- You have to keep up.
Tech changes fast. By the end of this year, 5G will be more widely available – along with devices that can use it. More businesses will be relying on artificial intelligence to supplement productivity and customer interaction, putting them light-years ahead of the competition that lags behind.
- You have to invest.
Change comes with cost. If you aren’t willing to invest in new tech, then you will fall behind, and so will your support and security. If you run into any problems, then you could be in big trouble.
- Don’t fall behind on cyber security.
It’s easy to forget about cyber security when things are running smoothly and working as intended. But cybercriminals never stop. They are always looking for a way in, and if you fall behind the times on your IT security, then you make it easier for them. Keep your data and your customers as secure as possible. Inc., July 30, 2019
HOW MALWARE CAN CRIPPLE YOUR BUSINESS
Every year, the number of malware attacks on small businesses increases. Symantec’s 2018 Internet Security Threat Report found that between 2017 and 2018, malware increased by 54%.
The term “malware” covers a number of different malicious programs, including ransomware, spyware, viruses, worms, Trojan horses and more.
In many cases, malware is designed to take over your computer. It may be programmed to look for specific data or it may give a hacker remote access to your files. In the case of ransomware, it locks you out of your computer until you pay the hacker a ransom. After that, the hacker may give you back control – or they might delete everything on your hard drive. These are not good people.
If you don’t invest in cyber security, then hackers can destroy your business. It’s already happened to countless businesses across the country. It’s estimated that websites experience up to 58 cyber-attacks every day. Protect yourself before it’s too late. Small Business Trends, Oct. 12, 2019