Small business tech guide for an effective business continuity strategy

Small business tech guide for an effective business continuity strategy

We all know that “oh no” moment when the document you painstakingly perfected for hours—but forgot to save—is suddenly gone because of a power outage. It’s very, very frustrating.

Now, imagine that instead of one document, it’s all your business’s data. You’ve just gone from frustration to complete devastation.

Losing data and not being able to get it back can be disastrous, for individuals as well as for businesses big and small.

Thirty-five percent of companies lose data and access to at least one business-critical app after a natural or man-made disruption.
Forty-two percent of ransomware victims are not fully able to recover their data.
Forty percent of small businesses are forced to close as a result of a disaster.

Yet, despite those statistics, 58 percent of small businesses are not prepared for data loss.
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5 tools to improve network performance and prevent cyberattacks

5 tools to improve network performance and prevent cyberattacks

Small businesses use expensive security cameras and intruder alarms to protect their office assets, but they often overlook protection of their IT networks. That’s because IT managers presume—incorrectly—that anti-virus software is enough.

Symantec notes that hackers are no longer solely reliant on traditional attack tools such as malware. They’re increasingly using operating-system features and cloud services to compromise networks.

Small businesses that do not install additional safeguards such as network monitoring tools to protect their IT environment perimeters will lose revenue and customer trust as a result of inevitable network downtime.

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5 top-rated BI apps for collaborative analytics

5 top-rated BI apps for collaborative analytics

Data analytics is no longer carried out by data scientists alone. Every employee—from salespeople in the field to your HR manager—needs to understand and participate in data-driven decision-making.

Collaborative analytics is the key to shared data insights. This includes the components within the data analytics process that help analysts and other team members work together to achieve shared goals. These elements include:

  • Data sharing
  • Collective analysis
  • Joint decision-making

Despite potential benefits, such as increased revenue and speedier decision-making, 41 percent of organizations lack the collaboration needed between analytics and business teams.

What is stopping businesses such as yours from collaborating on data? One issue is that the different teams within your organization don’t even know what resources other teams have and may be unaware of shared goals.

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