The telephone has never been much of a money saver.
It is something that has always been there, and your business will always need. And while you can save a small amount of money by switching landline providers, it has never been an area you can save a considerable amount of money.
Computer hardware and software are not designed to be built for life.
The speed that technology moves at is staggering. No sooner have you bought a brand new mobile phone within months it becomes out of date. Having an out of date mobile is one thing, but soon you could be using a Microsoft operating system that is leaving your business wide open to cyber attack.
No one likes to be fooled. Especially when it costs us money.
Last year phishing emails cost UK businesses almost £6.91 billion.
You may have heard of phishing emails because they have been around for a long time. You may even think you know how to spot phishing emails, but the statistics show that successful phishing attacks are increasing.
Data is vital to all financial firms. You don't need me to tell you that data needs to be accessible, recoverable and secure. The average financial firm has a large amount of data and it is all high value. So, looking after that data needs to be a primary business objective.
Telephones have become so commonplace in business, many take them for granted. They never really think about how much money they can save on their bills, or how their telephone system can help their business run smoother. That is a mistake.
IT security has never been as big an issue as it is today. In recent years cyber attacks on UK businesses have continued to rise. Last year ransomware attempts grew by 91% according to the Corero Network Security survey.
The European Union has signed into law the GDPR and now it is just one month away from coming into force. Every small business needs to understand GDPR and the effect it is going to have. We have put together a small business guide to GDPR to help your business be better prepared for the incoming regulation.
A quick search for “cybersecurity best practices” will yield millions of results, all with their own ideas of what you can do – but how much of this advice should you be following? For a small business cybersecurity is a critical focus today.
With TV shows like Black Mirror captivating audiences around the world, it’s no wonder this addiction to technology is also reflected in the marketplace. This theatrical fiction became true when it revealed the vulnerabilities in technology. The press named them Meltdown and Spectre.
What are your New Year's resolutions? Are you going to start using that gym membership again? Or perhaps you'd like to learn a new skill?
Mine is to learn how to take better photographs but try as I might I can't convince my boss how this will help our business! So, how about 4 New Year resolutions that will actually help your business?
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