Is your Business Safe from Virtual Threats?

Did you know that 50% of small business owners think their businesses are too small to be targeted by the thieves of the virtual world? Contrary to popular belief, 72% of hacker attacks often happen to smaller firms - firms with less than 100 employees! So how prepared is your SMB? Here’s a checklist to help you find out how vulnerable you are to these attacks.

Data Loss Can Cause You To Shut Down

Small and medium sized businesses today are relying more than ever on IT systems to efficiently run their business, support customers and optimize productivity. These systems house sensitive digital data ranging from employee and customer information, to internal emails, documents and financial records, sales orders and transaction histories.

Why SMBs Must Proactively Address the Threat of Mobile Hacks

More cyber criminals are targeting small-to-medium sized businesses. One reason for this is too many workplaces have insufficient bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in place. Some have none at all. Although firms are generally more knowledgeable about network security risks than in years past, they still woefully underestimate the security vulnerabilities linked to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Windows Server 2003 is reaching End of Life

The clock is ticking - Windows Server 2003 is reaching End of Life

Microsoft has announced the official date for end-of-life support for Windows Server 2003 will be July 14, 2015. It’s time to start thinking about migrating, if you already haven’t. With some migrations taking 90 days or more, time is running out.

Scrap Your Work From Home Policy

I was recently asked by an HR manager if I had a sample of a policy about working from home. My answer was:

Do you want something more than "Get your work done. Meet your objectives. Do that from wherever you want."

Perhaps I was slightly joking.