3 Types of Cyber Insurance You Need to Know About

September 19, 2022

As the world becomes more digitized and cybercrime increases, the need for cyber insurance is something businesses should not overlook. If your company handles, transmits or stores sensitive data, you need to know about cyber insurance.
Cyber insurance is intended to protect businesses from the monetary losses arising from a cyber incident that could jeopardize their future. It covers financial losses...

How an IT Service Provider Can Help With Cyber Insurance

September 12, 2022

When looking for cyber insurance for your small business, you may find it hard to navigate technology and insurance jargon. There are even different types of cyber coverage and you might not be sure what you need because you’re not a cybersecurity expert. Plus, once you do have coverage, there’s always the risk of not receiving a payout in the event of an incident if you didn’t meet...

Don’t Fall for These Cyber Insurance Myths

September 5, 2022

As the world increasingly moves online, so do the risks to our businesses. Cyber insurance is one way to help your business recover following a cyberattack. It covers financial losses caused by events such as data breaches, cyber theft, ransomware and more.
Cyber insurance can be beneficial in many ways since it typically covers the cost of:
Recovering dataLegal proceedingsNotifying stakeholders...

Why Your Business Needs to Prepare for Cyber Incidents

August 22, 2022

As the world becomes more digital, so do the risks of conducting business online. Cyber incidents can happen to any business, regardless of size or industry, and can have serious consequences.
The following are some examples of common types of incidents to look out for:
Phishing is an online scam in which criminals send emails or instant messages falsely claiming to be from a legitimate...

Balancing a Proactive and Reactive Approach to Cyber Incidents

August 15, 2022

A cyber incident is a type of security event that can harm a business like yours. Ranging from data breaches and system failures to malware attacks and phishing scams, these incidents can hinder productivity, revenue growth and customer satisfaction.
In most cases, a cyber incident will result in data loss or downtime. This can include loss of confidential information, customer data or business records....

Cyber Incident Response 101 for Small Businesses

August 8, 2022

Imagine it's the end of a long workday and you're ready to head home for the evening. However, just as you're about to leave, you find out your email credentials have been hacked and critical data has been stolen from your business. As a small business, you may have to deal with similar scenarios caused by phishing attacks, ransomware, malware or any other security threat.
The question is, do you...

Cyber Incident Prevention Best Practices for Small Businesses

August 1, 2022

As a small business owner, you may think you are “too small” to be the target of cybercrime because you aren’t a large, multimillion-dollar company. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Although the media mainly focuses on attacks on big businesses, small businesses are low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals.
Cybercriminals know that small businesses are less likely...

How to Find the Right Managed IT Service Provider for Your Business

July 25, 2022

When looking for an IT service provider to outsource your tech support, it’s crucial to remember not all IT service providers are the same. You need to find one that understands your specific needs and can offer you the best possible service.
There are a lot of IT service providers out there and it can be tempting to go with the cheapest one. However, you get what you pay for in most cases....

What a Top-Notch IT Services Provider Will Offer Your Business

July 18, 2022

There are several reasons why small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) like yours can sometimes struggle to meet all your technology needs in one location. One reason is that small businesses often lack the resources of large corporations, so making the most of what you have is essential. Another reason is that small and medium-sized businesses suffer the most from sudden personnel losses and extended...

Why Smart Businesses Outsource Their IT Needs

July 11, 2022

In today's business world, technology plays a significant role in almost every industry. It has disrupted the way we live, work, interact and collaborate.
There are endless ways that technology can benefit businesses like yours. Technology can help you automate processes, connect with new customers and improve communication within your company. Ultimately, technology can help you reach your business...

Need More Reliable IT Services for Your Business?

July 4, 2022

One of the biggest challenges that small and medium-sized businesses face is how to use their limited resources most effectively. Every decision, from what products or services to offer to how to market and sell them, has to be made to protect their bottom line.
Small businesses also face several challenges in obtaining reliable IT services in-house. Not only do you have to worry about the expense...

How to Build Trust Using Your Business’s Technology

June 27, 2022

Technology can be a daunting investment for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Between the initial cost and the time and effort it takes to maintain and keep up with technology, it’s little wonder why so many SMBs are hesitant to invest in it.
However, when done correctly, technology can be a powerful trust-building tool for SMBs. By having reliable technologies, you can build trust among...

What to Say ‘No’ and ‘Yes’ to When Practicing Trust-Building in Your Business

June 20, 2022

The world has become a less trusting place. A recent study by the Edelman Trust Barometer found that trust in business, media, government and NGOs has reached an all-time low. The study also revealed that trust levels are divided along generational lines, with millennials displaying the lowest levels of trust.
This can have far-reaching consequences, including decreased investment, creativity and...

The Case for Trust-Building as a Small Business (It’s Not Just for Enterprises)

June 13, 2022

There is a strong connection between trust and prosperity. In fact, when trust levels are high, businesses tend to grow faster. According to McKinsey and Company, Harvard Business Review, Forrester Research and many other reputable organizations, trust is the connecting fabric upon which innovation and business success are built.
You might think that trust-building isn't crucial for small to medium-sized...

Why Businesses Need to Prioritize Trust

June 6, 2022

While you would not expect a technology company to discuss topics such as trust, we're not like most managed service providers (MSPs). We understand how technology affects trust and impacts your people, processes and bottom line. That's why we're here to show you how to leverage trust to achieve your organizational goals.
When we talk about trust in the technology industry, we usually mean zero trust....

Agility for Your People, Processes and Technology

May 23, 2022

Nothing is more crucial to a business than stability. Yes, profit matters, but companies can achieve consistent profits easily when markets are stable.
The world, of course, doesn’t always work this way. Markets are highly unpredictable and things change in the blink of an eye. If your business's viability is dependent on the marketplace, which is almost always the case, you must be prepared...

Things to Avoid While Practicing Organizational Agility

May 16, 2022

Even though it’s no secret that small to medium-sized businesses often have vastly fewer resources in comparison to larger enterprises, prioritizing agility is just as critical for their survival. This is because, in today's world, where a variety of unpleasant surprises can arise at any time, you must be well prepared to avoid becoming overwhelmed. Recent events, such as the pandemic, supply...

Making the Case for SMB Agility

May 9, 2022

The last two years have been a bumpy ride for organizations of all sizes globally. During this time, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) were hit the worst. Since most SMBs have limited cash and resources, setbacks were much more severe for them than for big corporations with more resources.
Irrespective of whether your company had to completely shut down during the COVID-19 lockdowns or whether...

Password Best Practices– Password Day 2022

May 4, 2022

12 Password Best Practices
With the business world heavily reliant on digitalization in this day and age, the use of technology in your organization is unavoidable. Although technology can undeniably give your business an advantage in increasingly competitive markets, there are many troublesome areas to keep an eye on. This is why interest in cybersecurity has risen in recent years.
Password protection...

What is Organizational Agility?

May 2, 2022

It's hard to predict the future. Just think of all that has happened in the world in the last two years. From the COVID-19 pandemic to supply chain issues to inflation and war, no one could have predicted these events early enough to be adequately prepared.
These challenges make it more difficult for companies to succeed and achieve their long-term objectives.
When the needs of your employees, customers...

Common Scalability Mistakes SMBs Make

April 25, 2022

Most small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are stretched for time and resources, due to which they may end up rushing through process implementations, technology upgrades and new hire training. Inevitably, this results in botched executions and a foundation that doesn’t support sustainable scalability.
Sustainable scaling allows you to scale up or down as needed and considers your people,...

Top Technologies for Scalability

April 18, 2022

Rushing through process implementations, technology upgrades and new hire training can cause botched executions and unnecessary confusion. That’s why businesses must pursue a sustainable strategy that allows them to grow smarter, not just faster. Sustainability in business is all about being repeatable, adaptable and capable of scaling up and down as needed.
Sustainable scaling requires you...

Aligning People, Processes and Technology to Scale

April 11, 2022

Your company operates in a turbulent business environment where new technologies are reshaping industries, customer preferences are evolving rapidly and geopolitical equations are shifting dramatically. If you’re struggling to adapt to these quick and challenging transitions, you’re not alone.
To tackle these issues as soon as possible, some corporate executives resort to quick fixes that...

What Does It Mean to Build a Sustainable Business?

April 4, 2022

Being a sustainable business means more than just recycling and using renewable energy. It means laying the groundwork for future employee and customer growth. An organization with sustainability as one of its core principles has a better chance of success in the future.
Three attributes of a sustainable organization are:
Continuity or the ability to repeat processesAvailability or the ability to...

3 Common Tech Acceleration Mistakes

March 28, 2022

As a business executive, you often face the task of keeping up with current technology trends to boost productivity, lower expenses, strengthen your brand value, enable new collaboration and maximize profitability.
If you want to use new technology products and solutions to your advantage, follow the path of well-planned smart tech acceleration.
While tech acceleration is about fast implementations...

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