Running a business pulls you in a million directions at once.
Understandably, your boss and/or company management won't always be aware of pressing tech security issues. Unfortunately, that blind spot can cost your business. There are surefire signs of an impending tech security disaster. If you notice any of the below items are true for your company, it's time to bring the boss in and let him or her know that something needs to be addressed.
Your boss will be grateful to be looped in and able to take action before any of these tech security issues become crises:Read More
Banks face an ever-increasing set of industry and government regulations.
Banking technology requirements can be challenging to keep track of and keep up with. Most small to midsize regional banks don't have the staff necessary to cover all that ground.Read More
If you've been putting your business technology needs on the back burner, chances are, you'll hear some hard truths when you do decide to call on a computer consultant or IT business partner to assess your company.
For a long time, businesses were able to sneak by without strong IT infrastructure and policies. Those days are over and they're not coming back. Businesses are more reliant than ever on technology and that comes with the responsibility of building a sensible and secure strategy around it.Read More
Q: What does technology have in common with Major League legend Sandy Koufax?
A: They both throw fearsome curveballs.
In Koufax's case, it terrorized hitters and got him enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
The curveballs technology throws at businesses can be just as terrifying, but won't end in celebration. In fact, technology can be so unpredictable, it's almost impossible to budget for accurately. That can leave a business in a lurch - either spending over budget or going without critical technology (equipment, personnel, or otherwise). Both of those options are best avoided.
To more easily and accurately budget for annual technology needs, businesses should consider a managed services provider. Using an MSP is the perfect way to know - from the start - what your technology expenditures will look like and what costs might occur should you need a greater scope of services than you initially signed on for. Either way, you'll have a much better idea of your technology budget and you'll have more peace of mind throughout the year.Read More
Financial and banking regulations increase every year. It's important to be prepared for what your bank will be tested for during FDIC exams.
Banks hold onto important data and are responsible to their customers to keep that data secure. State and Federal regulations are designed to hold banks accountable to that responsibility. But, bank exams can be challenging. Banking is a multi-faceted, fast-paced business. For small to mid-size banks, it can be difficult to find the resources to dedicate to banking compliance and exams. Because of that strain, many banks depend on tech support for bank exams and compliance.Read More