How Small-Business Owners Should Be Using IoT
By 2020, there will be more than 24 billion connected devices. This wave of connections is already impacting the way we live and work. Of course, for small-business owners, life and work are usually intertwined: Running a business is a 24/7 job.
Getting Your Business Online
In the past, the initial steps of launching a new business – analyzing your market, setting up a payment system, advertising your products and services, and beyond – were more complicated than they are today, now that we have web-based software and online services.
Ditching the Desk – Going Mobile
Many entrepreneurs are making their offices mobile with apps and online services. But some business owners still hesitate to join the mobile tribe. A recent report from Intuit looked at appification and recent trends in mobile technology for business. We spoke with Nunzio Presta, CEO of a digital business himself, for insights into why startups should embrace mobile technology.
What happens when your small business is hacked
With attention on the latest cyber attacks, 53 percent of IT professionals felt more pressure to secure their organization last year, compared to 2015, according to the 2017 Security Pressures Report from Trustwave. However, contrary to what you would expect, the pressures are not just coming from the C-suite. Security is quickly becoming more personal, meaning everyone is finally taking ownership for their own cybersecurity successes and failures rather than expecting someone else to take the responsibility.
Protecting Your Business Online
As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably devoted most of your resources to your startup’s launch and you spend countless hours working to make it grow. But keeping your business safe from cybercrime such as fraud, theft and malware is also crucial. While drafting data security policies might not be glamorous, don’t let your enthusiasm for growth affect your judgment when it comes to protecting what you’ve built.