The COVID-19 pandemic caused wide-scale disruptions to organizations, governments, and service providers around the world. At the same time, organizations had to adjust to the new normal, requiring companies to renew their focus on the latest technologies that enable them to continue operating while practicing social distancing.
The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on most businesses. Preparing to open in a post-pandemic environment also comes with a host of uncertainties for companies. As the government and health officials start considering the controls and safety mechanisms required for re-opening the economy, there are practical solutions business owners can deploy to ensure their staff can work safely from any environment.
Keeping ahead of all the challenges a company faces today isn’t easy. Improving operational workflows and managing complex technological environments is hard enough, but what if disaster strikes? Is the company prepared to recover? Have they implemented the necessary contingency plans to prevent operations from grinding to a halt? All these questions are essential in a world where business continuity requires an effective disaster recovery plan.
Travel agents rely on vivid printed materials to communicate the splendor of their destinations. There was a time when some agents thought the end of travel flyers was near. This proved to be false as travel agent marketing materials still find wide-scale adoption in the industry. What has changed is the ability of agencies to produce these materials internally, saving on production costs and enabling them to restock promotional flyers on the fly.
Most companies operate under constant cost pressures. The world is speeding up, and companies need to keep up with their competitors. To achieve new efficiencies and increase productivity in the office, companies should adopt a managed print services (MPS) strategy. This can help them save money by outsourcing document output operations to an external service provider.
Travelers can be some of the most demanding customers a company has to navigate. For rental car agencies, a broken printer can quickly lead to tempers flaring and irate customers fuming in the queues. To ensure the company can serve its customers reliably and efficiently, maintaining printing operations is vital to customer satisfaction.
The amount of information an accounting firm processes every day is staggering. Incoming documents and expedited workflows make keeping track of all data a challenge for any CPA. As these firms also manage personal and financial information, it makes them uniquely susceptible to cyberattacks. Keeping in mind that the technological landscape continues to evolve, staying up to date with the latest developments in information technology isn't easy.
Without a doubt, IT services are among some of the most important for any modern business. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it makes sense to handle all of these vital services in-house. In fact, for many companies – including large corporations – the best way to make the most of them is to outsource their needs by investing in IT service management.
Cyber threats, malware, and IT security threats never take a break, even for the New Year. Criminals are constantly adapting to cybersecurity, and the 2018 IT security news was no different. As the value of the cryptocurrency market increased, cybercriminals turned their sights on coin mining. Malware tasked to coin mining increased more than 4,000 percent last year, putting cloud computing and enterprise networks at risk.
Topics: Managed IT
Cybersecurity should be a priority for every business. Ransomware, malware, and IP theft bite deeply into business profits and make criminals rich. In fact, it is estimated that cybercrimes cost businesses more than $600 billion last year.