Category Technology

How To Bring Substance to Your Business Planning

One of my favorite quotes dealing with planning is an African proverb, “for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” Is your business planning for tomorrow? If you’re not sure, try a SWOT. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. It’s an analysis to prepare your small to medium business for […]

How to Smooth Your Hiring To Capture the Right People

Your business needed more employees yesterday. But you want quality employees, ones who will stick around. How do you catch the perfect employee quickly? Assemble accurate job descriptions for the positions you must fill. That’s right, getting the job description precise prevails as the best way to find and retain the right people for the […]

One Way to Solve the Data Compliance Puzzle

SOX, FINRA, FERPA, HIPAA, and PCI DSS can be as indecipherable as they sound. They’re tricky to deal with if you’re a small to medium business.  Keeping track of the myriad regulations can be a full-time job for one person. All these acronyms revolve around data security compliance regulations. They differ from industry to industry […]

Surviving a Breach by Forging a Path

In a previous blog, How to Keep Out the Bandit, https://goo.gl/fKu3Am, we discussed how small and medium businesses attract hackers, too.  Studies show over 50% of attacks aim for companies with less than 100 employees. That’s a scary thought for a small to medium business. Hacks send your public relations into a downward spiral and […]

Expanding Your Revenue Streams to Crush Economic Kinks

The recent gyrations in the stock market brought to mind the repercussions suffered during the end of the last bull market in 2007. All good things must come to an end including long-running bull markets. Is your business ready for an economic downturn? Economists are usually behind the curve on calling recessions. Their call is […]

Remote Workers Give Your Company A Boost

Your marketing manager requests a more flexible schedule and mentions telecommuting four days a week. Otherwise, she’s going to need a three-week vacation right now in the middle of trade show season. Ten years ago, this request would have seemed ludicrous. But now close to 50% of the workforce telecommutes on a regular basis. And […]

Your Business Assets Dial It In

LPWAN or low power wide area network allows the local dumpster to tell the garbage collectors it needs a pickup. The city remains tidy at a low cost as this network sips power across a wide area. Fewer sensors are required nor is high-speed data transfer necessary. The popularity of this network driven by the […]