The manufacturing industry has been under attack by cybercriminals, especially as the coronavirus pandemic wrought havoc on supply chains and disrupted business processes in 2020. Incidents involving ransomware directly affecting manufacturing increased by 156% from 2019 to 2020 and malicious groups used ransomware to extract $17 million from a maker of laptops and $34 million from an electronics company.
The trend toward videoconferencing has been growing over the past few years as more organizations are seeing it as the optimal way to connect with employees, remote workers, and customers.
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.
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.
Staying ahead of schedule is every contractor’s dream, but it doesn’t have to be an unachievable one. With so many moving parts in a project, it can be exceedingly difficult to stay atop each development in a project. It’s necessary. In fields such as construction and engineering, one misstep is unacceptable. The best contractors understand this and leverage every opportunity they must maintain visibility and contact with their team. How? The answer is deceptively simple: managed services.
Managed services – both for printing and IT infrastructure – represent one of the best-kept secrets for contractors. Whether on construction job sites, in engineering consulting, or project management for architectural firms, contractors leverage managed services to keep pace with their projects and stay ahead of schedule.
Managed print services are a valuable tool within any business context, including supply chain operations. In the naturally dynamic environment of logistics, being able to access, print, scan, and fax documents at a moment’s notice helps an office keep pace with changing conditions. However, with so much focus on managing the supply chains, it is easy for printing infrastructures to go untended.
In such cases, a managed print service provider is an invaluable tool for ensuring that a company’s print environment remains capable and well-oiled. Such a specialist oversees the print environment while the company focuses on work, helping a business maintain its critical productivity.
The primary manufacturing industry is awash in technology. While it does not lack for talented individuals, either, these impressive minds depend on technology to manage and execute large projects, maintain communication, protect sensitive data, and so much more.