One hour of downtime can cost a business up to £17,000. According business continuity provider Datto that’s the average cost to a business when an employee cannot access business critical data. In 2016 54% of companies experienced downtime lasting more than 8 hours, at £17,000 an hour that’s a cost of £136,000 to a business. That means it’s important to be able to limit downtime, and that is why business continuity has become so important.
In 2016 a business was attacked by ransomware every 40 seconds. The same report from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab also stated that in Q1 of 2017 ransomware attacks have risen by 253%. That is worrisome news for any business but even more so for small to medium businesses that are now being increasingly targeted.
The business world increasingly relies on IT services. Regardless of which industry you fall into, IT will undoubtedly play a major role in how your business functions on a daily basis. Businesses also need their technology to remain in proper working order, but this is easier said than done--especially if you don’t have the luxury of an in-house IT department. Thankfully, managed service providers make this much less difficult.
Servers are responsible for the distribution and storage of your business’s data infrastructure, as well as the deployment of important applications and data. However, if your business is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of these server units, you’ll be tasked with having the knowledge of how to keep them in optimal shape. I’ll discuss some of the ways you can better take care of your server units, as well as the optimal solution: server hosting.
What is your business’s preferred method of communication? It’s usually email or some type of telephone solution. Especially for a telephony solution, you need to make sure that your communication infrastructure is designed specifically for your organisation. To this end, a traditional telephone system could be holding your business back from achieving its most lofty goals.
There’s no denying that there is a lot to do in a business environment, and some things take longer than others...or at least they should. Is your business investing enough time into its network management, and all the tasks, processes, and responsibilities that it involves?
Back in 1995, scammers pulled the first phishing attack. They took the identity of AOL employees and requested the billing information of users through instant messaging.
Chances are that you, like most business owners, have assembled your staff very carefully, looking for people who are the best-in-class, willing to work their hardest for the good of the company. However, this staff will be made up of humans, and will therefore make mistakes. As such, you need to make sure that your data is managed in a way that keeps it safe.
When you experience troubles with your technology, you don’t have time to just sit around and wait for the problem to resolve itself. You need someone by your side to assist with the problem. Yet, many small businesses don’t have the luxury of an in-house IT department that can help its employees resolve problems quickly and efficiently. How can you avoid this common issue and keep downtime to a minimum in the process?