Ransomware can cost your business millions in damages — are you protected?

Is Your Financial Firm Protected Against Cyberattacks?

Cybersecurity has become a critical concern for a wide range of businesses in a wide range of industries. Tens of thousands of cyberattacks happen every single day, costing businesses hundreds of millions of dollars on an annual basis. Having said that, some lucrative businesses get targeted more, with an excellent example being financial firms.

Why Do You Need to Protect Your Financial Firm Against Cyberattacks?

Financial firms need to be well-protected against cyberattacks for a variety of reasons, including the following:

Disruption of Revenue-Earning Services

Cyberattacks are a huge threat because they disrupt a business’s revenue-earning operations. In one case, the attacker might hold the company’s systems hostage until a ransom is paid. In another case, the attacker might unleash so much malware that the organization’s systems get overwhelmed. …

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Work From Home is quickly becoming the “new norm” for companies looking to save money in a post-COVID world.

So You’ve Switched Over to Remote Work

The COVID-19 crisis has convinced a lot of companies to switch over to remote work. However, while this kind of setup has similarities with its onsite counterpart, it is very much not the same. As such, those who are new to leading remote workers might want to look up ways to make the switch over that much smoother.

What Are Some Secrets for Leading Your Remote Workers to Success?

If you are leading remote workers for the first time, here are some suggestions to keep in mind:

Cloud-Based Services

For starters, you should be using cloud-based services. This means that the software is hosted on the service provider’s own servers, with the result that the user’s computer serves as a terminal and nothing but a terminal. Something that brings a number of benefits and cost-saving measures such as automatic updates, improved security, and increased ease of scaling. …

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The coronavirus is moving fast — can your business keep up?

In December 2019, the world was abruptly exposed to a novel coronavirus commonly referred to as COVID-19. The viral infection, causing severe respiratory symptoms spread throughout China and then the world.

Now, in March 2020, entire countries are under lockdown. Average citizens are only permitted outside for essential shopping only — businesses are going bankrupt, closing temporarily, or are being forced to work remotely — the military is being deployed — the global economy is coming to a standstill.

The inconveniences of daily life are making it clear just how unprepared governments, corporations, and the world are for a major emergency. Online activities are soaring as people stay home; we are seeing massive spikes in disastrous e-learning and remote work as schools shut down and companies close their office doors to reduce the spread of the virus. …

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There are many new, technology-driven ways to cut expenses and increase profits, all while improving your company’s efficiency and growing your customer base.

Looking to Cut Your Business Expenses?

Businesses exist for the purpose of profit-making. As a result, most of them have a very natural interest in raising their revenues as well as cutting their expenses, both of which are potential paths to profit maximization. However, if businesses are looking to slash their business expenses by as much as 50 percent in 2020, they need to put some serious care and consideration into looking for proven solutions. After all, businesses can’t run their revenue-earning operations without sustaining expenses, meaning that the careless cutting of business expenses can have catastrophic consequences for their business performance.

What Are Some Proven Ways to Cut Your Business Expenses Without Hurting Your Business Performance?

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Is this your future? Image credits: Daniel Tuttle

Humanity has always striven to build efficiency through automation, and with each passing year, it’s clear that our society is putting more and more value on superior results and smaller manpower. In the modern age, automation is a controversial topic — you can walk into a McDonald’s and order food without interacting with a cashier, soon your car will be able to drive itself to its destination with nobody inside, and you can now get your medical diagnoses from an artificial intelligence system all from the comfort of your home. Careers across multiple industries that were once seen as safe are disappearing at an increasing rate. Programmers, application designers, and system administrators have usually been seen as impossible to automate. This idea was sound — how could a computer possibly code software and manage itself without human interaction? But people were more worried about how instead of the when.

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Can your business afford traditional software development? If not, no-code platforms may be your answer.

What Is a No-Code Platform?

Coding has become more important than ever before. However, it remains a specialized skill, meaning that coding is much easier said than done. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that there is considerable interest in tools that can make building applications more accessible to interested parties than otherwise possible, with an excellent example being no-code platforms.

For those who are curious, a no-code platform lets interested parties create new apps for various purposes even with either no coding knowledge or minimal coding knowledge on their part. This can sound rather unbelievable, but it is nonetheless something that has come into existence in recent times. …

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Is your business fully taking advantage of the internet and globalization?

Do You Need a Business Website?

If you are running a small or medium-sized website, you might assume that you don’t need a business website. However, websites can offer incredible marketing opportunities, meaning that it would be a real shame to pass up on them without giving them due consideration.

What Are 3 Ways that a Business Website Can Help Small and Medium-Sized Businesses?

Here are 3 ways that a business website can help even small and medium-sized businesses:

Boost to Credibility

Much of marketing is based on creating an image of professional reliability. Nowadays, consumers have come to expect even small and medium-sized businesses to have websites of their own, meaning that those that don’t tend to fall in their regard. This is critical because you can’t actually sell people on your products and services unless you can overcome their initial reluctance to listen to your marketing, which is why an image of professional reliability can prove to be very useful. …


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Hartmann Industries assists companies all around the world by increasing their efficiency and productivity with a range of custom software and IT solutions.

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