Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) are increasingly relying upon web-based applications and web-enabled services for running their business. Applications such as CRM, e-commerce transactions and other web-enabled applications are accessed both locally and remotely from outside the business facilities. These web-based applications are vulnerable to attacks from viruses, intrusions, and denial of service (DoS) attacks, as traffic comes into the network through various ports and firewalls without being inspected.
No matter the size of the business, technology plays a critical role in its financial success. At the most basic level, companies have to deal with desktop and laptop computers for all their employees, e-mail, access to the Internet, Blackberries, and other kinds of on-site and remote devices. Add networking issues like viruses, spam and bandwidth utilization, and suddenly, this effort becomes a major challenge to anyone operating a small or mid-sized business (SMBs) with limited resources and a limited budget.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Jul 30, 2013
Marketing Automation is technology that allows you to nurture leads through automated campaigns. Because marketing automation uses email as one of its methods for engaging customers, we are often asked, “What is the difference between Marketing Automation and Email Marketing?” For small businesses, marketing automation is a tool to take your marketing to the next level while saving your organization’s resources in the long run. Marketing automation builds upon your email marketing strategies to produce superior results. In this paper, we’d like to show you what marketing automation can do for you and help you decide if your organization is ready to graduate to a marketing automation solution.
Published By: Webroot UK
Published Date: Aug 07, 2013
Mobility is one of the driving factors for all business and IT initiatives. IDC has characterized it as one of the four pillars of computing’s next dominant platform, along with social media, Big Data and cloud services. Mobility has the potential to dramatically enhance business agility, improve employee productivity and enable major shifts in the way individuals and businesses approach work.
When it comes to acquiring business intelligence (BI) capabilities, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have traditionally been at a disadvantage. Here are 10 ways for them to capture value from their data.
For small and midsize businesses, the new VMware vSphere 4.1 delivers higher efficiency, greater agility and more freedom of choice than ever before, making it easier than ever to optimize existing assets and get always-on IT with comprehensive, cost-effective backup and recovery.
This solution brief explains how to establish an infrastructure that simplifies, integrates, and automates it all - allowing the Small and midsize businesses to shift the budget to business innovations.
Learn how one unified storage system can meet all the needs of your small business while it continues to grow and see how a better storage system will help your organization expand as you collect more data.
Published By: VISANOW
Published Date: Feb 10, 2016
This paper explores why the visa immigration process is ripe for disruption and how integrating—not replacing—legal experience with technology can help human resources play a leading role in helping their companies innovate and grow.
Recent high-profile data breaches and numerous waves of widely publicised internet
attacks have made everyone nervous about security. Families, small businesses and
other organisations are struggling to figure out how to protect themselves.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) around the world are major drivers of today’s economic growth, representing over 90% of the business population, 60%–70% of employment, and 55% of GDP in developed economies.Their leaders are hard-working, passionate entrepreneurs who face unique challenges, which change and evolve as their businesses grow.
This report examines the obstacles SMBs encounter on the road to success, offering insights on the decision-making and actions of business leaders who run them.
WD Music is a one-of-a-kind company, but their path to growth was blocked by a problem faced by thousands of small and
mid-sized businesses: their precious capital was tied up in a long cash-conversion cycle. WD Music had to pay suppliers in-full
for guitar parts, then wait weeks or months to recoup the cash from customer sales. This left them without the working capital
to buy more inventory, fulfill more orders and create a healthier, more profitable business. One day, Larry Davis, Vice President
of WD Music, was speaking with Greg Kleehammer, from UPS Capital®. Kleehammer asked a simple question: “What if you could
take one of your company’s biggest assets — your in-transit inventory — and turn it into working capital?” That’s how WD Music
discovered an alternative-financing solution that opened the door to more growth, more prosperity and a lot less stress.