The COVID-19 global pandemic has had an enormous impact on the supply chains of major industries as everything from raw materials and components to supply lines has been disrupted.
With cyberattacks increasing, the cybersecurity landscape is in a constant state of evolution. And yet, one thing remains consistently true — that ransomware is among the top techniques deployed by today’s hacking community.
As more companies move toward a digital environment, wily hackers are increasingly focused on industrial targets and businesses that use programs such as AutoCAD, making cybersecurity for engineering a critical — and essential — element to deterring industrial espionage.
Small- and medium-sized businesses experience major — sometimes crippling — challenges due to IT downtime and technology issues. The business disruption caused by downtime is serious and can lead to lost customers and lost revenue.
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.