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Grant M | 12 Jun 2013 | 1 comment

Most people are familiar with the concept of hidden costs. From building a house to getting a pet, there are always unanticipated expenses beyond the purchase price. Migrating to the cloud is no different. With 88 percent of SMBs now at least discussing cloud services, you’re probably well aware of all the benefits: speed, flexibility and the cost savings of a subscription model. But, we’ve found that many SMBs don’t always follow best practices when moving to the cloud and can end up taking on hidden costs, which counter many of these benefits or remove them completely.

Symantec’s recent report, Avoiding the Hidden Costs of the Cloud looks at some of the unforeseen costs SMBs have experienced in cloud deployments. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the relevant findings:

  • 7 in 10 SMBs have experienced rogue (unapproved by owner or IT...
Chris Halcon | 27 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

By Scott Anthony, owner of iFocus Solutions Corporation

When it comes to integrating new technology in their business, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can be nimble because there’s less red tape – that’s why you’ll frequently find the latest tablet on the owner’s desk. But, when it comes to the cloud, SMBs have approached the technology with some hesitation.  However, we are now seeing more and more SMBs embracing cloud and enjoying its benefits. They’ve already begun to use the cloud for storage and backups, and soon we’re going to see an increasing amount of SMBs moving to cloud-based security, while others that prefer on-premise protection today will begin to craft a plan to move to the cloud in time. Fortunately, there’s one solution that will keep their information safe in either environment: Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013.

Everyone working in an SMB can see how...

Chris Halcon | 19 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

The holidays are right around the corner and as the owner of a small business, you most likely rely on online sales and interactions to drive growth and exposure for your company. That being the case, it’s more important than ever that you take steps to make sure your website is ready to handle increased online shopping. You can start preparing for the holiday shopping season by reviewing our 10 Tip to Keep Your Business Website Safe infographic.

The growing frequency and severity of cyber attacks puts online data and transactions increasingly at risk. One of the best ways you can protect your business and your customers is by protecting your site with strong authentication and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates (basically, ensuring that people who access your site really are who they say they are).Unfortunately, like many SMBs, you may have limited resources, which in turn means limited or no...