Small businesses have become more vulnerable to cybercrime than large corporations in recent years and are reportedly attacked more than 7 million times per year, costing the UK economy an estimated £5.26 Billion.
How do you know if your business is safe?
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a risk-based compilation of guidelines, designed to help a business assess current capabilities and draft a prioritised roadmap towards improved cybersecurity practices.
More and more small businesses are adopting a Hosted Voice platform to secure themselves a future-proof communications system to face the constant changes and requirements in business communications. This is partly due to traditional telephony systems limiting a small business to one-to-one voice calls, costly call tariffs and expensive hardware maintenance.
Hosted Voice, is designed to provide a fully unified communications solution and can be completely adapted to suit small business needs. The platform allows you to organise conference calls and video calls, make calls over your internet connection and have an always up-to-date system easily.
Over 100,000 businesses join a hosted platform every month, but what’s all the fuss about?
Hosted Voice is designed to replace traditional telephony systems with a much more efficient and cheaper alternative. Built with a seamless flow of instant messaging, video and voice functions, the platform delivers a fully featured, unified communications solution for your business.
The platform allows a small business to break free from costs associated with their current telephony system and could make call tariffs up to 75% cheaper.
Do you find yourself underestimating or overestimating your resource usage?
It’s almost impossible for a small business to predict exactly how much resource they will need during a certain amount of time. However, it is possible to make sure that you will always have resource available to you when you use more than your committed amount.
The solution? Burstable Cloud Hosting.
In a world where no one seems to have enough time, it comes as a surprise that more businesses don’t embrace flexible working, especially when 43% of employees say they would choose flexibility over a pay raise.
Adopting a flexible working policy has also led 75% of businesses worldwide to increase both their profits and productivity.
The progress of cloud computing in recent years has resulted in a major advantage and opportunity for businesses of all sizes, especially SME's, to design, build, test, deploy and manage applications, platforms and infrastructure in completely new ways. The impact of the introduction of cloud on traditional IT can be confusing and convoluted.
SME's should be looking to compliment traditional on-premise IT with cloud enablement via lifecycle management; where the appropriate balance of managed on-premise, dedicated and multi-tenant hosted cloud services is achieved to support their business. For each organisation, the mix of computing models will continue to evolve as the business application requirements change and new services become available in the market.