Performance appraisal reveals employee abilities. A development plan should follow naturally from that. The process, especially for SMBs or fast-growth companies, can be especially challenging. Understanding those challenges will lead to better results.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting
individuals and businesses.
Ransomware attacks are pervasive. More than 4,000 ransomware attacks happen every day, and the volume of attacks is increasing at a rate of 300 percent annually. According to an IDT911 study, 84 percent of small and midsize businesses will not meet or report ransomware demands.
No one is safe from ransomware, as it attacks enterprises and SMBs, government agencies, and individuals indiscriminately. While ransomware demands more than doubled in 2016 to $679 from $294 in 2015, the cost of remediating the damage and lost productivity is many multiples higher.
Human resource outsourcing is a complex industry with a broad spectrum of products and services that can be bundled or delivered a la carte. This paper identifies the complexities and potential risks for small businesses considering outsourcing HR.
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Feb 17, 2016
In this study, we begin with a brief overview of current SMB requirements and challenges. Next we examine how the cost and operational benefits delivered by cloud-based business application solutions have propelled these solutions into mainstream business and technology practices.
Wherever an organization is in the world today, it relies on IT in its quest to drive revenues, improve profit margins, and service customers. Yet most small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and government agencies select IT infrastructure solutions that drive higher costs and limit the business' ability to respond to changes in the marketplace. This is driven by perceptions that many IT executives running Linux and open source applications have regarding server platforms. Specifically, they erroneously believe that their best option is to execute the applications either on standalone or virtualized on x86 servers. RFG finds that there are 10 compelling reasons why an IBM LinuxONE solution is superior to an x86 one, including the fact that LinuxONE is a better, more economical choice.
Wherever an organization is in the world today, it relies on IT in its quest to drive revenues,
improve profit margins, and service customers. Yet most small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs)
and government agencies select IT infrastructure solutions that drive higher costs and limit the
business' ability to respond to changes in the marketplace. This is driven by perceptions that
many IT executives running Linux and open source applications have regarding server platforms.
A virtualized data center is a more nimble, responsive, and efficient data center. This report discusses the trend towards x86 virtualization and customer benefits, and examines how (in defiance of conventional wisdom) SMB customers have been embracing – and benefiting from – x86 virtualization at about the same rate as larger enterprises.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Cyber attacks are growing more sophisticated and, more often than not, target small and midsize businesses (SMBs). One unlucky click - a malicious email attachment, a link to a legitimate but compromised website - could result in a costly data breach that drains your bank account and customer trust.
This paper explains targeted attacks and examines reasons cyber attackers are aiming at small and midsize businesses, including:
Value of your data;
Low risk and high returns for criminals;
Why SMBs are easier targets.
Join Mitel and industry experts on this webcast and learn how Mitel is helping SMBs deliver a seamless experience for their mobile customers through cloud. Topics to be covered in this event:
Why today’s technology fails to deliver the experience you want for your customers
What you should expect and receive from your cloud communication provider now and in the future
The impact of the mobile consumer on small and medium business customer engagement strategies
How consumer expectations have changed the workforce
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
We know that flash storage can provide significant benefits and deliver needed agility for large businesses, but what about medium-sized businesses (MMB = 500 to 999 employees)?
IBM asked Forrester Consulting to look into adoption and use of flash storage technologies by mid-market organizations. A snapshot survey of 106 IT professionals found the following:
› MMBs are actively adopting flash storage
› Flash is exceeding expectations regarding cloud management, flexibility and security
› A majority of respondents expect to continue their investments, with almost half aspiring to an all-flash storage environment.
To learn more download this report.
Integrated talent management is not exclusively for enterprises. For SMBs, it can be a business accelerator, driving more efficiencies and increasing employee retention. Are you ready to take advantage? Get your report now, compliments of SuccessFactors.
Technologies can streamline an existing process (often paper-based in small to medium-size businesses), making the process faster, reviews more effective, goals much clearer, and results easier to track. Leverage more efficient and effective performance and goal management processes in your small to medium-size business by following these FIVE steps.
Gaining efficiencies is a top priority for HR professionals. But how can HR make compensation management more efficient when flexibility seems nonexistent. Follow these FIVE recommendations to increase efficiencies and effectiveness of compensation management for your small to medium-size businesses.
Start by managing all of your core HR data in the cloud, then open up a full 360-degree view of your employees with integration from talent management and third party-solutions. Follow these FIVE recommendations to streamline processes and increase efficiencies with SuccessFactors Employee Central.
Every small and medium-size business needs to map out a comprehensive talent strategy. You can help your company avoid roadblocks by reading the SuccessFactors white paper “Steer your business to handle change by creating the right road map for your talent journey.” Understand how you can navigate major changes such as growth, expansion, efficiency and innovation. Download the white paper and navigate the path to success.
Hire better people and drive the best business results. With SuccessFactors Recruiting Management for small to medium-size business, you can find and acquire the high-quality candidates you need, faster and with less expense. Best of all, you can integrate your employee recruiting processes into your overall talent management strategy. Download SuccessFactors' white paper, 'How to Source and Select the Best Hires for Small to Medium-Size Businesses' to learn more about sourcing and selecting the best candidate.
Published By: Xangati
Published Date: Feb 04, 2016
MBSI was providing approximately 800 virtual desktops to their employees using VMware Horizon with View and 8 VMware ESXi hosts and they were running an additional 140 virtual servers using 5 VMware ESXi hosts – all on a Tegile Hybrid SAN.
“It was shortly after we converted from ICD-9 diagnosis codes to ICD-10 codes that performance for the VDI desktops began to suffer noticeably,” explained Shawn Wood, Assistant Manager of Systems Administration, MBSI. “We have relied on Xangati for a number of years now to help us quickly see where bottlenecks are in a short period of time. It's an important part of maintaining the integrity of our infrastructure.”
Read more to learn how Xangati helped MBSI address this problem.
Published By: Uberall
Published Date: Jan 24, 2019
Offering a holistic suite of location marketing services can be a huge
differentiator for your business. After all, the primary metric of success for
most SMBs and SMEs is how many customers you can get through their
doors. Having a strong location marketing game is critical to both delighting
them and growing your own business.