As more and more businesses and products are developed that exist solely online, the concept of digital rights management is gaining importance. Digital technologies and creations may not be susceptible to physical theft, but they can still be stolen online with equally devastating consequences. At best, this may result in a company losing the competitive edge in an industry. At worst, such theft may lead to the exposure of sensitive data such as consumer information or trade secrets.
There’s a new storm brewing on the horizon of information technology: the rise of shadow IT facilitated by the cloud. Almost every company has it, and many IT departments are aware of that fact. However, it’s remained an obscure and somewhat mystifying concept. Relatively few professionals have understood the implications of the problem, let alone the magnitude of it. Until now.
A lot of businesses incorrectly assume that there are only two choices when it comes to managing their IT needs: in-house IT services or managed IT services from a third-party. The truth is that both solutions can be combined to provide a comprehensive and complete IT security solution for businesses of all sizes. With managed IT services, businesses can get the support they need while still having the benefit and convenience of on-site, in-house IT staff.
It is more and more common to see businesses setting targets that are not only based on sales numbers, client attraction, or employee retention. While those targets are all still important, many businesses are considering sustainability targets as well.
Like almost any industry today, the financial industry is affected by ever-changing technology, which provides great advantages but also new challenges. For example, it allows financial advisors to connect with customers in ways that would have never been possible before. Conversely, technology can introduce IT security issues or compliance concerns. Balancing this potential for using technology with the realities of cybersecurity can be a challenge.
People working in the medical profession have some of the most intensive privacy regulations they must follow when it comes to patient information and data. HIPAA clearly defines the rights of patients and responsibilities of healthcare professionals when it comes to sensitive personal information. Of course, this makes complete sense as a person’s medical history is often their most private and sensitive information.
If your office is like most, it’s responsible for greater and greater demands every year. Your company’s ability to continue growing largely depends on your office’s ability to keep up.
There are two kinds of offices in the world – frenzied, chaotic places and serene, productive work environments. One of the most important factors that determines which path an office goes down is efficiency.
Efficiency comes in many forms. An efficient office is a clean office, for example. Otherwise, employees would be unable to quickly find the tools and documents they need to complete tasks.