Today's economy is especially hard on small businesses. How does your small business keep revenue coming in when your customers are spending less? How do you attract new customers in a cost efficient manner? How do you protect your businesses' valuable information assets without making a huge technology investment?
Email has become THE mission critical application for businesses large and small. As a growing business continually striving to increase productivity, collaboration and corporate success, you understand the important role that Microsoft Exchange Server plays in any profitable business. Small and mid-size businesses alike see the productivity benefits of utilizing an enterprise-class solution but since many do not have the financial or human resources to bring it in house, more and more of them are turning to a hosted solution.
Published By: 8x8, Inc.
Published Date: Jan 22, 2013
Traditional phone systems present two main problems for businesses: limited features and high costs. As a result, small businesses are migrating to Internet phone systems that deliver advanced communication over broadband connections.
Profitability in the marine and power generation sectors is affected by numerous factors, some of which have a dramatic influence on operational costs. Because many of these influences are external, operators must closely manage those that are within their control to strengthen profit margins.
At the top of the priorities list is efficiency, both in terms of processes and physical machinery. Even the smallest details can have an effect on profit, so controlling waste and maximizing uptime at every opportunity is crucial.
To understand the benefits of how ABB coated nozzle rings apply to your operations, and how your business could realize significant new efficiencies download this whitepaper today.
Aberdeen's research and analysis indicates that the strongest near-term growth for EV SSL Server Certificates will come from Small businesses (<$50M in annual revenue), particularly in the EMEA and Asia / Pacific geographies.
A Gleansight Deep Dive assessing the benefits and tradeoffs for the small-and-medium-size business. Should you consider transitioning from using a stand-alone email marketing solution to a full-blown marketing automation platform? What are the tradeoffs between the two technologies?
Finding, developing and cultivating leads are vitally important for small businesses to survive and thrive. Unfortunately, many businesses make mistakes when deciding how to go about generating leads and once the mistakes begin, they can snowball, leading to bigger problems. Download this whitepaper for a closer look at some common mistakes and how you can avoid them.
In July and August 2014, the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within ADP®, conducted an online survey of more than 750 owners and executives at companies with 50-999 employees. The Midsized Business Owners Study is now in its third year. Midsize businesses often struggle between operating like a smaller business but having to abide by the same regulations as larger corporations. Download this case study to learn how midsize business are dealing with their three greatest concerns right now: healthcare benefit costs, the Affordable Care Act, and the level of government regulations.
When you run a small business, you have to wear a hundred hats. As well as managing the day-to-day, you’ve got to get acquainted with a whole new world of paperwork and back-office administration. It’s not everybody’s strong suit, but traditionally it’s seen as the price of running a business.
Many small businesses rely on owners and other employees to take on HR responsibilities in addition to their “day jobs,” a role we call the ad hoc HR manager (aHRM). Although a common practice, using an aHRM can present unforeseen risks. Read the complete guide to risky ad hoc HR management to find out more.
For most retailers, the holidays are a frenzied rush of juggling multiple campaigns, meeting revenue goals, and hitting lofty numbers before the year is up. It’s far from a relaxing time of year.
The holiday season has become critically important to online retailers. With the rise of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Green Monday, Super Saturday, and Boxing Day, the definition of “the holidays” has expanded substantially. While these retail days have helped distribute the holiday rush across a wider range, they’ve also made holiday campaign planning far more complex.
Expanding digital channels, such as mobile and social media, have added to the immense opportunities that the holidays provide. Just last year, mobile accounted for 50.3% of all e-commerce traffic, surpassed desktop traffic for the first time ever. Knowing this, it shouldn’t be a surprise that 38% of shoppers now say they will not return to a retailer’s website if it’s not mobile optimized.
Recent high-profile data breaches and numerous waves of widely publicised internet
attacks have made everyone nervous about security. Families, small businesses and
other organisations are struggling to figure out how to protect themselves.
The ongoing adoption of cloud computing by communications service providers (CSPs)
continues to fundamentally reshape their business models and technology strategies on
several levels. One such area that is garnering significant attention is the impact of the
cloud on security services. This is because security services and the vital tools they
encompass can be empowered through the adoption of a carrier cloud model. This, in turn,
better positions CSPs to meet the demands of their customers, including those in the small
to medium-size business (SMB) market segment.
The timing of this migration is optimal, since many SMBs now recognize the threats they
face and realize that given their limited IT budgets and lack of security expertise, CSPs are
well positioned to protect them from cyberattacks.
While the opportunity for CSPs is significant, many are hesitant to make a move in this area
because they want to ensure they can address SMBs’ needs and maintain control of the
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Competitive pressures from peers are forcing CSPs to evolve beyond connectivity and offer incremental valueadded
services to sustain revenue growth. Security services are an obvious candidate for consideration since
awareness of the need for security protections is extremely high due to regular media coverage highlighting
Threat trends and strong alignment with large customer segments are creating opportunity for CSPs to offer
a foundational layer of web protection for every Internet access connection. They can provide a previously
unavailable level of web security that reduces the risk their customers face, without imposing a configuration
or management burden.
Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) need – and want – cybersecurity. However, with limited resources, they often have to look for outsourced solutions. ISPs are well positioned to address SMBs’ security needs with their ongoing IT relationships, established contacts, and billing connections. Security offerings can help providers improve subscriber engagement, drive incremental revenues, and increase service provider affinity.
This white paper will explore the following:
• SMB exposure on the internet, and unique challenges they face dealing with security threats
• How ISPs can help SMBs address their security exposure
• The market opportunity for SMB security, and how providers can build a business case
SMB Threatscape 2019
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small and mid-sized businesses with limited budgets and staff constraints. Get the nine key insights that can help keep you secure.
Read the findings from our analysis of 1.3 petabytes of data, 8.2 million verified incidents, and over 10.2 trillion log messages across 4,000+ organizations.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Maintaining Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance can be both difficult and expensive. For most small to medium sized organizations, it doesn’t have to be as long as you have the right plan and tools in place. In this paper you’ll learn five steps to implement and maintain PCI DSS compliance at your organization by:
• Determining your true business requirements
• Inventorying locations and assets
• Segmenting environments
• Operationalizing controls
• Automating controls and control reporting
Demonstrating compliance with PCI DSS is far from a trivial exercise. This checklist will help you on your quest to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance.
Selecting an email system to fulfill the needs of a small-to-medium business (SMB) with 5-500 employees can be easy to do by following some practical and straightforward guidelines. Choosing a productive system involves finding the best combination of security, mobility, collaboration and ease-of-use, in addition to the basic functions of sending and receiving electronic messages.
Published By: Altiscale
Published Date: Mar 30, 2015
This industry analyst report describes important considerations when planning a Hadoop implementation. While some companies have the skill and the will to build, operate, and maintain large Hadoop clusters of their own, a growing number are choosing not to make investments in-house and are looking to the cloud. In this report Gigaom Research explores:
• How large Hadoop clusters behave differently from the small groups of machines developers typically use to learn
• What models are available for running a Hadoop cluster, and which is best for specific situations
• What are the costs and benefits of using Hadoop-as-a-Service
With Hadoop delivered as a Service from trusted providers such as Altiscale, companies are able to focus less on managing and optimizing Hadoop and more on the business insights Hadoop can deliver.
Ambrose Co-CEO, Greg Slamowitz provides a comprehensive explanation of challenges in the health care system and the recent health care reform legislation. The presentation focuses on the topics that matter most to small business leaders: reasons for change, mandates for individual and employer coverage, tax implications and more.
Virtualization deployment will continue to grow dramatically, fueled by a variety of factors, including continued use of virtualization to support consolidation efforts; growth of virtualization use in mission-critical applications and workloads; growth in virtualization among small and midsize organizations; successful deployment of virtualization as a strategic initiative to enhance business agility; and virtualization as the foundation for next-generation cloud computing services.
You want a firm that can understand your business rules and your customer demands and implement it the right way. You want a firm that has an experience and proven track records into the e-Business industry. AWS has it all!
Published By: AmVenture
Published Date: May 23, 2017
As a small business owner, it’s easy to get wrapped up in what needs to be done today, because it is what’s sitting directly in front of you. It’s so immediate and urgent, so how can you ignore it? However, to prepare for long-term success, business owners have to be willing to consider the larger picture and plan for the future. We focus on the top 7 threats you need to consider – and take action upon now – to protect your small business.
Published By: AmVenture
Published Date: May 23, 2017
For many people, owning their own business is the definition of the American Dream. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), there are over 400,000 new businesses started every year. However, keeping that dream alive can be difficult. Here we give you 10 of the most common reasons why small businesses should fail. If you can heed these warnings, you offer yourself a greater chance of success.
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