These days, it’s not just internet security. Here are four ways businesses can protect themselves from the latest potential threats. There’s a lot of talk about business performance: how to drive better leads, how to enhance customer care, and all this is great. But what about security? Shouldn’t this be a central conversation? How are we keeping our businesses safe and secure from theft, hacking and other malicious behavior? Because we haven’t got it figured out. This article includes the top 4 security tips to keep your business safe.
Cybersecurity incidents are impacting small- to medium- size businesses (SMBs) more and more. According to a survey conducted by the 2112 Group, whether a channel partner calls itself a value added reseller (VAR) or managed service provider (MSP), managed services represent a significant and strategic piece of their overall operations, value proposition and revenue and profitability. The average channel partner earns up to 30% of its revenue from recurring revenue. Life as a VAR has been great, but it’s time to consider changing to the managed security service provider (MSSP) model. Adding services to software sales has turned large profits for years. It’s time to get on the fast track.
Read on this article to learn how you can, as a VAR, most effectively protect SMBs and your business, creating loyalty and higher margins.
Topics covered include:
Cybersecurity risks to SMBs.
The business boom for MSSPs.
Turning risk into opportunity.
Capitalizing on the opportunity to change from VAR to MSSP.
Artificial Intelligence (AI): The broader concept of machines being able to carry out tasks in a way that we would consider “smart”.
Analytics: The tool used to measure patterns or trends in data.
APIs: Application Programming Interface. Software that allows two different sources to communicate with each other instantly. Messenger that takes your message and tells a system what it is you want to do and returns the response to you instantly.
AWS: Amazon Web Services. A division of Amazon that provides cloud-based infrastructure for businesses.
Benchmark: A point at which activity and performance are measured and compared.
Becoming a manager for the first time is a daunting task and so many first-time managers do not receive adequate training and support for the transition to their new role. Some may be fortunate and have excellent support, but there are so many facets to the art and science of management. This article was created to help new managers and seasoned managers alike, study some fundamental habits of effective and respected managers and begin to incorporate them into your daily work lives. Learn the fundamental habits it takes to become an effective manager in this article.
Four brand new Executive Summaries for the latest data center research key findings revealed from AFCOM Leaders Lab White papers. AFCOM Leaders Lab is a think tank comprised of data center professionals across the United States who explore solutions and develop responses to the most critical issues facing data centers today.
Disputes between employees are inevitable. But if left unresolved, they can disrupt your department’s productivity, sap morale and even cause some good employees to quit. Business Management Daily special report for managers, employees and HR professionals: Workplace Conflict Resolution: 10 ways to manage employee conflict and improve office communication, the workplace environment and team productivity, guide you to resolve workplace conflict on everything from refereeing staff rivalries to dealing with a boss who’s throwing more than just a temper tantrum to managing co-worker resentment when you get a promotion.
Just a few of the helpful strategies this guide will teach you:
3 tips to mediate workplace disputes
Team conflict resolution: Knowing when to referee
How to avoid being swayed by office politics
6 steps for managing ‘difficult’ employees
Q&A for dealing with difficult co-workers — and bosses.
It’s well known that many SMBs lack advanced security expertise. While many have some security tools in place, those tools rarely work together, often provide minimal protection, are not fully deployed or outdated, which creates significant security gaps. MSPs are strategically positioned to help SMBs with their security needs and to take advantage of a quickly growing market.
To better understand the dynamics and opportunities surrounding security services in the SMB space, 451 Research conducted two global custom surveys:
The first targeting 1,700 SMBs about the current state of cybersecurity services they consume to protect organization.
The second targeting 1,000 MSPs about the security services they deliver to the SMB market, as well as the pain points they experience.
[Security Services Fueling Growth for MSPs] white paper examines those responses to look at both the challenges and opportunities that service providers face with respect to delivery security services to SMBs. Topics covered include:
The SMB security challenge: overconfident and under-protected.
The growing SMB security opportunity.
MSPs stepping up their security game.
Key opportunities, challenges, and solutions for MSPs.
93% of customers know these vital SEO ranking factors for getting top spots on Google, but only 7% use them. Read on to learn if you’re doing SEO right. As you know SEO key ranking factors are link building, on-page optimization and content.
With recent advances in digital and communication technologies, customer service has been changing quickly. Social media interactions between customers and businesses are driving engagement to new levels.
Attitudes and expectations are changing, driven by millennials who are placing higher demands on customer service. Well-informed customer service department can make a huge difference by capitalize on new technologies while navigating a complex customer-centric marketplace. Here are 100 stats that can help you achieve a higher level of customer service satisfaction.
Surface Book 2 suffers from power issue that drains its battery quickly while playing high-end graphics intensive games or using VR even when connected to power supply. During intense gaming scenarios with Surface Power Mode Slider set for Best performance, battery discharges while connected to the power supply. Below are the different method to resolve this issue.
Most common reason caused Skype video call or webcam freeze/crash problem on Windows 10 happen is outdated driver and some third-party apps interfere with Skype. Here are the steps to fix Skype video call webcam problem with different approaches.
Backup is not a new idea, it’s one of those functions that has been around almost forever. But, technologies as familiar as backup continue moving forward, and if you don’t take the time to rethink your assumptions periodically, you could miss out on a better, easier, faster, and less expensive way to get the job done. Maybe a better option exists now that wasn’t on the table when you bought your current backup product. Maybe some of the things you think you simply have to live with aren’t really necessary anymore. Read more in this article, which covers how to break free from hardware hassles with today’s new backup realities and take a look at these four backup assumptions and the realities behind them:
Need an application server to host backup application.
Need local storage devices to hold all backups.
A proprietary appliance is easy for remote offices or customer locations.
Backup to the cloud makes things more complicated.