Navigating the trials and tribulations of modern technology has never been easy, which is why a staggering 84% of companies are failing at digital transformation. In an age when customers demand instant gratification and information security is facing constant threats from cybercriminals, it’s never been more important for organizations to innovate.
Interview with Capstone IT’s Chief Technology Officer Matt Topper on why small- and medium-sized businesses are more susceptible to online threats
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Are you confused by the language of information technology (IT) experts? Do you feel like an astronaut talking to aliens whenever you confront them? Don’t you wish there was a better way to understand what they’re talking about without getting a degree in computer science?
Fear not, dear reader, for help is at hand.
“The richest people in the world look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work.”
Those words from American businessman and bestselling author Robert Kiyosaki clearly show the power of networking. By interacting with other people and exchanging information, you can build meaningful and powerful relationships that can boost your business.
All the way back in 2014, cybercriminals struck the Marriott International, but hotel officials only learned about it in September 2018 — four years after the initial breach.
Hackers managed to steal the names, contact and travel information, and personal data of about 500 million customers.
Customer data collection and utilization used to be a thing for the Fortune 500s, a competitive advantage of scale only available to large enterprises with massive budgets. Not so anymore. But while the realities have changed, too many small- and mid-sized businesses are still beholden to the myth that this powerful information is unattainable and unusable for them.
With half of the world’s population now having access to the internet, cybercrime has become one of the biggest challenges of modern times. Some estimates put the global cost of cybercrime to $6 trillion dollars per year by 2021. The widespread use of network technologies is fast outpacing our ability to stay secure.
Humans are the first and last line of defense when it comes to information security. Technology streamlines work processes and reinforces office policies, but it’s only as effective as your employees are at following and understanding the rules. That’s why compliance regulations place a strong emphasis on the importance of security awareness training.
Networking is fun, especially for small business owners since it’s the perfect time to meet and mingle with other people who share your interests and can help grow your business. Aside from the great company, you can enjoy good food and drinks, and pick up some freebies along the way.
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