Newer and more complex cyberthreats like ransomware (malware that is programmed to deny access to a computer until a ransom is paid) and illegal cryptocurrency mining (using someone’s computing power without their knowledge, putting additional strain on the hardware) will require your business to update its cybersecurity system often.
Is your enterprise still running its business applications on Windows 7? You only have a few months to go before January 14, 2020, when Microsoft will no longer support the operating system (OS).
While your company can still use Windows 7 past its end-of-support (EOS) date, the risks of encountering a data breach are higher, and your business will be noncompliant with industry standards like HIPAA since the developers will stop issuing software updates for it.
A decade ago, Microsoft released Windows Server 2008 to the public. This server operating system (OS) was known for innovative features like data compression and compatibility with many third-party applications. But nothing lasts forever, as Windows Server 2008 will reach the end of its product life cycle by January 14, 2020. While enterprises may continue using the platform, doing so will expose them to major security risks, since Microsoft will no longer issue software updates or add new features to it.
Despite the fact that Windows 7's end-of-life support is approaching fast, some small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) may have a hard time upgrading to Windows 10. The good news is that Microsoft will continue providing premium features and security updates for Windows 7 until 2023 but only for Professional and Enterprise users.
There are more and more small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) falling victim to ransomware every day. This is why SMBs across all industries must brace for cyberattacks and take precautions to protect their systems, including making sure their files are backed up.
More organizations across the globe are switching to Windows 10, but there are those — including some small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) — that are still using Windows 7. In fact, 40.1% of the world’s computers are still running Windows 7, which turns 10 in July 2019.
However, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 soon, so if your company is still using it, you might want to consider upgrading your OS to prevent issues in the future.
When you think about moving your small- to medium-sized business (SMB) to a new workspace, you get excited as you imagine the finished product — everyone in your company thriving and working in a shiny new, completely organized office. Then panic sets in as you realize you must figure out how to get everything in the building ready for transfer, and how to settle in once the move is done.
Have you ever experienced trying to work remotely, only to realize that you can't, because you left the files you need to work on in your office desktop? This scenario can be quite frustrating.
Having a cloud storage solution like Dropbox makes sure this never happens, as you can keep your files in a safe place and access it anywhere with an internet connection.
Salesforce, based in San Francisco, California, is a cloud computing enterprise known for being an innovator of customer relationship management (CRM) software. It offers a solution that helps small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) manage their relationships with new or existing clients and improve customer service and marketing processes.
Are you baffled by the constant barrage of acronyms and industry jargon that permeate the world of business technology? Here are some of the most common terms that business leaders would do well to familiarize themselves with:
Bring your own device (BYOD)
Many employees have grown accustomed to using their own smartphones and other devices for work, and beyond increasing convenience for staff, BYOD policies also save businesses money on hardware expenditures.