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7 Cybersecurity Tips To Protect Your Small Business - Now!

7 Cybersecurity Tips To Protect Your Small Business - Now!

New threats against your small business emerge every day. Cybercriminals often target small businesses because they lack the resources for in-house cybersecurity staff. In fact, nearly half of all cyberattacks target small businesses, and small businesses are more likely to be attacked than large companies. That’s why having a cybersecurity plan and maintaining information security is key to protecting your small business from future attacks.

Small Business Technology Planning: Cloud Migration

Small Business Technology Planning: Cloud Migration

What is “The Cloud,” anyway? Is it a fancy marketing term created by Microsoft or Google or Amazon? Simply put, the cloud is a data center that is accessed via the Internet. Read on to find out more about when and why to move your systems online.

Why Is Cybersecurity Important?

Why Is Cybersecurity Important?

Many small businesses see cybersecurity as a big business issue. Yet, they have locks on their doors, their money in banks, and passwords on the WiFi. Adding basic cybersecurity can be nearly as simple and save the business from devastating consequences. So, let’s dig a little deeper.

Do Small Businesses Need Cyber Security?

Do Small Businesses Need Cyber Security?

Small business owners set themselves up for unnecessary risks when they buy into these myths. The facts are that hackers do target small businesses and that software and IT staff can’t do enough to protect your business and your customers.

Software Consultancy: 20 Years of Lessons Learned

Software Consultancy: 20 Years of Lessons Learned

You learn a lot of important lessons when you do something for twenty years. The good news is, our clients are the ones who get to benefit from these lessons. So, what have we learned, and how can you benefit from this?

Digital Transformation For Small Business

Digital Transformation For Small Business

Many small businesses are reluctant to pull that digital trigger and undergo the digital transformation of their processes and products. Going down that road is a long process. You’ll need a strategy but you also don’t want to get left behind and you see the opportunities that a digital transformation brings, including mere survival in these times of a pandemic. When is the right time to make this change?

Outsourcing Software Development: The Challenges of an In-House Developer

Outsourcing Software Development: The Challenges of an In-House Developer

Hiring good employees is a piece of cake, right? Now, imagine having to hire highly technical software developers. The idea can be daunting, especially when it comes to starting from scratch. While you have more control over the process, there are some inherent challenges of an in-house developer or development team. But first, what is in-house development?

Using Custom Software to Take on the Big Competitors

Using Custom Software to Take on the Big Competitors

Small and medium-sized companies have always looked at their goliath competitors with budget envy. “If I only had that kind of money!” Research and development. New processes. Marketing. There are so many ways to grow with the right funds. So, how can a small business compete with these behemoths? Let’s take a look.

In-House versus Outsourced Software Development: Why Hire a Developer

In-House versus Outsourced Software Development: Why Hire a Developer

Your business is ready to create your own, custom software. Out of the box solutions no longer cut it. Now, you’re considering building your own in-house team versus outsourced software development. Now, we’re biased, but we believe you’ll see why using an in-house team can get out of hand when it comes to costs and training. Let’s expand on that.

How NOT to Hire the WRONG Developer

How NOT to Hire the WRONG Developer

Choosing the right software developer for your project can be a daunting, stressful process. This decision will likely have financial and operational impacts on your business for five to ten years to come. In previous posts we’ve covered choosing the right partner and reviewed when to fire a developer when things go awry. Now, we’ll review some of the early signs that the developer you’re evaluating might not be the right choice for your project. Too many times, we’ve seen clients make the wrong decision, only to end up spending more time and money cleaning up a mess.

When Was Your Last Technology Strategy Session?

When Was Your Last Technology Strategy Session?

An information technology audit evaluates a business' technical infrastructure and operations in order to identify technologies that are aging and need to be upgraded or replaced. As technology ages, it can start to create unnecessary costs, security vulnerabilities, and prevent continued progress and efficiencies within the business. That is why we recommend periodic technology audits for our clients. These audits can be done internally by a qualified employee our outsourced to an IT auditor.

Leverage Your Network for Pitch Practice

Leverage Your Network for Pitch Practice

As you’ve already seen, I’m building more than just a consulting business and I’ve mentioned a few times that marketing a product is very different from marketing services. Since July, I’ve been working on creating a new digital product and there’s been a lot of lessons along the way. Here’s a few tips about leveraging the network you’ve built for more than just referrals.