Protecting Your Online or IT Business from External Threats

With the news that UK economic growth forecasts have been revised up to 2.3% for the remainder of 2014, businesses nationwide are making confident plans for their short and long-term future. It is important that entrepreneurs do not become too confident or complacent, however, as this can cause significant issues that ultimately underline even the most carefully laid growth and development plans. There are threats that lurk around every corner for business owners, especially those that work exclusively in the Information Technology or online sectors.

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How to Protect Your Online or IT Business

Remote, online businesses are unique in the modern age, and there multiple risks that entrepreneurs need to be aware of.…

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Turnover Of Both Mobile And Cloud Computing Exceeds Expectations

Turnover Of Both Mobile And Cloud Computing Exceeds Expectations

When it comes to mobile and cloud computing, anyone can observe an ascending trend in terms of individual and business use. These environments have become a standard in the industry, being able to revolutionize the market as we know. In this regard, attention needs to be paid to a few important chapters:

Cost and Scalability

These two components are important for a business’s ascending, as they are able to define the limits up to which one can go. Fortunately, both these environments offer efficient deals, being very easy to observe how they delimit from the other solutions.

Cloud Service

Using cloud eliminates the need for a company to have its own IT infrastructure and also facilitate access to information with minimum effort from the users who only need an internet connection.…

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How To Protect Your Business Inside And Out

How To Protect your Business Inside and Out

Your business is your pride and joy so it is completely understandable that you would want to do everything you can to protect it. Although many business owners think about protecting their company’s premises from vandalism and theft, not everyone considers protecting the internal elements of their business like their IT system and data. In this article we will explain how to protect both the outside and inside of your business from a number of dangers.

CCTV systems

Although CCTV systems can be expensive, they are one of the best ways of protecting your staff, your business premises and the equipment inside.…

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Safeguarding Against Natural Disasters with Cloud Computing

When Hurricane Sandy hit in late October, it wasn’t only the people along the East Coast who felt her wrath. As New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania were darkened by power outages, computer users and businesses everywhere also suffered a blackout of sorts.  Data centers were knocked off-line, taking popular websites down with them. The outages also meant that some remote employees didn’t have access to their company network.

Cloud computing has benefits in a number of situations, but it is especially during a natural disaster that its value really shines through. The cloud can be advantageous in protecting data loss during a disaster by allowing organizations to perform offsite data replication to a cloud storage provider, Chris Trautwein, chief information security officer with  (ISC)2  pointed out.…

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Back It Up: Choosing The Right Storage Solution For Your Business

Choosing The Right Storage Solution For Your Business

Regardless of the size of your business, you need to have a data storage solution that protects your data and acts as a backup in case your primary storage fails. Just take a minute to imagine how you would go about trying to recover if you suddenly lost all of the information stored on your business computer, and you’ll quickly realize the necessity of data storage. Consider a wide range of options, including both on-site and remote storage, and pick the one that best meets your small business’ needs.

Pros and Cons of On-Site Storage

Keeping your data on-site may seem like the smart choice, given that you feel like you have the most control over data there.…

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3 Ways To Ensure Your Business Is Protected Online

Technology has undoubtedly been beneficial to businesses of all sizes. With the promise of convenience, convergence and collaboration, we have yet to see a promising business which has an aversion to using technological tools.

Although it is tempting to get the latest trends and tools for business improvement, there are still, in my opinion, two things that may make business owners become apprehensive about: lack of budget and security breach risks. While the budget can be worked out by allotting funds to strengthen the business, security breaches are often the most overlooked.

keeping your business secure online

Small businesses have as much to fear on online targeted attacks as corporation giants do, maybe even more.…

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Does Your Business Need An Emergency Contingency Plan?

having an emergency contingency plan for your businessDisasters can strike anywhere at any time. Whether it is man-made or natural, disasters can be crippling especially to small businesses. When you think about it, what small businesses should be investing in is a feasible emergency contingency plan. But the reality is, 62% of surveyed small businesses do not have an emergency plan in place.

An emergency contingency plan is a plan that is designed for preparation in case things go wrong. It is in effect, a preparation for anything that could happen. Having a contingency plan does not mean that you are dwelling on the negative, it means that you are giving extra protection for you business.…

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Upholding a Culture of Confidentiality

protection customer confidentialityAccording to a recent Trend Micro Global Survey, data loss is one of the biggest concerns for small businesses. It is hard to safeguard your company information if not all your employees think of its importance. Not everybody can appreciate the fact that ensuring the safety of your data is the lifeline to the success of your business.

Confidential information is entrusted to your company by your clients and it is done because they trust you and your services. It is natural therefore that everyone who represents your company in one way or another should be vigilant in protecting confidentiality.…

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Small Business Data Protection Tips

data protection tipsLoss of data is one of the reasons why a business may result in failure. Since businesses run on information, when data is lost or access those data are disrupted, the impact may threaten business operations.

According to Ontrack Data Recovery Findings, there are five causes of data loss:

  1. Human Error
  2. Computer Viruses
  3. Natural Disasters
  4. Hardware or System Problem
  5. Software Corruption or Program Problem

The above-mentioned root causes account for loss of revenue for businesses across different industries which are alarming especially for small business owners. The lack of disaster recovery plans may spell disaster and this is not uncommon for SMBs who typically do not have the budget and internal IT expertise compared to large enterprises.…

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