want to pursue virtual CISO

Tech Republic Security

The post Why small businesses may want to pursue virtual CISO appeared first on TechRepublic. At first glance, a vCISO may seem out of the budget, but SMBs might be missing out on some major benefits.

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 […].

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 […].

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.

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.

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 […].

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

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

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. Here you will find tips, advice, and information about how to get started with SEO for your small business. This often the best option for many 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.

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.

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 […].

Debate: Is Amazon good for small business?

GeekWire

Amazon is a seedbed for new small businesses while providing unprecedented opportunities for entrepreneurs and vital convenience and pricing for consumers — a necessary hotrod engine for the U.S. economy and small business was author and Financial Times tech journalist Rana Foroohar.

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.

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 […].

How small business marketers can optimize marketing budgets and drive leads (VB Live)

Venture Beast

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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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Howard Schultz funding online learning program for small businesses using CreativeLive platform

GeekWire

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is launching a free online learning program designed to help small businesses gain the necessary skills to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tech Chase Jarvis CreativeLive Howard Schultz Small Business Starbucks

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

Small businesses try to survive around Amazon in Seattle as company shifts remote work policy again

GeekWire

The South Lake Union neighborhood is still there, but many small businesses would like the “you” to return in the form of thousands of tech workers. Paying much more would add to the struggle he is already facing in increased costs for ingredients and loss of business.

Top CRM software services for small businesses

Tech Republic Cloud

Attracting new customers while satisfying and retaining current customers requires a personal connection. CRM services tap into the power of the cloud to give SMBs a competitive edge

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

Square launches checking and savings accounts for small businesses

The Verge

Square is launching a new free banking service on Tuesday that connects to the payment and point-of-sale products the company already offers to small businesses. You can sign up your small business for a free Square Banking account today Image: Square.

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

What to do if your small business is a victim of a cyberattack

Tech Republic Security

Immersed in the throes of a cyberattack is not the time to figure out how to respond. An expert offers suggestions on how to create a company-specific incident-response plan

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.

Netgear launches tri-band Wi-Fi 6E for small businesses

Venture Beast

Netgear is launching its first tri-band business-grade WiFi 6E access point aimed at small and medium-size businesses. Read More. Consumer Enterprise technology category-/Computers & Electronics/Networking Netgear WiFi 6E

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