All types of business are exposed to disaster risks, including fires, earthquakes, floods and other types of catastrophes. The most affected tend to be small businesses, which tend to operate on thinner margins than their larger competitors. Despite the fact that many businesses are exposed to threats, few have even a basic plan of action in the event of a
Stock markets, regardless of where they’re located, tend to be the target of unscrupulous agents who illegally take advantage of speculation to line their pockets with ill-gotten gains. When the internet took over as a means of business communication, hackers started targeting companies more frequently to gain inside information that allows them to short sell and manipulate stocks in other
The growth of SaaS and other on-demand services have opened a new path for businesses to save time and money on various IT processes without having to sacrifice the quality of the deliverables. In fact, managed security services are one of the biggest growth markets in technology, reflecting an overall trend of outsourcing business duties as a whole.
The internet has provided hackers with a variety of innovative new ways to commit fraud. One of the latest reports from the New York Times revealed that a recent trading scam focusing on stolen press releases led to the perpetrators earning $1 million in illicit funds through a single stolen press release. The fact that a single press release would lead
A multitude of inventions have lead to greater productivity over the ages, with one of the biggest boosts occurring during the beginning of the industrial age. The next big leap forward in productivity took place with the digital revolution, which has provided workers with information technology support that helps streamline repetitive data-based tasks. Without this type of support, employees are more
Warnings about the need to maintain solid internet security continue to go unheeded by far too many businesses. In addition to high profile hacks such as the ones perpetrated against Ashley Madison and Sony Entertainment, thousands of smaller hacks go unnoticed everyday, victimizing smaller businesses that can’t afford to take a hit to their bottom line.
Creating something from nothing is hard. For the founders of a startup, the drive to create a successful business from just an idea, requires pulling together an entire organization to build a product before the money runs out. Finding the right people with the right talents and skills is tough, especially when it comes to technology, where technology expertise can
In an increasingly connected world, many people want to combine extensive travelling with their workload. While there are obviously times you need to be in the office, with the rise of mobile devices and a web of internet growing around the world, it is quickly becoming more and more viable to work remotely, from the golden beaches of Australia to
Ashley Madison built a wildly successful business catering to those who seek morally-questionable relationships outside of their committed marriage. When reports surfaced of a massive hack that resulted in a large amount of confidential data stolen from users, the 24-hour news cycle ran with the story, broadcasting the latest in a series of embarrassing, high-profile hacks that have caused chaos for companies like Target
Smartwatches promise to usher in a new era of wearable technology that integrates into the day-to-day lives of people around the world. Similar to the rise of the smartphone, smartwatch manufacturers and software developers plan to make the devices an indispensable part of your routine. The smartwatch isn’t really a watch at all – it’s a tiny computer. Just like a