For small businesses, one of the most important resources is their data. Whether it's information about customers, internal sales numbers or anything else that is crucial to business, the thought of losing data can make small business owners sick.Read More >
You were working on that massive project for a major client. It had taken you the whole day to put it together, research the aspects of it, and put it into a professional, but fancy format.
Then the program crashes. For no reason at all, it just forgets all the work you did between your last save, which was a few hours ago. You cross your fingers and toes that the recovery aspect of the program works, but there is never a guarantee.
According to Lenovo, 40% of businesses are still running XP. "I have it on one machine, maybe two". This is typical of many IT environments. The danger of having a couple machines on your network running Windows XP, is that it makes your entire infrastructure vulnerable. It's a way in.
According to Gartner Research, a company that generates 1.5 million in annual revenue spends an average of $82,000 a year on IT support and technology (between three and eight percent). Although small businesses spend less than larger corporations, small and medium companies are concerned with the same primary issues as large corporations: The Cloud, Mobile Device Management, and Data Backup.