Notes from the Team: 4 Ways to Make Your Business More Efficient
All businesses are looking for ways to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible. Here are four factors to consider from a technology point of view:
- Standardize the IT hardware and software that is used by your staff. Benefits:
> Reduce the burden on your IT staff (whether it’s in-house or outsourced) and simplify troubleshooting and support skills needed.
> Avoid compatibility problems.
> Improve communication. It’s a lot easier for IT staff to communicate with employees if there’s a standard within the organization.
- Create a document management strategy for your processes, environment, policies, backups and disaster recovery plan. Having one:
> Improves access to information.
> Reduces operating costs.
> Diminishes litigation risk.
> Protects critical information.
Not having a document management strategy puts your organization at an unnecessary risk and decreases overall efficiency.
- Automate processes and workflows by using apps and technologies that fit your business needs. Enabling certain processes to run on their own cuts down on company time, money and frustrations.
- Outsource your weaknesses, for example, IT, accounting, HR.
> Identify great partners that you can trust to help you plan, implement and support your business as it grows.
> Use Gig Economy services* for short-term specific needs, like Task Rabbit.
*A gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.
The Importance of Protecting Your Cell Phone Number
It’s easier than you think for hackers to steal your cell phone number, and when they do, they become you. They can start hijacking your accounts one by one by having a password reset sent to your phone, trick automated systems like your bank, break into your work email and documents and expose your employer to data theft. Just think about every site and service that has your phone number!
Read the whole TechCrunch article and learn how to protect your cell phone number.
Work with Us! We’re Hiring an IT Support Specialist/Field Technician
We’re kind of fun to work with! Do you know someone who would like to join our great team? We’re looking for a person who is…
> passionate about technology and helping companies implement IT solutions that drive growth for their businesses.
> a team player and a great communicator.
> want to work at a company that’s driven by a true commitment to their clients and a touch of the Aloha spirit.
We’re working with Kimberly Lucas at Goldstone Partners to find a candidate to join our team. Click to learn more about the position!
What is a security risk assessment?
A security risk assessment is a way to view an entire organization’s information systems from an attacker’s point of view, and identify defects and vulnerabilities. You can then implement security systems to protect all entities of the organization.
Does your business need a security risk assessment? Contact us with questions and concerns.
Do Something Out of the Ordinary Today!
Challenge yourself to do something out of the ordinary! Allow yourself to step out of your regular patterns and see what it does for creativity, productivity, well-being and happiness.
“If something that you’re doing doesn’t challenge you, then it doesn’t change you.”