Though it's the large corporations that are splashed across headlines after high-profile breaches, small- to medium-sized businesses are just as frequent a target for hackers, according to a panel of experts.
Only 10 percent of small- to medium-sized businesses in the UK believe that a data breach would have a serious impact on them, according to a survey Ipsos MORI conducted on behalf of document destruction firm Shred-It.
RAI Stone Group launched a new predictive analytics system that combines big data and SMB past and present performance data so that financial providers can coach SMB clients on future business decisions. It also allows the financial providers to assess and mitigate risks associated with serving a specific SMB as well as capitalize on the more successful SMBs.
Fewer than half of U.S. small and medium-sized businesses have protocols in place for secure confidential data displosal that are followed by staff, according to a survey by document shredding firm Shred-it.
This is officially National Small Business Week, and the prefect time to reexamine the evolving relationship between technology and SMBs.
Fulfilling a pledge made at the National Retail Federation show in January, Microsoft and PayPal this week launched a mobile point-of-sale system called PayPal Here for Surface designed for small and medium-sized businesses.
Microsoft is betting that a unified platform for PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets will make its smartphones more attractive to the enterprise. As part of that effort, Microsoft announced Monday that it will be introducing a flagship Lumia smartphone running Windows 10 later this year.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 30, including a need for budgeting on mobility by SMBs, the event startup that just received $1.5 million, China OKs the sale of the new iPhone, the ongoing tablet war and what chip maker just passed Qualcomm for second in tablet app processors.
Startups dominate the security services market for small and medium-sized businesses using the public cloud, according to ABI Research.
Small, medium and large enterprises each face unique data challenges. Part three in our FCIO special report Scaling up for Big Data.