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March 2018

Limited investment capital and planning for trouble

By | 2018-03-19T16:11:56+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Limited investment capital and planning for trouble Small businesses often fail to take the time to make business continuity plans. One aspect of a business continuity plan involves developing plans to handle the loss of physical infrastructure and hardware. Unfortunately, smaller and younger firms often fail to address these issues because they lack the necessary capital [...]

Data Protection Laws and PIIs

By | 2018-03-12T16:10:25+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Data Protection Laws and PIIs Last week we discussed the overall concept of “Data Protection Laws,” which govern the handling and securing of specific data. While these laws are wide ranging, most of these laws reference Personally Identifiable Information (PII) This “refers to information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either [...]

Are you subject to Data Protection laws?

By | 2018-03-11T16:06:24+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Are you subject to Data Protection laws? This blog introduces a new topic that many may be unaware of: Data Protection laws. These are laws that define fully, or in part, what type of data is covered by government regulations, proscribe general standards for the securing of covered data, and may also require notification of victims [...]

Ransomware Part II

By | 2018-03-10T15:01:03+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Ransomware Part II In our last blog, we explained what ransomware is, and why it can be an especially troublesome virus. Today, let’s look at what you can do to avoid falling victim. Prevention is the best cure. Follow standard “data hygiene” principles that you probably hear about all of the time. Update your OS, software, and [...]

Ransomware part I

By | 2018-03-09T14:57:11+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Ransomware part I The daily reports of cybercrime are important reminders about the need to protect your business from malicious behavior that could threaten the success of your business. There are so many different things that can attack your computer, steal your data, and wreck your day. One of the most troublesome has been the development [...]

December 2017

Business Trade Shows Part III: After the Event

By | 2017-12-26T09:51:30+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  So, you made it back home from the show. You're exhausted and work has backed up in your absence. Here is where the entire investment in the show can go down the drain. Follow-up is critical. Every one of those prospects need to have follow-up. Lots of it. One contact isn't going to be enough. First, [...]

Business Trade Shows Part II: During the Event

By | 2018-02-15T16:19:28+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We're back. In the last post, we talked about building momentum toward a trade show exhibition. Today, let's look at your efforts during the show itself.You already should have sent out a reminder the morning of the show in posts on all your social media accounts, an article on your website blog, and a general [...]

Business Trade Shows Part I: Before the Event

By | 2018-02-15T16:19:00+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

​ Going to a tradeshow for the first time? Don't make the mistake of viewing this as a 1-2 day discreet marketing event. Instead, view your exhibit at a tradeshow as the central feature of a much longer and holistic marketing plan that builds to the event, and then culminates in the successful post­show follow [...]

Is Your Website Mobile Optimized?

By | 2018-02-15T16:19:46+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Smaller firms often struggle just to keep up with maintaining a website. Worrying about a scaled­ down version for mobile users seems like just too much trouble. Today's blog is all about why this matters to you and why should you bother with a mobile version.   A bit of background: Mobile sites are versions [...]

November 2017

Password Basics That Are Still Ignored

By | 2018-02-15T16:20:15+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

You can have all the locks on your data center and have all the network security available, but nothing will keep your data safe if your employees are sloppy with passwords.   There are many ways data can be breached, and opening some link they shouldn't is one of the most serious security sins employees [...]