With a hybrid IT approach, small and midsized businesses can leverage the greater control, faster access, and increased security that comes with on-premise, while taking advantage of the increased agility, reduced costs, and better flexibility that the cloud offers.
In this report we’ll look at some of the challenges that smaller organizations face in building and managing IT, along with how some businesses are leveraging a hybrid cloud and on premise approach, gaining some significant benefits through this approach.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the
extortionist’s demands are met is one of the
most common forms of cybercrime. And the
prevalence of ransomware attacks continues
to increase. Cybercriminals are now using
more than 50 different forms of ransomware
to target and extort money from unsuspecting
individuals and businesses.
Ransomware attacks are pervasive. More than
4,000 ransomware attacks happen every day,
and the volume of attacks is increasing at a
rate of 300 percent annually.1 According to an
IDT911 study, 84 percent of small and midsize
businesses will not meet or report ransomware
No one is safe from ransomware, as it attacks
enterprises and SMBs, government agencies,
and individuals indiscriminately. While
ransomware demands more than doubled in
2016 to $679 from $294 in 2015, the cost of
remediating the damage and lost productivity
is many multiples higher.3 Ransomware is the
equivalent of catastrophic data loss, except
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Oct 10, 2019
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) around the world are major drivers of today’s economic growth, representing over 90% of the business population, 60%–70% of employment, and 55% of GDP in developed economies.* Their leaders are hard-working, passionate entrepreneurs who face unique challenges, which change and evolve as their businesses grow.
This report examines the obstacles SMBs encounter on the road to success, offering insights on the decision-making and actions of business leaders who run them.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Your organization has a small IT team, but you can’t ignore the technology challenges
facing your growing business today. You are expected to drive digital transformation, address the needs of a changing workforce and increase business agility. This whitepaper discusses the benefits IT decision-makers at midmarket organizations can achieve by transitioning to a professional support service model that helps them choose the right devices to maximize workforce productivity—and then manage those devices throughout their lifecycle.
Read this report from Dell and Intel®
Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting
individuals and businesses.
Ransomware attacks are pervasive. More than 4,000 ransomware attacks happen every day, and the volume of attacks is increasing at a rate of 300 percent annually. According to an IDT911 study, 84 percent of small and midsize businesses will not meet or report ransomware demands.
No one is safe from ransomware, as it attacks enterprises and SMBs, government agencies, and individuals indiscriminately. While ransomware demands more than doubled in 2016 to $679 from $294 in 2015, the cost of remediating the damage and lost productivity is many multiples higher.
Compliance is one of the top challenges facing any payroll and HR department. It’s up to you to ensure that all personnel business practices follow current laws and that you are keeping proper records to document your company’s compliance. While an efficient payroll system can help to enhance employee moral and boost your reputation, mistakes in record-keeping and compliance can result in punitive penalties– even lawsuits. Of course, no business wants to expose itself to such financial and reputational risk. However, keeping up to date with payroll legislation can be a complex task. It’s reported that as many as one in three small businesses are penalised for incorrect payroll. To protect your company from costly fines and even litigation, you need to stay informed about employment laws, reporting rules, and changing workforce compliance issues. In this guide, we look at the challenges and the payroll solutions that will help your payroll department meet its compliance requirements wit
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Compliance and risk management issues affect small and medium-sized businesses. They are not just a concern for larger, public companies, but smaller companies have fewer resources to deal with the regulatory demands that affect them.
Instead of hiring expensive external resources to ensure compliance, invest in financial compliance cloud technology to continuously monitor and provide feedback on your compliance efforts. It will lower long-term costs, improve collaboration, and increase confidence in data security and financial reports.
In some kinds of more traditional businesses the
finance department tends to swallow as much data
as is thrown at it but only outputs small, measured
and curated amounts of insights periodically: “Here’s
revenue vs target in the last quarter”.
These are undoubtedly essential for proper business
management, But periodic reports also mean it
can be too late for the business to respond. It’s
like driving by looking only in the rear-view mirror.
Looking at what’s behind isn’t going to let you spot a
sudden bend in the road!
Essentially, the highly competitive and evolved
business environment of today requires businesses
to have proactive, indicative business metrics.
Combined with more traditional metrics, these
mean businesses have invaluable and complete
insight in order to evaluate performance.
Proactive, indicative business metrics are found
across most successful businesses–and especially
amongst C-suite employees. These people know
that the benefits are proven. Analytics-driven
Small businesses typically keep a sharp focus on cost control and cash conservation, which is good. However, when it comes to the decision to buy new PCs or maintain older ones, many small businesses falsely believe it’s financially advantageous to maintain older PCs rather than replace them.
Download this independent, global small business study to learn how:
o Older PCs negatively affect operating costs
o Older PCs diminish employee productivity
o Newer PCs deliver better application performance and improved productivity at a reduced operating cots
Download this report today to learn the true direct and indirect costs of maintaining and upgrading older PCs in your small business.
If you need better reporting, more automation, tighter internal controls, and greater visibility into your operations, it may be time to switch to a new accounting system.
If you're like most small businesses, you've been using QuickBooks to manage your company's financials. It's well known. It's easy. It works. And it offers the functionality a business needs when it's starting out.
But if your business has moved beyond the entry level, you may find you're doing more outside of QuickBooks—which is affecting your organization's productivity.
If you need better reporting, more automation, tighter internal controls, and greater visibility into your operations, it may be time to switch to a new accounting system. How can you be sure?
Discover why now's the time to graduate to a new financial management and accounting system.
Introducing performance management processes into your small business culture seems crazy. But in reality, they create the perfect union. Learn how combining people and processes can increase engagement and improve results. Get your complimentary report now.
SuccessFactors Employee Central provides a single employee global system of record that is deployed in the cloud and brings greater workforce visibility to small and medium-size businesses. HR can quickly integrate workforce data from the SuccessFactors BizX Suite of talent management solutions – including Performance and Goals, Compensation, Learning and more, as well as from third-party systems, such as payroll, benefits, and time and attendance. Employees can use the Employee Central self-service features to update their personal information, while managers can easily change employee information such as promotions, salary changes, terminations and more with customized approval workflows. The result: An integrated 360-degree view of the workforce that HR can access through standard and ad-hoc reports to make fast, informed decisions based on consistent, up-to-date data. To learn more, download the SuccessFactors Employee Central business brief for small to medium-size businesses
SuccessFactors Employee Central is the premier core HR solution in the cloud for small and medium businesses. Benefit from a single, unified system of record so all your decision data is in one place. Take advantage of self-service HR for all your employees and managers, not just for your HR staff. Get all the reporting you need, when you need it, for deeper insight into your people and processes. Plus there’s IT-free operation and management for fewer upgrade hassles – and lower costs.
Apps have become critical to small businesses’ success. Small businesses are increasingly using apps in their daily operations. According to a recent survey, nearly three-fourths (72%) of small businesses are using apps on smartphones or tablets for their business and 38% report they could not survive—or it would be a major challenge to survive—without apps.
Quest Workspacetm Help Desk is a robust help desk solution for small to medium-sized businesses with complex network environments. It provides a powerful combination of management features integrated with a best-of-breed IT help desk platform. Use the help desk software to manage the ticket system workflows, dashboards, reporting and end-user self-service portals. Use the embedded management features within the help desk platform to proactively manage network events, desktops, servers and applications as well as resolve issues faster and more effectively.
Small to medium businesses experiencing network downtime can cost as much 3% of annual revenues. It is critical that you have a help desk solution that can help efficiently track, identify and resolve issues as quickly as possible. Help Desk Authority® provides best-of-breed ticket workflows, dashboards and reporting with advanced automation and self-service functions to enable IT to focus on more important issues.
Experian® and Moody's Analytics® just released their quarterly report on small businesses and the results provided deep insight into the future of the U.S. economy. To understand how your business may be impacted, download the full report for free today!
Tools for extracting actionable insights from growing mounds of data are becoming smarter and easier to use.
Organizations are awash in data generated by customers, supply chain partners and numerous other humanand machine-based sources. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) starting to churn out even more data, many enterprises are considering how to transform their growing stores of raw information into actionable insights.
Business intelligence (BI) and data analytics were once mostly limited to large enterprises, but 85 percent of small and midsize businesses have expressed interest in these solutions, according Gartner subsidiary Software Advice. Further, Accuray Research reports that the global business intelligence and analytics software market is poised to grow swiftly in the coming years to approximately $24 billion by 2020.
For the majority of small businesses around the country, the world of marketing looks very different from big brands and retailers. With limited budgets, resources and staff to execute their marketing visions, it can oftentimes be daunting and confusing for local/ small businesses to tackle their social media marketing, let alone convert engagement with their content on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter into local store sales. Download this research report to learn how Facebook advertising converts digital ‘hunters’ into in-store buyers.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Sep 27, 2019
A before-and-after look at the small-to-midsize (SMB) business cost of manually managing company spend, and the ROI of automating these processes
AMI-Partners connected with financial decision makers at more than 500 SMBs, across six countries, to better understand the “before and after” experiences of implementing automated financial management solutions. The study found significant automation benefits, such as 530 hours saved annually per finance employee using an integrated travel, expense, and invoice solution. Download the report today to learn more!
As today’s global marketplace becomes more sophisticated, the number and complexity of mission-critical financial transactions that companies conduct on a day-to-day basis continues to grow exponentially. Even small and mid-sized businesses are plagued by a rapidly increasing volume of financial processes that are highly
intricate and multi-faceted. These activities, while important, are administrative in nature and often distract staff from more strategic planning initiatives that directly impact company prosperity and growth. Additionally, as legislative pressures continue to grow, and the rules imposed by Sarbanes Oxley, BASEL II, and other regulations become more stringent, businesses need to find better ways to ensure compliance by effectively logging, tracking, auditing, and reporting their financial data.
Learn how much money your business can save.
In an objective study commissioned by Microsoft, Forrester Consulting investigated the Total Economic Impact™ for small to medium sized businesses, with 1 to 250 employees, using Office 365. The study revealed a sizeable return on investment.
One business founder had this to say, “The productivity gain is the main thing for me with Office 365. It’s allowed everybody to be more productive, and if there is any element of downtime on hardware, it’s just a case of moving into another location, whether it’d be the next desk, office, or Starbucks.”
Discover these findings and more when you download the free report:
• Improved Business Continuity. How enhanced business continuity lead to an avoidance in lost billable hours of $15,000 annually.
• Increased mobile worker productivity. How an investment in mobility saved45 hours per year per worker.
• Lowered Security, Risk, and Compliance Costs. How an organization went from 15 data breaches per year
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Maintaining Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance can be both difficult and expensive. For most small to medium sized organizations, it doesn’t have to be as long as you have the right plan and tools in place. In this paper you’ll learn five steps to implement and maintain PCI DSS compliance at your organization by:
• Determining your true business requirements
• Inventorying locations and assets
• Segmenting environments
• Operationalizing controls
• Automating controls and control reporting
Demonstrating compliance with PCI DSS is far from a trivial exercise. This checklist will help you on your quest to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance.