A is for?
You don’t need to be in kindergarten to answer the question. Apple, and not the fruit, is embodied in our technology-driven world, both work and play. Historically, Apple devices have been associated with consumers and not enterprise, with PCs wearing the business crown. However, the days of Macs being reserved solely for the creative industry are long gone. With tech competitors such as Microsoft and Apple now working together, there has been a convergence of mind-sets in the business IT market. Nowadays, it’s straightforward to operate PCs and Macs on the same network, share files and not have compatibility issues. Whether you choose Mac or PC for your small to medium-size business (SMB), it’s not all or nothing. Continue reading
Company growth means an office move
The growth of your business is unquestionably good news. The flipside is that you’ll need to increase your staff complement and this implies moving to new premises with more space. Nobody enjoys a move, and an office relocation can be an enormous undertaking. Failure to plan and execute the move thoroughly will result in significant delays which, by extension, detrimentally impacts your productivity and bottom line. Continue reading
Data protection in business
As a small to medium size business (SMB) owner or executive, you understand the necessity of spending money, time and effort on data protection and security. Besides adherence to regulatory requirements, the primary reason for SMBs to be compliant with respect to data protection is financial loss. Research confirms that data is the singularly most valuable corporate asset and that must be safeguarded.
When your data is lost or compromised, the repercussions are severe. Lost information will negatively impact your company finances, including, but not limited to, lost sales, government fines, costly litigation and a significant drop in productivity. Moreover, if a breach occurs due to inadequate data protection, your brand and reputation will suffer, with clients fleeing to competitors.
Times are changing for mobile devices
Personal computers have fallen prey to cybercriminals from the moment we began connecting to the World Wide Web through the internet. And not much has changed. In fact, virus and malware infiltration into computer systems continues to prevail, as predators develop code that is smarter, harder to detect, and more difficult to eliminate. Simply put, the threat of cyber-attack is a reality that should never be downplayed. Continue reading
Not the NHS but your business
The 2017 WannaCry and Petya global ransomware attacks have made companies, large and small, realise that they need to be vigilant and have proactive measures in place to protect themselves against this form of malware. The first Zhero feature takes a look at a small to medium size business (SMB) that was unprepared for the very worst that cybercrime has to offer.