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How Technological Innovations Help Optimize Business

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There are many causes of business failure, and it takes a lot of hard work to make your business a success. Fortunately, there are numerous technological innovations that can help you optimize your business. 

 

Stay Organized

Even small businesses have a lot of paperwork. Utilizing Hexafusion’s cloud computing solutions help you go paperless and stay organized. The following are some tasks that can be achieved using cloud-based software: 

  • Payroll  
  • Accounting 
  • Time tracking 
  • Data storage 

By using cloud computing for crucial functions, you protect your business from data loss and enjoy other benefits. Upgrading your accounting software will ensure you have features like storage for digitized receipts and support for electronic invoicing. Your customers who are trying to cut down on their own paperwork will particularly appreciate receiving digital invoices, but consider offering paper options to keep everyone happy.  

Implement a digital file organization system so that important files can be found quickly. It is important to organize files whether they are stored in the cloud or locally. Use folders and subfolders. Delete files you no longer need. If the files are stored locally, back them up regularly to a flash drive, external hard drive, or other storage devices.  

Offer Remote Options

Employees enjoy the flexibility of working from home, and there are benefits for employers as well. By allowing individuals to work remotely, you can source talent from a much larger area. Increased job satisfaction provides you with a more stable workforce. If all employees are remote, you save a lot of money by not having to rent and furnish an office. Even allowing remote work one or two days a week can decrease the power bill.  

Advertise Effectively

Technology has been especially beneficial to marketing. There are many forms of digital marketing that the average business owner can easily employ. For example, if your target market includes the generations that are online, then social media marketing is an effective means of reaching them. To begin with, choose just one or two platforms to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Look at other businesses' social media presence for inspiration. Use data analytics to determine which posts have the greatest reach. 

Email marketing can still be an effective tool as long as it is used correctly. Send individuals high-value content and don’t email too frequently.   

Improve Cash Flow

Data show that most business failures are due to cash flow problems. One way to minimize the likelihood of this happening is to create a budget. Start by looking at your total monthly revenue. Make an educated guess to project future income. Then add up fixed costs and estimate total amounts for variable costs. Having your records digitized and organized makes this project much simpler.  

If you do not have enough revenue to cover expected expenses and set aside an emergency fund for the unexpected, adjust your pricing or marketing strategy to increase income. Use data available from your current advertising efforts to identify the most successful aspects. Use this information to create effective new advertisements. 

Utilize online banking to keep up with your expenses in real-time. By checking your balance daily, you minimize the risk of overdrawing your account. Set bills on autopay to avoid late fees.  

Running a business is a complex endeavor. However, there are many digital tools available that simplify important areas of entrepreneurship and increase your chances of success.

 

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Reminder: IE 11 will be retired on June 15, 2022

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As formerly announced, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows remains in Microsoft Edge. Internet Traveler setting (IE mode) gives heritage internet browser support within Microsoft Edge. Because of this, the IE11 desktop computer application will be retired on June 15, 2022, on particular variations of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop computer application will certainly no longer be sustained and also will certainly be considerably redirected to Microsoft Edge over the following months, as well as inevitably impaired using Windows Update, to aid guarantee a smooth retirement.
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Netflix Secret Codes Reveals Hidden Titles

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How can I find hidden films on Netflix?

Netflix secrets codes provide the key to getting access to "hidden" movies and hard-to-find content. Knowing how to utilize Netflix codes will allow you to go straight to Netflix subcategories, and then quickly get to the place you'd like to be. Subcategories can be extremely specific. The closer to the exact category, the simpler your search is.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday – March 2022

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Patch Tuesday is once again upon us. The March 2022 edition of Patch Tuesday brings us 72 fixes, with 3 rated as critical. We've listed the most important changes below.

Microsoft Exchange has been a recurring topic the last months with continuous problems and fixes being released. This month's patch Tuesday includes a critical fix for Microsoft Exchange for CVE-2022-23277. A remote code execution vulnerability with a CVSS base score of 8.8. According to Microsoft's exploitability assessment, this vulnerability's exploitability is more likely, so quick pathing is recommended.

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NSA Releases Network Infrastructure Security Guidance

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The National Security Agency (NSA) has released a new Cybersecurity Technical Report (CTR): Network Infrastructure Security Guidance. The report captures best practices based on the depth and breadth of experience in supporting customers and responding to threats. Recommendations include perimeter and internal network defenses to improve monitoring and access controls throughout the network.

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CISA updates Conti ransomware alert with nearly 100 domain names

CISA updates Conti ransomware alert with almost 100 domain names

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has updated the alert on Conti ransomware with indicators of compromise (IoCs) consisting of close to 100 domain names used in malicious operations.

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Who Can Fix Cloud Security Problems? Third-party Solution Providers, Study Finds

Misconfiguration is the most likely cause of a cloud security incident, cybersecurity professionals said in a new study, placing it far ahead of exposed data or account compromise.

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Nearly 30% of critical WordPress plugin bugs don't get a patch

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Patchstack, a leader in WordPress security and threat intelligence, has released a whitepaper to present the state of WordPress security in 2021, and the report paints a dire picture.

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FBI Alert: Ransomware Attacks Hit Critical Infrastructure Organizations

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The FBI issued a warning this week that the RagnarLocker ransomware has infected some 52 organizations in manufacturing, energy, financial services, government, and information technology so far this year. 

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Microsoft tests new cloud-based Microsoft Defender for home users

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Microsoft has announced that the company's new cloud-based Microsoft Defender security solution has entered preview for home customers in the United States.

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Bitdefender Launches New Password Manager Solution for Consumers

BUCHAREST, Romania and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 9, 2022 Bitdefender, a global cybersecurity leader, today launched Bitdefender Password Manager, a new consumer solution that simplifies the creation and management of secure passwords for all online accounts across multiple platforms including mobile.

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The Cloud-Native Opportunity for Zero Trust

Zero trust is a historically loaded term — misunderstood and misused. Many vendors claim that zero trust is all about identity and access management. While that is certainly a building block, that definition is increasingly narrow as organizations moving to the cloud find themselves navigating greater challenges beyond defending the "perimeter."

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Palo Alto Networks Introduces Prisma Cloud Supply Chain Security

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- With software supply chain attacks rising rapidly, Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW) today announced Prisma® Cloud Supply Chain Security to provide a complete view of where potential vulnerabilities or misconfigurations exist in the software supply chain — allowing organizations to quickly trace to the source and fix them. If not quickly fixed or, better yet, avoided during coding, these security flaws could allow attackers to infiltrate systems, spread malicious payloads throughout an organization's software and access sensitive data.

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Can MSSPs Mitigate Rising ICS, IOT Vulnerability Issues?

Vulnerabilities across industrial control systems (ICS) rose by 25 percent in the second half of 2021 and overall by 110 percent over the last four years, according to a new report.

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10 Signs of a Poor Security Leader

Many businesses are concerned about attrition — and for good reason. Few fields feel this pressure more acutely than the security field. While companies cannot control the tight labor market, they can control some of the factors that cause employees to leave.

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FBI Issues RagnarLocker Ransomware Compromise, Cyberattack Indicators

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a new Flash report detailing ransomware attacks by RagnarLocker, a hacking crew that goes after critical infrastructure installations.

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5 Ways XDR Can Improve Operational Efficiency for MSPs

With today’s ever-changing threat landscape, it’s not enough for MSPs to protect their customers’ users and infrastructure with advanced security. Complex attacks require a prioritized view of threats across multiple organizations. On top of that, MSPs need a detection and response strategy that can provide increased effectiveness of threat investigation and a reduction in the time it takes to detect threats. The purpose behind XDR is to provide cross-layered threat detection and response. XDR collects and automatically correlates data across multiple security layers–email, endpoint, server and network– which means threats are detected faster.

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Hackers fork open-source reverse tunneling tool for persistence

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Security experts have spotted an interesting case of a suspected ransomware attack that employed custom-made tools typically used by APT (advanced persistent threat) groups.

Although no concrete connection between groups has been uncovered, the operational tactics, targeting scope, and malware customization capabilities signify a potential connection.

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Zero Trust Can't Stop at the Federal Level

Between the vulnerabilities caused by remote work during the pandemic and cyberattacks being more frequent than ever, an aggressive and innovative approach to addressing the cyber crisis is needed now. The White House's recent requirement for federal agencies to achieve a zero-trust architecture is a great first step, but zero trust can't stop there.

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List of Vulnerabilities MSSPs Need to Patch for U.S. Government Agencies: Growing?

The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity unit recently added 95 actively exploited bugs to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog established last year and ordered federal agencies to apply patches to cover the bugs.

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