It might sound strange, but one of the most common causes of business failure is success. Or at least, not having systems that cope with the growth that success brings. This is where an enterprise resource planning system (ERP) can come in.
Whether you embrace the tradition of making resolutions, or avoid the hordes rushing to sign up at the gym, the beginning of a year is a great time to take stock. But it isn’t just our personal goals that sometimes benefit from a rethink. Now is a great time to accelerate your business results with these new year technology tips.
It is no surprise cybersecurity has become a major concern for businesses over the last few years. Hackers are penetrating organisations with increased frequency and sophistication, and it is more important than ever to have advanced security measures in place.
Some changes, no matter how beneficial, can be challenging. Others, with the right knowledge, can be surprisingly simple. Switching to Office 365 falls firmly into the latter. As with any business change, the more you know, the more you gain.
It would be easy to think that only the big-name organisations are targets for cyber criminals, but in today’s environment, no business can afford to take a chance – and they don’t have to. The best practices of the world’s most secure organisations can translate into methods that work for all kinds of workplaces.
It is like buying a classic car and then locking it away in a garage to gather dust. Businesses create massive amounts of data, spend a sizeable chunk of cash storing it – but how many are tapping into the goldmine of big data they have stashed away in their datacentres?
It would be easy to dismiss the value of conducting a thorough IT audit. After all, you spend forty hours per week focussed on your environment already – well, maybe more like fifty – so you’d probably notice if anything was wrong, right?
It is safe to say that performance is one of the constant preoccupations of those working in IT. It can feel like a never-ending problem. Just as you solve one bottleneck, another emerges, like an eternal game of ‘whack-a-rat’.
It is no surprise, cyber scammers are getting smarter. They are no longer sending poorly written emails that appear to be from well know suppliers; their new approach is much more deceitful.
If people are the heart of your business, then it could be said that technology is its central nervous system, responsible for relaying information, making connections and ensuring every area is able to function.