All businesses need to make split-second decisions using the most recent data available. The ability to process data at lightning speed in most industries typically results in financial gain and market advantage. The stakes are higher in healthcare.
The number of natural disasters is on the rise worldwide, dominating news cycles and increasing anxiety within the vulnerable communities involved. Each year, we experience more powerful hurricanes, massive wildfires and damaging tornadoes—all of which hit with some degree of unpredictability.
Does your Internet connection seem to be slowing down? Are your employees frustrated that their connection “can’t keep up?” It may be time for an upgrade. Let’s look at Internet speed and bandwidth, the factors that affect them and how to choose business Internet that’s best for your company.
When people buy from a small business they directly improve someone’s life. You and your employees know that, but do your customers realize the positive impact they make?
Whether you’re planning something special for a Customer Appreciation Month or just looking for a way to give back, there are simple ways to thank your customers and reward their loyalty.
A project budget is part of a comprehensive project management plan – a tool for seeing a project from initiation to completion. Project budgeting is the process of determining the total amount of money available for a project and assigning estimated dollar amounts to line items, and then managing costs throughout every phase.
When it comes to managing computer systems, whether in an office environment, on a campus or in an enterprise data center, there's a long list of tools and technologies SysAdmins need to master. There are numerous certifications can help validate knowledge and skills in those areas.
Computer users today are challenged by site and program requirements to use strong and unique passwords across platforms to ward off hackers. But remembering a plethora of passwords can become nearly impossible. A password manager, sometimes referred to as a password vault, is a software application that stores and organizes login credentials – usernames and passwords – logging users in automatically to websites.
Two-factor authentication provides a straightforward way to increase the security of online systems and resources, and implementing the technology requires cultural as well as technical change. This HEISC paper highlights best practices shared by information security professionals who have implemented 2FA to increase security at their institutions.
This course is intended for anyone who wants to better understand application programming interface (API) management strategy. In three lessons, we’ll define APIs, describe their importance to government and explain why agencies should leverage a management strategy for APIs. Then, we will outline the necessary components you need to create an effective API management strategy.
Many small businesses have a single Internet connection shared by everyone in the company. It makes sense from a cost perspective. But that means every device that accesses the Internet—computers, point-of-sale systems, smartphones, tablets and so on—uses part of the bandwidth. Because a single connection has only so much bandwidth, everything slows down as the load increases.
Starting a small business can be an exhilarating and creative venture. The idea of creating products or providing services that people want, and come back for time and again, is pretty heady stuff. Regardless of industry or market, every business must follow standard steps to get off the ground properly. If you’ve got a great idea for a business, here’s how to act on it.
Creating and maintaining a budget is an essential small business task, but much like personal life, it is something that’s not done routinely. Proper budgeting is big-picture money management; it can help you stay on track or help you grow. Creating a small business budget can be easy or complex depending on the amount of detail you want to include. Either way, commit to making it part of your routine.
Whether you’ve overestimated income or underestimated expenses, the red lights are flashing, and horns are sounding. It’s a rotten place to be in, but it’s not necessarily the end of your business. The first step is to act.
Hurricane season in the U.S. is June through November. And wildfires that spread across thousands of acres and swallow everything in their path make the headlines regularly.
A solid business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plan provides a roadmap for handling business issues during all types of disasters. It doesn’t always take a major hurricane or a wildfire to put a BCDR plan into action.
Enough cannot be said of the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) planning. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than 40% of businesses never reopen after a disaster. And only 29% are still operating after two years. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security that it won’t happen to you.