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Five Considerations for Small and Medium Businesses Building Secure Cloud Solutions

Security is often top of the mind for small and medium sized business (SMB) leaders as they plan to invest more in cloud computing. They want to be able to identify security events, protect systems and services, and maintain the confidentiality and integrity of data. SMBs are challenged with limited knowledge or information on cost […]

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How Telescope Health Streamlines Virtual Care in the Cloud

Virtual care is here to stay. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 37 percent of US adults used telemedicine to receive clinical healthcare in 2021 and patients continue to expect convenient, streamlined, and personalized services. Telemedicine presents considerable opportunities for both patients and healthcare companies. Virtual care increases access for patients with limited mobility, […]

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Confidence in the Cloud: Five Ways IT Security Can Strengthen Your Small or Medium Size Business

New digital business models are providing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) unprecedented advantage to reach new customers and expand into newer markets. But there’s one thing that stands in its way—IT security. The right resources are often out of reach – only one in four SMBs say they have the personnel to address IT security. […]

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Top 5 IT Investment Stories Small and Medium Business Leaders Are Reading (2022 Edition)

As the 2022 calendar year comes to a close, small and medium businesses (SMBs) such as yours are likely planning ahead for the new year. Whether your financial and operational plans are fully finalized or still being adjusted, there is one line item that doesn’t cost anything: curiosity. Smart businesses recognize how important it is […]

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Why a Small E-Commerce Company Can Be More Innovative and Nimble in the Cloud

Collecting, cataloging, and updating information from nearly 30,000 global price lists can be a Herculean task. Scalable and highly reliable infrastructure is required to provide 24/7, always available service. But that hasn’t stopped small and medium businesses (SMBs) from building successful e-commerce companies. Wine-Searcher, based in Auckland, New Zealand, offers the world’s largest global wine […]

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Three Ways the Cloud Empowers Today’s Transition to Hybrid Work for Small and Medium Businesses

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the globe, a majority of organizations were forced into the world’s largest “work-from-home” experiment. Fast forward to present day and it’s clear that the traditional office environment is gone; the future is hybrid or remote work. A transnational employee survey revealed that nearly eight in 10 workers prefer location […]

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Four Principles of Cloud Financial Management Small and Medium Business Owners Need to Know

IT can be a daunting topic—especially if you are a small or medium business (SMB) leader and do not consider yourself a technical person. Traditionally, IT costs are centered around up-front capital investments on hardware and infrastructure, and assembling a team aligned to support and maintain that infrastructure. There are also energy and premises costs […]

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What You Need to Develop a Data Protection Strategy for Your Small and Medium Business

While it is difficult to run a business, today small or medium businesses (SMBs) have the added challenges of defending themselves from sophisticated cyber and ransomware exposures, staying in compliance with their industry’s rules and regulations, and protecting customer data getting accidentally deleted or lost. A recent survey by CyberCatch revealed that 30% of SMBs […]

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The Importance of IT Business Continuity Planning for Small and Medium Businesses

Over the past few years we at Amazon Web Services have witnessed a dramatic shift from what we considered rare anticipated or unanticipated events to becoming a new normal and redefining what we call “business as usual.” The COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain shortages, climate change, and economic uncertainty—just to name a few events—have given rise […]

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The European Union’s New Sustainability Regulations for Small and Medium Businesses: Challenges and Opportunities

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are “the backbone of Europe’s economy,” according to the European Commission, accounting for fully 99% of all EU businesses and half the GDP. And because of their track record of innovation and adaptability, a lot of focus is being placed on SMBs to help meet environmental goals. A new law […]