Many companies have extremely loyal relationships with their IT solutions providers, which is great. However, they often don’t think about what life would be like without this provider. In the 22 years that we’ve been in business, too often we’ve seen a company come to a standstill because they lost their software support provider. This could be due to someone who relocates, has opted to do something else, retires or can no longer handle the workload. It can also happen when a company engages with a company who does not have the depth of support, or who may get bought out by another organization. What’s even worse than losing your support, is not having another support channel to go to.
Ransomware malware has become very prevalent in today’s cybersecurity landscape, but that doesn’t mean small businesses are protecting themselves from a potential ransomware attack or even know it’s a possibility. Often, users recognize a ransomware threat after it’s too late. According to the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, 23 percent of businesses that receive phishing emails open them, and 11 percent click on the attachment.
Employees can be one of your biggest business security risks. There is no foolproof prevention method for human error, and this is why employee mistakes are one of the most common causes of a security breach. So what can you do to prevent it? Well at the very least you need to include policies in your employee handbook, and ensure your employee reads through it and signs off on agreeing to follow them. Having measures in place drastically reduces the chances of a security breach. Here are four areas to keep in mind when developing your own.
If you’ve s been using QuickBooks for your business, you know it’s a great entry-level accounting solution. However, as your business grows, QuickBooks may not be able to keep up. There are signs you've hit your limits with your current systems and when those start to occur, its likely your future growth will be held back until you step up to a more comprehensive business management solution. In a series of blogs over the next few months, we’ll go over the different signs.
Business Email Compromise: Scams that trick executives, employees, and clients into transferring company funds to a criminal accounts.
There are numerous types of malware out there, but one really bad one is ransomware. While this destructive software has been around for a while, a newer, more dangerous upgrade called Chimera was recently discovered.
It wasn’t too long ago that general ledgers and other financial data were kept by hand in notebooks or in simple spreadsheets on the computer. Basic accounting software soon followed, much to the pleasure of accounting departments everywhere. QuickBooks was among the leaders to capture the accounting software marketplace and is used by many small businesses today. While QuickBooks is great entry-level accounting software, it has its limitations and these limitations may now be hindering your overall business efficiency, profitability and growth.
If you're considering transitioning your business to the cloud, have you considered the security of the platform? While providers would like us to believe that the friendly fluffy cloud image used to market the service means it is automatically secure, the truth is that the reality is far different. Just ask one of the nearly seven million Dropbox users who had their accounts hacked. This is not meant to scare you, but only to make you aware that having secure cloud measures needs to be taken seriously – especially if you're a business owner. To help you take the correct precautionary measures as you transition to the cloud, we've put together a list of actions you can take to ensure cloud security.
When you started your business, everyone was probably working in the same room – or at least the same building. Collaboration was a given, and communication didn’t need much support. As your business grows, a more dispersed workforce needs help to keep them connected. Dynamics NAV can provide the foundation to share the information across departments that keeps employees working in synch.
FILESTREAM is a great feature of SQL Server. It alleviates some of th eproblems of storing large unstructured data files such as documents, PDFs, and images, (BLOBs) in a structured database. It is very easy to enable FILESTREAM on a database/table when you are creating them. Most of us, however, get to inherit these things and then are then told to "fix it."
When initially presented with the problem, I searched the Internet for a solution and could not find something that is complete, so after a lot of tinkering with different things found online, and some help from a colleague, I came up with these steps to follow to enable FILESTREAM on an existing database and then convert an existing BLOB table into a FILESTREAM table.
There are three steps needed to enable FILESTREAM on the database. You need to turn on the FILESTREAM feature on the instance, turn on the feature on the database, and then let the database know where to store the data on the file system