Utilities have been in the news a lot this past year as extreme weather events, the pandemic, and high demand have combined to cause widespread disruption. In fact, power outages alone have skyrocketed in 2020, up 73% from the previous year. Water utilities are also feeling the pinch as the coronavirus pandemic continues to drain limited resources, making it harder to serve the populations that depend on them.
Social distancing and limits on large gatherings are increasingly becoming the new normal as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact societies and markets across the globe. In response to this restriction on person-to-person contact, marketing professionals are turning to cutting-edge technologies to reach their target audiences.
In April 2020 alone, there were an astonishing 37 data breaches affecting 500 or more records each, falling close to the 2019 average of 41.9 data breaches each month.
As though companies didn’t have enough to deal with during the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers are now using the global confusion as a cover for their schemes. With the increases in information appetites, hackers (both political and criminal) quickly pounced on the trend and created exploits perfectly suited to defraud individuals and organizations.
Helping small businesses weather the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority for state and local governments. Millions of SMBs around the country had to shutter their doors and will need financial support to remain in business after the pandemic. As of 2018, there were 30.2 million small businesses (with less than 500 employees) operating in the United States. SMBs account for 99.9% of all U.S. businesses and employ 49.2% of the nation’s workforce.
It may not seem self-evident, but museums also need cybersecurity just like any other public or private entity. Depending on the types of relics, treasures, and art displayed at the facility, it may require more protection than regular businesses. As these institutions usually rely on grants, donations, and other contributions, they also face budgetary pressures while needing to improve their information security on their networks and devices.
While the insides of museums may seem like ancient, dusty halls filled with knowledge, plenty is going on in the background. Museums collect information just like any other business. They sell tickets to the public, host events, manage member’s information, and keep financial records regarding donations and contributions. All of this information can be valuable in a bad actor or hacker’s hands. Therefore, taking a proactive approach to information security will be vital to running a sustainable (and socially essential) operation.
Managed services are a prevalent option among businesses in every industry. They deliver several indispensable benefits such as reduced costs, higher efficiency, improved security, and better tracking of the print environment. For professionals in the healthcare industry – such as dental practices – they can also prove valuable for achieving the strict security and compliance regulations to which these professionals are bound.
Managed services are a smart move for any company, large or small. Read on to learn about the technology needs of dental practices, how managed print, document and IT services improve patient care, and why dentists in Ohio trust Blue Technologies with all their office needs.
When it comes to staying competitive, businesses need every advantage they can get. That’s especially true for small businesses in Ohio, which are seeing some of the highest growth rates for small companies compared to the rest of the US.
Small businesses constitute 99.6 percent of all businesses in Ohio and employ 2.2 million individuals or 46 percent of the state’s total workforce. It’s a thriving ecosystem and one that can be difficult to break into if a startup or SMB doesn’t have the right technology at its back.
Legal Services provide expert consultation and representation to different parties in legal disputes, before government agencies, and in court. As advisors, lawyers working withing law firms communicate with a large number of clients, colleagues, judges, and other legal professions that are involved in cases.
For several years, the automotive industry news has become flooded with arguments about companies developing unfair transaction strategies.
Tesla recently battled major lawsuits because of their direct-market approach to selling their vehicles. Robert Bird, a professor of business law, said, “The controversy is that Tesla’s entry into the automotive market threatens to upend established relationships between manufacturers and dealers.”