Recovering Laptops From Employees During the Covid Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic is creating a new challenge for IT departments, which are charged with recovering laptops from remote employees. In 2020, over 9 million company-owned laptops will need to be recovered from employees in the US, and it's not as easy as you might think.
New Payment Technologies Highlight Small Business Need for Technology Investments, Internet Security
With Apple Pay and EMV technology set to launch in 2014 and 2015 respectively, small businesses will need to consider technology upgrades, Internet security measures to address changing payment landscape.
Microsoft Office 365 Versus Google Apps for Business Battle Heats Up
Microsoft this week announced a major update to its Microsoft Office 365 services for businesses. Business owners considering upgrading their productivity software will want to take a serious look at the newest releases of cloud-based Office 365.
One in Four New Small Business Customers Are Acquired Through Online or Social Media Channels
Manta study shows that small business owners are achieving more benefits and value from online strategies than from face-to-face networking opportunities -- even though some still struggle to nail down the value of specific online tactics.
Thailand floods mean higher hard drive prices and rising small business IT costs
Recent floods in Thailand have sharply cut the world's supply of disk drives, resulting in higher prices for PCs, external hard drives and other technology mainstays purchased frequently by small and mid-sized companies.
SMBs not as safe as they think online
Most small business owners understand the importance of strong cyber security for the protection of sensitive company information and data from online hackers. But few owners have taken the time to establish formal policies and implement technology to prevent attacks both from within the office and from external hackers.
SMB confidence improves in September
The overall confidence in the small and medium-sized business sector improved modestly in September. One way small businesses can feel more confident about their company's well-being is by implementing necessary safety measures to protect valuable data and information from cyber attacks.
SMB social media courses show how technology can increase profits
Using social media can help small businesses reach new customers, increase sales and effectively brand their company. The first step to using social media successfully is understanding how it works and what techniques will best suit the company's product or service.
SMBs should harness social media to reach customers while saving money
Social media accounts are an inexpensive way for SMBs to reach customers without breaking marketing budgets. Social networking sites allow businesses to personalize their profiles to offer as much or as little information as the company is comfortable sharing.
National Security Agency wants more cybersecurity contracts to small businesses
After July's Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship committee hearings, the news for small businesses was that the National Security Agency wanted to award them more cybersecurity contracts, according to a report in Fierce Government.
Intel's social media specialist: Small businesses need social media plan that works for them
While there hasn't been much clear news for small businesses on which way to take their social media campaign, Jesse Thomas' Forbes blog spoke with Intel's social media strategist Ekaterina Walter, who said businesses need to see what works for them.
Technology allows for greater flexibility in small business owners' lives
Today's small business owners are some of the most tech savvy individuals around. In fact, according to a recent survey by Discover card, these individuals lead smartphone penetration, with 34 percent owning one, compared to only 26 percent of consumers.
Good news for small businesses can be found in the cloud
Small businesses are getting better access to productivity applications, such as Wordpress, SugarCRM and Droopal. A partnership between GoDaddy and Parallels is making it easier for small businesses to get access to IT apps that are powered by cloud computing.