Most business owners need no reminder about how important data is to their business. It determines their service and product offerings. Its attributes can be broken down and examined to determine customer preferences and future behavior. In short, it's a big deal.
3D printing has long had the cool factor working in its favor. Like most widely adopted technological breakthroughs, 3D printing has enjoyed popularity among hobbyists and other enthusiasts of new technology.
But what may have been lost on some at the beginning has become impossible to ignore. That is, 3D printing can be highly functional for business and innovators. Indeed, it helps establish a spirit of possibility and the idea that innovation can take place right on site.
People back up files in many different ways. The trouble with most of the methods, however, is that they only provide partial backup or partial protection at any one given moment.
For example, some people trust themselves to back up files manually, but this is only as reliable as the times it actually happens and doesn't end up forgotten among a million other business tasks.
Some people actually perform their backups on time, but then leave them susceptible to damage by hardware failure, natural disaster, or some type of human mistake or crime.
The networking and communications advancements in business have been pushed forward by leaps and bounds during the Internet age. What used to take minutes, hours, or days can now be accomplished in seconds thanks to technology.
As a result, business leans pretty hard on all available digital communication tools. Since time is money, making use of time-saving technology translates to quicker sales, faster communication, improved turnaround times, and a better overall bottom line.
When it comes to technology, change is the name of the game. Positive change is what drives new technology advancements, and being at the forefront of these changes makes for an interesting occupation and industry.
It also helps us serve our customers better. At SIO, our actions are based on the needs of our customers. And each time we make changes or suggest new services, it's in response to customer needs in one shape or form.
The data you accumulate while doing business is vital for your present (as well as your future) initiatives. Customer data informs what services you offer and what expansions you make, while internal data reveals how efficient and effective your overall company is being run.
Deciding how to deal with data can be daunting, however. Not only does it need to be stored safely, it also needs to be readily available so that it can be used in all the different ways your business needs to use it.
With the recent news of a security breach at Equifax, some much-needed attention has been given to the idea of IT security. With so much sensitive information being stored digitally, everyone has a stake in keeping that info properly secure.
And when you consider the seriousness of Equifax's responsibility, paired with the means with which it has at its disposal to keep information safe, it really underscores the fact that everyone is vulnerable. Today, it's Equifax. Tomorrow, who's next?
When starting a new venture, it is important to consider all of the elements that will come together to make it a success. Unfortunately, people often overlook the importance of professional IT support until they encounter a problem.
Though it is obviously much easier to avoid a problem than it is to troubleshoot the aftermath of an IT disaster, SIO can help with either scenario. Our expertise extends to all things IT and beyond, which makes us a perfect technology partner.
With loss of life in the dozens and cars and houses being destroyed by the thousands, the impact from Hurricane Harvey has been felt throughout Houston and its surrounding areas. And the damage does not stop there.
Tech companies have been subject to some of the same issues and annihilation. Obviously, computers and water do not mix well, so damage has been extensive to those caught within the flood plain.
Another way that drones are making an impact on our society is displayed during times of crisis. What once took news crew helicopters can now be accomplished by single individuals with a willingness to report.
For example, during the Hurricane Harvey storm, we have seen drone video go up on YouTube and other social media outlets where people across the world can see first-hand images of the devastation as it develops.
I've used this company for over two years and have been completely satisfied with their services. They have been great to work with, and I always feel that my data is safe.