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Cybersecurity Risk Assessments- Why your Business must have one


The growing dependency on technology has resulted in a increasing number of cyber security threats. As the cyber security landscape changes, it is becoming more important than ever for business owners to look at and understand cyber security, as well as their business risks, vulnerability and how it can affect their business should they be attacked. Understanding the business risks, will help businesses make informed decisions on data and asset protection, as well as how exposed their business is. Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with John Hill writer of Why Your Business Must Have Cybersecurity Risk Assessments: Learn the Reasons WHY From 14 Cybersecurity Experts to discuss the importance of Cybersecurity Risk Assessments.

Network Management

Network Monitoring is the practice of identifying components within the network that are in need of help or problem solving. These components can include but are not limited to components, availability, latency and reachability in the network. By monitoring your network using a monitoring software it can provide real time information to the network administrator to help the network run optimally, proactively determine needs, and optimize efficiencies.

Microsoft New Commerce Experience

You may have already heard the general release of Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience (NCE) which expanded to include M365, Dynamics 365, Windows 365, and Power Platform, took place earlier this year. This is the third phase of a multi-stage transformation to offer a unified experience to both partners and customers. In this third phase of the journey Microsoft focused on delivering a new experience in the Partner Center to provide partners with more flexibility and growth.

IT Asset Lifecycle Maintenance

Maintaining, being efficient with resources, improving security, compliance, and having an insight into your businesses evolving IT asset needs are vital in maintaining your business. Proper practices of IT asset lifecycle management encompasses these key practices, while allowing your company to extend asset lifespans, reduce the cost of maintenance, and make the asset more reliable. IT asset lifecycle management starts with planning and continues all the way through the life of the asset.

Worrisome trends in Cybersecurity

Although cyberattacks have been around for years, in the last year we have seen a new era of cyberattacks. These attacks are more sophisticated and have cost companies billions in recovery expenses, fines and lost revenue. As companies look to protect themselves with technology, employee training, and cyber insurance, they might not be as protected as they think. Unlike traditional insurance cyber insurance does not have a standard template for insurance. Each insurance policy is significantly different, and are currently becoming harder and harder to use.

Cyber Hygiene

Cyber hygiene is the cybersecurity concept of personal hygiene. It refers to the fundamental best practices an organization takes to maintain their health. Just like personal hygiene there are three basic principles a company should use to protect their health, using products and tools that fit your needs, performing these hygienic tasks correctly, and establishing a routine.

Building Confidence to Empower Your Team

Building a successful company is about more than hiring the right talent. While hiring is important, it is just as, if not more important to help employees grow into valuable contributors to the team. Empowering employees is an important part of boosting the culture, morale, and employees value within the company. There are many ways to empower your team so that they feel permitted to become leaders.

As attacks surge, Cyber Insurance Premiums hit new highs

We are seeing a major shift in cyber insurance as premiums have increased between 30% and 110%. One school district even reported a 334% increase in their cybersecurity policy. As more and more big names are breached or hit with nasty ransomware strains, many are realizing the consequences and financial stresses this can have on their company. Most experts agree its not if your company will get hit its when. As cyber-attacks ramp up threatening data and privacy, cyber insurance companies have had to raise their rates partially due to claim frequency, the severity of claims and the uncertainty of what’s to come.

Windows 11

Windows 11 is the newest major release of the Microsoft Windows NT Operating system which was released in 2021. Windows 11 follows Windows 10 which was released almost 6 years ago, and as you know a lot has changed in technology in the last 6 years. In the new version Microsoft updated a handful of features, including improvements to the Taskbar, support for android apps, and updates to the Notepad and Medial Player, along with creating a modern version which has a simple user experience.
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State of Marketing

For many marketers 2020 and beyond has changed almost every part of their job. From moving to an overwhelming amount of digital marketing to engaging customers via virtual meetings, the workflow and engagements of marketing have changed forever. Although, many transformations have been made the array of sophisticated technology solutions available to help marketers has flourished. The technologies have help to create stronger campaigns and relations with customers.

When to Outsource your own Technology

For every business there comes a time when you need to consider outsourcing some of your operations, even if they are things you can do. After running businesses for years, and trying to accomplish all of the tasks in house we would run in to obstacles, lack the time, energy, and would put things off for too long. After some time we found we needed to look for resources to solve these obstacles. The decision to outsource your IT comes with understanding your business and generating the most value with your resources.

How to Wow Your Customers

When was the last time you bought a product or received a service where you went wow, this is really cool? In today’s ever changing world it have become harder and harder to wow your customers. Wowing your customers goes beyond just caring for customers, it takes more than doing what you promised. This may seem simple and obvious, but in the hustle and bustle of daily work, it’s often overlooked. However, we have found that the simple things or personal touches such as hand written notes, or picking up the phone and calling the customer can create a wow experience.