Meeting the demands of customers has never been as difficult as it is in today’s internet-driven environments. As changing customer habits drive the need for businesses to innovate as quickly as possible, progress can come to a grinding halt when resources are scarce, and the corporate technology landscape is more complicated than ever.
Every responsible computer user understands the need to backup their data, but things are a little more complicated in the business environment where mission-critical data is stored across many different systems and platforms.
In fact, data backup is just one aspect of disaster recovery.
Business technology is ridiculously complicated. Even after you’ve spent countless hours finding your way around the hype and figuring out what all the acronyms mean, that doesn’t mean you’re necessarily ready to temporarily fill the role of a CTO in your organization.
According to Sprout Social, almost 20% of employees spend at least an hour every day using social media. That could cost you a lot of money, but stunted productivity isn’t the only cost of infamous distractions like Facebook.
Filtering out certain websites and other online services also prevents inappropriate, objectionable, or even dangerous content from reaching your employees’ screens.
The global costs of cybercrime, already in the trillions of dollars, continue to rise. Businesses are facing a constant onslaught of threats coming from all angles. To make matters worse, the threat landscape changes every day as new vulnerabilities arise and new scams proliferate on the dark web.
The cloud has been around in one form or another for as long as the Web itself , but the term has become so broadly tossed around that many small-business leaders dismiss it as unclear jargon.
However, local installation of desktop applications is steadily going the way of the dodo as more common tasks are handled off-site in remote data centers.