Operations, Technology

Managed Service Providers Prefer Cloud Based Backup Solutions for Customers

Small businesses increasingly are opting to outsource more of their IT operations because they either don’t have the resources to handle programing and other such functions, or they simply want to focus more on other initiatives.

According to Derek Schauland a business analyst for Cloudberry Labs, “although many small businesses began outsourcing when the economy took a nosedive in 2008, now that the economy is growing once again, Small businesses are still taking a “do more with less” approach to IT.“

Transforming SMBs Through Technology: Four Key Trends to Watch

Small-business owners have had to learn pretty quickly when it comes to provisioning, deploying, maintaining and optimizing new technologies.

 

Corporate Leaders Say Robotics Offers Job Opportunities For Young People

American business leaders have identified robotics as a major source of jobs for the nation’s youth with many openings currently unfilled.

In a poll of 200 senior corporate executives on what industrial sectors they thought the most jobs would be created for our nation’s youth during the rest of the decade 81% mentioned robotics as a top five area.

The poll was conducted for the National Robotics Education Foundation (NREF) by Information Strategies, Inc. (ISI) in April-July, 2015.

Small Business Owners Face Choices On Cyber Security

In the name of improving chances of catching fraud or cyber threats small business leaders must sometimes opt for some customer inconvenience.

The majority of small business leadersare concerned about breaches to their Internet and electronic security, according to the August 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard optimism survey.

Millennials Want A Pat On The Back More Then Just Reward Programs

What makes Millennials happy isn’t just rewards.

Key findings from a survey suggest recognition, affirmation are key elements in positive ereinforcement.

New employee research from Blackhawk Engagement Solutions reveals that current employee rewards and recognition programs—a key component in growing employee happiness—are not aligned with what makes Millennial employees happy and more productive.

Small Business Leaders Say What Tech Solutions They Favor

Small business owners recognized the technology they find most helpful in SurePayroll’s second annual favorite tech tools survey, part of the company’s July 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard.

Don’t Fear The Cloud—Learn How To Use It Securely

Small businesses are leading the charge in cloud adoption lately, which should come as no surprise.

Services like Dropbox provide seamless collaboration and the ability to sync company files to mobile devices.

This easing of restrictions to working on the go is encouraging small businesses to take advantage of the benefits offered.

With cloud applications offering big conveniences there comes big risks.

Five Legal Mistakes That Could Kill A Small Business

One legal mistake by a local café owner, book store owner or new tech start-up can cause a business to shut down.

Harold Branch, an executive with LegalShield offers these top five unexpected legal issues that can stop a small business in its tracks:

Sleeper Ransomware Breaks Out In May To Harass Small Busiesses

A new dormant strain of "sleeper" ransomware has awoken and is causing a surge of trouble

KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman issued an alert to IT managers that there is a new strain of dangerous ransomware infecting employee's workstations called Locker. The ransomware

 has infected workstations but sat there silently until midnight May 25, 2015 when it woke up. Locker then started to wreak havoc in a massive way. Since the strain reared its ugly head, Reddit has been swarmed with hundreds of 600 comments in the first 24 hours.

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