Technologies to boost business productivity

Technologies to boost business productivity

Productivity-boosting technologies you can use today

When it comes to technology, most of the talk is about tomorrow. But the truth is, many of the tools you need are here today. Using technology efficiently can boost business productivity in spades and most of it, surprisingly, is more convenient, collaborative and affordable than the clunky old systems of yesterday.

Let’s start with the granddaddy of all – productivity boosters.

Increase your productivity

Sprout Pro maximises your productivity by removing barriers at key stages of your workflow. By combining 3D capture of real-world objects with simple yet powerful editing tools, Sprout Pro lets you quickly and easily bring your ideas to life. Sprout Pro includes a new high performance processor and memory technologies, Windows 10 Pro, basic manageability and security features and comes with a 3 year commercial warranty.

How to develop a backup storage plan for your business

How to develop a backup storage plan for your business

With storage cheap and plentiful, SMBs process more data than ever before. It also means that loss of such data can hit the business hard in the hip pocket. So it's worth devising a solid data backup strategy for your business.

Many smaller businesses skimp on their data backup, considering it too expensive or time-consuming. But with events like hardware failure, natural disasters, malicious software and ordinary human error waiting to decimate your data, it's not a matter of if it happens but when. In short, backup is your digital insurance policy. Here are some tips on how to get your data backups in order.

Want to Cry? 7 IT security risks businesses cannot ignore

Want to Cry? 7 IT security risks businesses cannot ignore

Cybersecurity threats are often associated with larger corporates and multinationals. But the truth is that – as with the recent WannaCry ransomware virus – businesses of any size are at risk.

Unfortunately, many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) don't take the threat seriously, or they don't have the resources to manage them. This makes them ill-prepared to safeguard against an attack, and vulnerable to having their operations disrupted. A 2012 study in the US found that 60 per cent of SMBs go out of business within six months of a breach.

Ransomware does not have to succeed

Ransomware does not have to succeed

WannaCry ransomware made global headlines recently as it infiltrated thousands of SMBs as well as larger operations like telcos, schools and hospitals, including some large-scale victims like the UK’s National Health Service.

Be assured, this is not the first ransomware infection of its kind, and it won’t be the last. For most businesses, the question isn’t if they will be hit, but when. Cybercriminals are constantly releasing new variants with modified code that look to exploit fresh loopholes, so the ransomware threat will remain persistent.