|Continuity plans - 5 reasons to have one|
Operating a business is never easy. There is always something that threatens your business, and many disasters are simply beyond your control. These disasters are a part of business, and owners need to be prepared for almost anything. For many companies, the only way to prepare for adverse times is by developing a Business Continuity Plan.
Some companies are hesitant to adopt a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) because of the perceived costs and complexity involved. We won’t deny that plans are usually on the complex side, but there are good reasons as to why your company should adopt one. Here’s five.
1. Your business will be seen as more valuable
3. Potentially lower insurance premiums
4. More efficient communication
A BCP also fosters communication plans during disasters, both within the organization – most employees have a role, and will need to work together to pull through – and outside – customers, suppliers and other stakeholders will be contacting you. If your employees know how to communicate what needs to be done, effects of the disaster will be minimized.
If you are looking to implement a business continuity plan, or improve on an already existing one, please contact us today. We may have a solution for you.
|Site tracks changes to Terms of Service|
One of the more popular debates about the Internet is who exactly owns your data and information when it goes online? Most of the information regarding this is held in the Terms of Service, which most people click and agree to without reading. The interesting thing about this is that web oriented companies usually update their policies on regular basis and often introduce changes you may not be aware of. With so many websites, it can be a chore to keep track of all these changes, luckily there is an online database that makes this easy.
|Take steps to secure online info|
Think of the everyday usual precautions you take. When you get into a car, you put on your seatbelt; when you leave the house, you lock the door, the list goes on and on. Yet, when it comes to online security, most people are content with a virus scanner, and do little about securing their personal data stored online. Why is this? If a grocery store clerk asks for your home address and phone number, you’d likely ask why they need it. Online however, we usually provide it without a second thought. Instead, we should be proactive taking steps to protect our personal information.
|Easily put graphs in your presentation|
Presentations containing charts and graphs are a part of every business – some managers give presentations on a daily or weekly basis, while others do it once in a blue moon. The tool most business owners use to create and deliver presentations is Microsoft’s PowerPoint. While PowerPoint is great, it isn’t exactly easy to put a chart or graph into any presentation, or is it?
|Virtualization of smartphones. Is it real?|
There are numerous tech buzzwords that surface each year, one of the more common in the past couple of years is virtualization. Being able to take physical systems and replace with a cheaper, often more efficient, virtual version, is something many businesses appreciate. Up to this point, most solutions have focused on desktops and servers. We predict that the next gadget to virtualize will be the smartphone.