Et tu, Coworker? How to stop security breaches caused by employees

Et tu, Coworker? How to stop security breaches caused by employees

Can you be trusted? According to a study conducted by Verizon, maybe not.

Analyzing 42,068 incidents and 1,935 breaches from 84 countries, Verizon discovered that 77 percent of data breaches involved an insider. Employees, not hackers, are the top cause of data breaches in companies. But if you’re imagining your officemates living a secret life as a cybercriminal kingpin, think again.
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AI in manufacturing: 5 questions answered

AI in manufacturing: 5 questions answered

Rhetoric about robots taking jobs is nothing new: From Oxford University to Elon Musk, the fear of AI as an existential threat abounds. But here’s the more complicated truth: It depends on which sector you work in. Some will be far more impacted than others – and that includes manufacturing.

That’s why small business leaders in manufacturing should care about these questions: “How will AI impact the industry?” and “How can I use it to my business’ advantage?” (more…)

Improve remote team productivity with 5 hidden collaboration app features

Improve remote team productivity with 5 hidden collaboration app features

Businesses continue to adopt collaboration technology to improve communication and productivity, but most aren’t unlocking its full potential.

In the U.K., a fifth of organizations are using some form of collaboration tech, but only 9 percent of employees in those businesses are actively using the tools to their fullest capabilities. Executives at those companies believe a lack of understanding of the tools and a lack of training are the biggest reasons employees may be failing to jump on board.

This lack of adoption is a problem, especially since “increasing employee productivity” ranks among the top three challenges for small and midsize business (SMB) leaders, according to a 2017 survey conducted by Gartner1.

Organizations that purchase collaboration software to improve productivity are setting themselves up for implementation failure, unless they commit to developing a deeper understanding of their tool’s features and communicating best practices to their entire organization.

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What your app development challenges say about your small business

What your app development challenges say about your small business

Let me guess: the app your small business recently developed was flawless like a diamond, under budget, and, of course, delivered well ahead of schedule. App development challenges? Your team of da Vinci(s) never heard of them. Uncork the champagne —you deserve it.

What a dream! But the truth is app development challenges are problems every business struggles with. Smart businesses use these to their advantage: the app development challenges you face can tell you important insight about your business, and you can use this information to improve. Take, for example, one of the most common app development challenges today, keeping up with demand.

According to Gartner, market demand for app development will grow at least five times faster than IT’s capacity to deliver it through 2021.

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