Here are the top 5 technology mistakes many small businesses make and what you can do to avoid them.
Since opening our doors in 2004, we’ve helped thousands small-medium sized businesses (SMBs) achieve great things with the help of technology. In like manner, we’ve witnessed companies make poor technology decisions that ultimately led to their demise. Investing in right technology is a challenge (particularly for SMBs) because it’s expensive and it moves at warp speed. Whether you’re a startup or an established business on the verge of making a significant IT investment, here are 5 mistakes you should avoid.
1. They don’t take cybersecurity seriously
Too many small businesses think that because they are small, they have the ability to fly under hackers’ radar. This could not be further from the truth. Cybercriminals recognize that SMBs don’t have the resources to invest in cybersecurity protection, so they target SMBs because they’re easy targets. According to SonicWall, 2021 there were 495 million ransomware attacks in 2020 and 714 million more in 2021. Similar studies show that 70% of these attacks were targeted at small businesses.
Below are a few quick reminders all businesses should be doing to protect their data and maintain their security posture.