VoIP, also known as IP Telephony, is one of the most promising Internet technologies for business today. The legacy private branch exchange (PBX) systems of yore are no longer competitive in terms of features, flexibility or pricing; such is not the case with VoIP services, which is poised to evolve substantially in the near future.
It is vitally important that you protect your computer and all the information on it to prevent identity theft. By hacking into your computer’s stored information, a thief can gain access to your banking account numbers and passwords in order to steal money. In addition, some hackers are trying to find information about your credit cards to use the numbers to order merchandise. Here are a few tips to protect the information on a computer.
One of worst things that could happen to your company is to find out that an employee, customer or vendor was the victim of identity theft. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to reduce or eliminate the chance that identity theft occurs. What are some of these steps that you should consider?
Information technology plays an intimate role in how your business functions. From email communications among employees to processing payments, telephone systems, and data storage, there is not much within your business that functions without being connected to a laptop, wireless device or desktop computer. Knowing this, what are you prepared to do when the information technology upon which you rely stops working?
In tough economic times, your natural reaction may be to cut all the non-essential costs to stay lean and competitive. However, some of the costs that you may deem to be non-essential may be the difference between a thriving company and a vulnerable one when good times come back. Why is your IT budget one that you never want to slash?
If you own a computer, a smartphone or a tablet, you know how much information is contained on those mobile devices. Your credit card numbers, social media passwords and even the password to your email account could all provide access to a treasure trove of data to anyone who gains access to them. Therefore, it is important that you take device security seriously. What are some easy steps that you can take to keep your devices secured?
A disaster can occur at any time. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have a disaster recovery plan before it happens. While you don’t know when a flood could wipe out a server room or when a virus could steal your data, being prepared can help you limit potential damage and get your company up and running quickly.
No matter how large or small your company is, it is critical that you have a network monitoring system in place. If you do run a small business, you need to make sure that your customer information, product information and other intellectual property does not fall into the wrong hands. If it does, it could mean the beginning of serious legal issues and the end of your company.
Over the past few years, it has become popular to link a variety of handheld and household devices to network servers. For instance, your thermostat can use a WiFi connection to send and receive data and adjust itself based on what it learns. Your car, your watch and your headphones are also becoming smarter as technology improves and people express a desire to stay connected. How can an organization maintain secure connections as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve?
While larger companies can afford office space or manufacturing plants, a small business owner may need to operate out of his or her own home office. Although a small business may not have the same financial resources as a larger business does, it can still compete by using VoIP technology. How can VoIP level the playing field?