Since the start of the 21st century, technology has been growing exponentially. As stated in Tom Friedman’s book The World is Flat, technology makes the world a smaller place and levels the playing field in terms of commerce and industry. With new businesses rising every minute, the need for technological growth and security doubles in speed. To keep up with today’s industry, you must keep your technology up to date. Falling out of the loop may be gravely consequential to your business. So, how is a small business owner supposed to know how to protect company data? No matter what your business is, or how big or small it is, you need to have a well laid out plan to ensure the security of your information assets.
Security is Not a Dirty Word!
Don’t think you have anything to protect? You might want to think that over. The value of every business is in its data. Data such as product information, designs, plans, patent applications, financial information, customer’s information, and more. As the number of businesses continue to grow, the competition gets tighter and tighter. But don’t forget, that only means that the number of hackers and intruders trying to get a piece of the pie also grows. Protecting your data means protecting its confidentiality, integrity and availability. Failure to protect these aspects will lead to business loss and the loss of the company’s goodwill, and may even lead to legal liability.
So how can you protect your data, ensure your technology is up to date, keep up with the competition, at the same time cater to your consumer’s needs and wants? Three words: Managed Service Provider. Hotline IT isn’t just another one of the thousands managed service providers. Hotline IT goes beyond managed service. ARN Magazine by IDG recognizes this and has interviewed Hotline IT’s CEO, Michelle Joosse in February’s edition. Read the full interview and find out how to protect company data by clicking here.