Unlike enterprises, many smaller companies cannot afford optimal in-house strategies and solutions in service of BCP. These companies are consequently at an elevated risk of being put out of business due to any major loss of data. Loss of data could mean emails lost, accounting data lost, patient or client files lost, company records lost, client legal records or orders lost and so on. This white paper evaluates the scope of BCP for smaller companies, by examining their challenges, range of existing solutions and their drawbacks.
Effective technology is essential for small businesses looking to increase the productivity of their people and business. Introducing technology such as a computer networks can help them to stay competitive by increasing productivity and by reducing hardware costs. Even simple networks make sharing information and resources easier, provide better security and enable easy backup facilities for any small businesses.
Information Technology (IT) has become a significant concern of every small business today. However, implementing new technologies is a challenging job for small business owners whose primary focus is their core business and the daily operations of their company. Small business owners are under constant pressure to do business more efficiently and improve the productivity of their employees, all the while reducing costs. Ideally, technology makes these tasks easier, but it often seems simply to create more problems. For example, email spam and viruses create security threats on company computers or the server is down and employees sit idle. In these cases, a whole day can be wasted in waiting for a technician to come and solve the problem. Even small system disruptions and downtime significantly affect the revenue of the company. As a result, companies are unable to get the best return on their IT investments.
properly protecting sensitive information and data. Thieves are now using both low and high-tech methods to steal critical business data and personal information. For the safety of your company, your employees and your customers, you need total protection for compliance, security and peace of mind. A comprehensive data protection plan isn’t just about technology anymore – it should also include access limitations for employees, training and the implementation of privacy policies for complete defense against all that’s out there.
The relationship between small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and Information Technology (IT) can often be described as a “love/hate” relationship. You absolutely rely on technology to help your business run efficiently, but IT is most likely not one of your core competencies – and just keeping your systems running can be a major undertaking that distracts you from business-building activities.
Mobile technology is becoming increasingly vital to your small business as the number of employees working from home or away from office is growing significantly. More than 50 million US workers are considered mobile, spending at least 20% of the time away from their primary workspace. Some of your employees, such as your salespeople or representatives, may be constantly on the move.
In today’s global business environment, the value of working together, or collaboration, can have a huge positive impact on your business. Your employees and teams need to work together, and share ideas and information across geographic boundaries. For a small business such as yours, effective collaboration is essential to improving productivity by empowering your employees to communicate and work more efficiently using the right communications tools.