As a business owner there are many different keys to success, one of the most important being your staff. If you take care of your employees, there is a good chance that your business will not only be successful but will hopefully also operate with healthy margins.
In late spring of this year news broke of the biggest security issue to date – Heartbleed. Many companies leapt to secure themselves from this, but the fallout from it is still being felt. That being said, there is a new, even bigger, security problem called Shellshock that all businesses need to now be aware of.
Businesses, like restaurants, boutique fashion stores, and even some delivery operations have flocked to mobile payment systems largely because you don’t have to invest in expensive Point of Sale equipment and can instead run it all from a device like an iPad.
Business owners and managers are becoming increasingly worried about the security of their systems and networks. While the vast majority have implemented some form of security, this may not be enough. In fact, we have helped a number of businesses with flawed security measures in place.
Take a look at your computer screen or mobile device. Chances are that at least one of them is slightly dirty, possibly along with your keyboard or laptop as well. It is inevitable that your computers and mobile devices will eventually get dirty with dust and grime, what’s important is that you know how to go about cleaning them.
When it comes to business continuity, many business owners are aware of the fact that a disaster can happen at any time, and therefore take steps to prepare for this, usually by implementing a continuity plan. However, the reality is that many businesses implement plans that could lead to business failure.
Social media has become an integral part of many business strategies, with an ever increasing number of companies adopting a variety of platforms. However, many business owners and managers are often unsure as to exactly how they can, or should, be using these platforms.
Today’s technology advancement has one obvious parallel: increasing security threats. One such issue which has been growing both in number and intensity is data breach. And while many businesses have turned to the cloud in the hope of improving security, there is still a chance of a collision between data breaches and cloud usage.
Many business owners and managers are well aware of the fact that if they really want to maximize their customer base they need to have a presence on the Internet. It used to be that having a website was enough to satisfy this, but now many customers are looking for businesses that are active online.
Did you know that as of the end of the first quarter of 2014 there were 1.28 billion active (users who log in once a month) Facebook users? That’s right, about a fifth of the world’s population is on Facebook. This large population base makes a pretty big target for spammers and other malicious users.