Why Software Is Critical to Your Business

Software
Companies now rely on computers more than they ever have before. It is no exaggeration to say that if many companies had their computer systems break down, they would not be able to continue performing normal business operations. That having been said, it is extremely important for a company to choose the software that it uses very carefully. Failure to do this could result in a devastating network failure that causes a large amount of profits to be lost. Needless to say, this is something that all companies need to do their best to avoid. Here are some of the reasons why software is critical to your business.

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How to Secure the Business Location without Ruining its Appearance

Security Camera
Whether you own a large corporation or a small new business, it’s very important to keep your assets as safe and secure as possible. Unfortunately the best methods to do this usually involve huge expenses, highly technical security and large brick walls, which can take a lot away from your company’s friendly appearance.

Depending on the nature of your business and where it is located there may already be some security measures in place. If there aren’t or you are looking to strengthen existing capabilities then the following safety measures will be a real help without damaging its image.

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How can Computer Forensics Protect Your Business Data

Computer Forensics
The increased popularity of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in workplaces has created potential for large security hole. Companies of all sizes are vulnerable to threats imposed by employees using their own computes or mobile devices to do business and access sensitive information. Business owners cannot prevent this trend from taking hold in their companies, however they do need to ensure their computer systems and information is secured from falling in the hands of criminals or those who intend to do harm to your business. Computer forensic is one way to track the employee behavior and catch the ones who intend to do harm. Here is how computer forensic can help secure your business.

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Virtualization vs. Private Cloud: What’s the Difference?

Private Cloud
For many people outside of the realm of IT, the terminology can often be confusing. If you’re busy running the day-to-day particulars of your business, you simply may not have time to learn everything there is to know about all of the technological aspects of keeping your business up and running. As a result, you may waste time — and money — researching and implementing solutions that you don’t really need, or that don’t fully meet your needs.

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FAQ – Data Protection for UK Businesses

Data Protection
You can never be certain that your business is complying with all the correct legislation and regulations, particularly when it comes to an area as complex as data protection. Yet data protection is something you must get right in order to protect the details of your employees and customers, as well as avoid fines and legal action. One way to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act is to securely shred office documents. If you are not sure how data protection relates to your documents, take a look at this quick guide.

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Infographic: Interesting Facts about Data Center Security

Data Center
There is more than 285 million square feet of space dedicated to housing the servers of data centers worldwide. That’s as much land as about 6,000 football fields. Security for servers covering that much space is an enormous task. As companies rely more on cloud computing, businesses and government organizations are monitoring data center security to highest degree.

Data centers must have round-the-clock security guards, often using high-tech gear such as biometric scanners and proximity badges. Guards patrol and monitor the feeds from cameras that cover the interior, exterior, and even rooftop areas of the facilities. To add another layer of security, data is shared over many servers and unreadable to the human eye. Have a look at the infographic to find out more interesting behind-the-scenes facts about data centers.

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Cloud Email Security: Why your Business Needs It

Cyber Security
The digital age has opened an exciting new world for us all. At the same time it has also created a new arena for cyber criminals. Therefore security should be a primary concern for all business owners. Email can be a prime weak link when it comes to business security threats.

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Is Cloud Computing Right for Your Small Business?

Cloud Computing
Since virtualisation surfaced as a scalable, reliable and robust IT solution, it’s been marketed as the perfect answer for small to medium businesses. With the pull of increased security, improved accessibility, reduced downtime as well as reduced costs of server maintenance, businesses have been falling at the feet of marketers. But in a recent article by John Leonard on the Computing News website, half of SMEs are still steering clear of the cloud.

Why is this? With SMEs making up 90 per cent of business in the UK, it’s important to understand why virtualisation still doesn’t seem like a viable option to half of this market.

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How to Keep Small Business Safe from Security Predators

How to keep small business safe
It is said – the bigger you are, the harder you fall.

When it comes to running a business, however, the smaller you are, the more likely you are to experience prolonged suffering if punched in the metaphorical gut by nefarious criminals.

These days, security threats come in various guises, which means the safeguards you have in place should be enough to thwart offline and online dangers.

As a contemporary business owner you clearly have a lot on your plate, with burglars climbing your perimeter wall or cyber-criminals attempting to hack into your company’s data.

To avoid an uppercut to the commercial abdomen, it is important your business is protected by implementing various security measures to keep crafty criminals at arm’s length.

Don’t know how? Read on to find out.

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How Safe is Your Business from Hackers?

How safe is your computer system from hackers
Security breaches have become common occurrence in our lives. Every morning brings with it news about website attack or stolen data. At times it seems unless you leave in a cave completely isolated from the external world it is impossible to keep your computers secured from prying eyes. The media talks about large scale attacks, such as the Target security breach that occurred over Christmas, but there is a hacking attack happening every second in some part of the world. Even our own governments are snooping on their citizens as Edward Snowden proved.

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