Tag Archives: Security

Blockchain Technology Emerges from the Shadows and Slips into the Traditional World of Business

What the heck is it anyway and it’s never going to be used by legitimate businesses right? Blockchain is an open ledger which records transactions between parties and isn’t easily modified. Amazon, Oracle and IBM, all reputable businesses, provide blockchain products. Blockchain emerged as a business asset based on the security of transactions. The enterprise […]

Take Out The Trash: Keeping Lousy Data from Fouling Your Business Decisions

Remember that saying “garbage in, garbage out”? It’s still relevant in our super-connected, digital world. If lousy data enters your business systems, any corresponding reports and analysis utilizing that data are worthless. Lousy data leads to erroneous business intelligence and poor business decisions. These can kill a small business quicker than a big one. So, […]

Business Software Cooperates, Virtual Reality for business, not just Entertainment and other Intriguing Technology for Small Business

Business software cooperates. Your project management, sales management, and team management software will hold a conference and work together. Science fiction? No, it’s not. Platforms such as Zapier and Cyclr connect many applications now. 5G will be rolled out on a broader basis. The big draw with 5G is latency, which will be almost nonexistent. […]

Keeping the Bad Guys Away from Your Payment Processing

Small business is big business for scammers and fraud. Small businesses are more likely to suffer a data breach than a medium to large business. How do you protect your business and your customers’ payment information during a transaction? Choose a secure and supportive payment gateway for your system. At the top level, be sure […]

Hackers Embrace Spear Phishing and Your Business is the Fish

Spear phishing: a new term where a hacker at his computer replaces the bad guy in a wetsuit and spear gun in a 007 movie. Hackers and their ransomware aim at small and medium businesses because it pays handsomely and often. Ransomware expands as a significant threat this year. Even if you back up data […]

Will Your Business Benefit from Accepting Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency sounds a little creepy and mysterious. Not something a small business wants to tackle. But as virtual currency matures, it offers small business’ opportunities especially those selling to consumers. One advantage of this new currency includes lower transaction fees. Payments are direct from customer to the business. No go-between is taking a bit off […]

How To Defend Your Cookie Jar from Thieving Hands

A friend of mine works for a small business which contracted with another small company to handle the bookkeeping.  The bookkeeping service embezzled money and fled, leaving my friend to pick up the pieces for her employer. A painful experience for both her and her employer. A 2016 insurance survey indicated 80% of embezzlement cases […]