Today's economy is especially hard on small businesses. How does your small business keep revenue coming in when your customers are spending less? How do you attract new customers in a cost efficient manner? How do you protect your businesses' valuable information assets without making a huge technology investment?
Innovative technology continues to transform how business is done for small and large businesses alike. With technology and communication trends moving faster than ever before, it’s important to take advantage of these trends to keep the way we communicate with our employees, clients and coworkers current and seamless. Having an efficient communication system not only enables employees to be productive, but it ultimately leads to improving businesses’ bottom lines.
Every small business strives for it: the ability to make their people more productive and responsive - to customers, vendors and each other - while keeping costs in check. To do more, with less. Maximizing productivity is critical to operating efficiently and profitably in today's challenging business climate.
And small and medium size businesses often overlook one innovative technology that is proven to deliver results: IP Telephony.
The role of learning and development has never been more important to the success of small and medium businesses, especially because of the fierce competition with big business to attract and retain top talent.
We’re amidst a disruption in the way employees work and learn. Technology, skills, and workforce demographics are shifting and evolving at a rapid pace. Employees are now sitting in the driver’s seat when it comes to their career path and companies are getting strategic with how to meet this new demand.
Read our guide “The Rise of the Holistic Learning Experience” to learn how the new role of learning and development can help your company thrive.
You’ll gain insights on:
• Consumer-driven technology changing the game
• Continuous learning and staying relevant amid change
• The holistic learner experience
Get your copy and start building a holistic learning program today.
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) leads the charge in the current
wave of digital transformation underway at many global
companies. Organizations large and small are actively
expanding their AI footprints as executives try to comprehend
more fully what AI is and how they can use it to capitalize
on business opportunities by gaining insight to the data
they collect that enables them to engage with customers
and hone a competitive edge. But, while AI may indeed be
the frontier of enterprise technology, there remain many
misconceptions about it.
Part of the confusion stems from the fact that AI is an
umbrella term that covers a range of technologies —
including machine learning, computer vision, natural language
processing, deep learning, and more — that are in various
stages of development and deployment. The use of AI for
dynamic pricing and targeted marketing has been in use for
a while, but actual AI computing where machines think like
humans is still many years from becoming mainstream. T
By now the fundamentals of computer and network security are familiar to almost everyone who interacts with a PC on a regular basis: install antivirus software, choose good passwords and protect them and download and install software updates. Despite these measures, businesses of all sizes continue to suffer security breaches.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 03, 2016
Small and midsize businesses grapple with the same massive data growth that’s challenging larger organizations, yet they have fewer resources to devote to managing the deluge. A new option from Dell EMC, powered by an Intel® Xeon® processor, is finally giving SMBs access to storage area network technology that’s affordable and easy to manage. Read this white paper to learn more now, including what this technology can offer in terms of benefits, performance, and more.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
Remote offices, branch offices and small businesses have dramatically stepped up their adoption of new technology to help them run everything from typical business applications to cutting-edge solutions that differentiate their organizations. But that rapid run-up in new technology deployments has often come with a cost: increased infrastructure complexity that has become harder and more expensive to manage.
Small- or medium-sized businesses run on hard work, dedication and loyal customers. But size shouldn’t exclude SMBs from using the proper security technology to protect online customer identities.
That’s why Entrust offers nine simple tips to improve security for SMBs and end-customers alike. From basic techniques like updating software to more advanced authentication strategies, this guide ensure your business is establishing the proper security foundation in today’s hyper-connected world.
Published By: Ephesoft
Published Date: Jan 18, 2018
Financial services companies can improve customer service and their bottom line by automating document intensive processes with banking, such as new account openings, mortgage, investing, credit cards, insurance, and personal, small business and commercial financial services. Learn how to make a substantial impact in terms of efficiency and cost savings for your organization with intelligent document capture technology.
Online, mobile, omnichannel, untethered, data mining, automation, and remote
communication are all now buzzwords surrounding the new technologies and resources
financial institutions have to help them re-invent their branch experience. Capabilities are
available today that were not imagined a decade ago. This is an exciting time for those
institutions that can look to the future and enhance their offerings.
While technology is driving change, it can also be a tremendous challenge for financial
institutions as they work to keep pace and even take advantage of the dramatic shift in
customer needs and expectations. Millennials, baby boomers, small businesses – all are
important market segments with very different wants and needs. Driven by technology,
the new demand is for a complete online presence, complemented by more flexibility in
personalized services, and specialized expertise available in every branch.
Suffice it to say, financial institutions of all sizes and in every geography a
If you’re a small-to-midsized business (SMB), you know that you’re operating in a fast-paced, ever-changing business environment. Customers want their demands met instantly, and increasing competition multiplies the pressure you’re under. If you can’t deliver, you can be sure somebody else will.
Fortunately, the technology landscape is changing the way you do business. Mobility, social media, and Big Data are leveling the playing field and making it possible for companies like yours to access more sophisticated technology, reach bigger audiences, target their messages, and innovate in their offerings. Yet nothing has changed the landscape so much as the cloud.
This IDC research with small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and branch offices shows that well-targeted technology upgrades, coupled with a rigorous program to standardize and improve IT practices at a company's remote locations and headquarters, can deliver substantial business value and could reduce total annual IT costs in the branches by over 30%.
HP Just Right IT solutions address the networking needs of the SMB customer, no matter size or maturity level. HP OfficeConnect small business solutions provide plug-and-play wired and wireless switches with advanced features that support the needs of your growing business. HP Networking mid-market solutions, based on the HP FlexNetwork architecture, support wired and wireless networking, cloud computing, and rich-media traffic. HP also offers comprehensive network Support Services to help manage your network, mitigate risks and downtime, and increase the business value of your technology. Find out more.
Small and Medium businesses (SMBs) continue to do their part to drive the economy forward. For many of them, the job demands a fresh - or even first - look to server infrastructure. Learn how HP Gen8 Servers can help your business.
What do the new ITIL® standards mean for a small business? This view into ITIL best practices in service management shows how you can maximize the business value of your technology. With an adaptable approach, aligning IT operations with business goals to achieve desired results for customers.
Feeling overwhelmed by starting a new business? Or stuck about what to do next to grow your existing business?
We know being a business owner is no easy feat, and it can be extremely helpful to get advice from other successful entrepreneurs who have been in your shoes.
So, we partnered with CNBC’s Carol Roth and reached out to hundreds of influential small business owners and organizations that serve small businesses to offer advice and insights on what they found to help prosper their business.
In this eBook, you’ll find 80 tips and strategies regarding:
• Managing your business
• Accelerating growth
• Connecting with people
• Leveraging technology
• Marketing and selling your products or services
Download the free eBook to find out how to take your business to the next level from these experts who know a thing or two about success.
Yes, your company is a ripe target for fraud - but it doesn't have to be.
Cybercriminals love small to medium businesses, since they have more money in their bank accounts than individuals, but often lack the sophisticated technology and vigilant processes of larger organizations. Gartner estimates that more than 10 percent of small businesses have had funds stolen from their bank accounts.
This is the fourth installment of the Network Solutions® Small Business Success IndexT study first conducted in December 2008/January of 2009. For the fourth wave of the study, 500 small business ownecompliance
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
We’re living through a time where people,
organizations and societies not only rely but thrive
upon secure, simple and fast access to information.
From small businesses, startups, enterprises and
global conglomerates across all verticals; to local, state
and federal governments; to educational institutions
and nonprofits, we are continuously investing in
our employees, devices, applications, networks and
infrastructure that enable us to drive our collective
Ten years ago, business and technology leaders
catalyzed a cloud app revolution that has changed the
way organizations manage IT. However, through this
transformative shift, the core requirements of IT remain
the same. Technology leaders are responsible for
ensuring that 1) information assets remain confidential
and protected, 2) information systems are available
and operational, and 3) people are empowered and
productive with the apps and information they need.
IAM is a technology and security discipline
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Talent is the #1 concern of small and medium-sized business executives. In fact, it is keeping many of them up at night. These insomnia-inducing issues include:
• Hiring an effective workforce
• Creating competitive compensation and benefits packages
• Retaining key talent
• Providing opportunities for advancement
The answer is to invest in the technology that allows you to invest in your employees. It can help you get talent acquisition right, design the right plans for the right people, and then measure and analyze results for continuous improvement.
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Growing companies need to hire and retain great employees. Survey after survey attributes keeping the right people in the right jobs with company longevity and profitability. However, with limited resources and low brand recognition, small and medium-sized businesses find it hard to compete. And they can’t afford hiring missteps or high levels of turnover.
Therefore, you need act—now—to start adding value with every hire. Technology can help you recruit and retain the right way.
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