Amazon Alexa may be the darling of household technologies at the moment, but the implications for business are no less dramatic. AI is driving text-to-speech and the inverse, as well as image recognition. Cousins to Alexa, Amazon Rekognition and Lex are accelerating development in the AI space and it’s coming to businesses with real-time functionality and an affordable price point.
Browsers have a pretty short lifecycle, but they are often one of the most vulnerable points of your technology solution if not updated regularly. What’s in use in your office right now? IE8 or 9? At the start of 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10 for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. When it comes to browser versions, there are two main concerns for small and medium businesses:
Disaster planning and recovery is a critical exercise for every company. In addition to the safety of your employees and the protection of your physical space, with technology at the core of most businesses, planning for emergencies and recovery is a crucial, ongoing need.
A recent survey by Concur revealed that sixty percent of small and medium businesses still keep important files in a filing cabinet. If that’s you, we need to talk. Your staff may absolutely rock the filing system you have, but it’s putting your business at risk.
More than half of employees report using mobile devices, either employer-provided or personal for work purposes. There is no doubt that portability and connectivity play a huge role in small and medium business development opportunities. It can be incredibly efficient, but it also can be risky as employers across the country report that their biggest security concerns is mobile technology.
The NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses) releases a monthly Small Business Optimism Index every month. It’s a data-packed report that has showed a very strong run since last November.
Topics: Small Business