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Top 5: Excel 2016 Tips and Shortcuts

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Anyone familiar with Excel knows that it offers a multitude of tools to help keep your data organized by creating spreadsheets, tables, charts, and more. Excel 2016 has some great updated features to streamline processes and give you the ability to present your data in a way that makes it stand out and pack a punch. Working with Excel doesn’t have to be a nightmare, in fact, in can be as simple as knowing the right buttons to click to get the desired results!

1. Tell Me Search Box

This new addition to the Home ribbon lets you quickly find the feature or command you are looking for. Typing a key word or phrase into the search box prompts a drop down with results relating to what you typed. Every keystroke refines your results so that you can choose the option or command that you are looking for. You also have quick access to Help content or options to get more information online. No need to hunt through the ribbon to find what you need, its right at your fingertips!

2. Smart Lookup

Fact-checking just got easier with Smart Lookup powered by Bing! This feature allows you to highlight terms within your document and bring search results from around the web into your reading or authoring environment. You can use Smart Lookup by selecting a word or phrase in your document, right clicking, and choosing Smart Lookup (previously the Research button). This opens the Insights pane with definitions, Wiki articles, and other top related searches pertaining to your highlighted information.

3. 3D Maps

This feature is perfect for those who deal with data that has geographic properties such as rows and columns that contain city names, states, counties, zip codes, etc. If you are familiar with other versions of Excel you’ll recognize 3D maps as the previously named Power Map.

3D maps allows you to discover patterns in your data as well as adds three dimensional visualization. It also has the ability to handle more than one million rows from an Excel table!

Bonus: If you are a visual person, take a look at the six new chart types that were added to Excel 2016! You can now chart your data with Treemap, Sunburst, Histogram, Pareto, Box & Whisker and Waterfall. Play around with each and decide which works best for your data!

4. Get and Transform (Query)

Get and Transform may look familiar if you used Power Query for Excel in previous versions. It can be found on the Data tab in the Get & Transform section and allows users to discover, combine, and refine data across numerous sources. You can now work with data from multiple platforms such as corporate databases, public websites, cloud based sources, and services like Salesforce. You can also combine data from multiple sources to create models and once you’ve completed your query, you can share your findings and use them in reports.

5. One Click Forecasting

The last tool on our list is a perfect addition for users who work in sales, use Excel to track inventory, or are tasked with predicting consumer trends. One Click Forecasting can be found on the Data tab in the Forecast Group. It allows the user to take historical data and a series of corresponding values and create a visual forecast that can be used to explain and understand future trends. Highlighting your data and clicking the Forecast Worksheet box will create a new worksheet that has both a table of historical and predicted values as well as a chart that expresses the data. Manipulating how your charts appear is simple and hassle free by changing the advanced settings.

These are just a few of the new and updated features offered in Excel 2016. We encourage you to explore these and other features the next time you need to gather information, manipulate data, or create a professional presentation in Excel.

LammTech understands that downtime and interruption of work flow aren’t an option when updating or implementing new software. This can be a daunting task when you work in a fast paced business environment. Let us advise and assist in making the process as smooth as possible for you and your business. Call LammTech today!

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Communication for Better Leadership

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When you meet an exceptional communicator, you usually know it within seconds of talking with that person. They radiate a confidence about their message that typically resonates with you. From the tone they speak with to the body language they use, it is clear they have dedicated time and energy into making sure their words are heard and better yet, that those words inspire action from those they are speaking to. So, what’s the secret to becoming a great business communicator? It starts with focusing on a few key business communication solutions, including:

Always Consider Your Audience

Walking into a room full of people who are eager to hear what you have to say means scaling back on trying to sound like an expert or bragging about your accomplishments or expertise. Truly understanding your audience means knowing what that audience wants and providing them with quality information they can actually do something with. A word of caution though, this doesn’t mean simply telling your audience exactly what you think they want to hear, you need to be honest and thorough, even if it means the content they receive isn’t exactly what they had hoped for.

Open Ears Creates an Open Mind

Excellent business communicators know how to use their ears, too. Communicating is a two-way process and great leaders know that often what they hear from others is more important than anything they may have to say. Great communicators don’t interrupt or try to formulate what they are going to say next before the other person has finished speaking, they wait until the other person stops speaking so they can fully process the other perspective.

Take Responsibility for Your Words

When a great communicator says something wrong, they admit it. They aren’t waiting around for someone to point out what they did wrong, they take ownership of it before it becomes a distraction from the rest of the information they are trying to convey. Accountability is important for both the words used as well as the actions taken. This is true even if it would have been easier to not point out the error at all. Also, when a great communicator admits a mistake, they do it with humility and tact.

Ask for Feedback

Experienced communicators know that there is always room for improvement, so they are constantly asking for feedback (both positive and negative) to learn and grow from. They verify   their message was understood by the audience and they humbly accept suggestions as to how that message could have been conveyed more clearly. They also never blame an audience for the lack of understanding, but they adjust their message to better meet the needs of their audience.

One of the main similarities between all great communicators is their ability to be honest and authentic with others. They value the importance of communication in the workplace and with an audience and because of this, they excel in many other areas of leadership.

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You CAN Work Remotely While Staying Secure

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It is a great time to be alive and work remotely.  Thanks to modern-day technology, the unprecedented ability to work from anywhere has enabled various companies to maintain a top-tier team, regardless of where they may live.

That being said, as technology becomes more diffused and decentralized, keeping machines and data secure becomes a bigger challenge. Devices can be plagued with malware, which can also infiltrate a company’s network and interfere with valuable data.

To many people’s surprise, mobile devices are also susceptible to data leaks. They can be lost or stolen, and are more easily accessible than the average computer.

The key to effectively managing remote workers is to make sure they have the technology to be productive, while making security a top priority. Otherwise, manipulated data can result in financial, legal, and reputational problems down the road.

Set up a network

Luckily, the experts at LammTech can set up a virtual private network (VPN) to keep employees connected and productive. This system provides remote workers with secure access to your network, and includes tools that make sure remote computers have security features installed, are configured correctly, and monitored for infection. As a result, remote workers are then connected to a remote data center that provides a private connection, as though they were directly connected to the company’s local network.

VPN software encrypts files on your computer, as well as any data being exchanged over the Internet. This encryption makes the encoded data useless to anyone without authorized access to the network.

Protect devices 

You can also prevent data-stealing malware from infecting remote user’s devices by utilizing valid security software. Practice good computer hygiene by using the latest versions of applications, and installing new security updates immediately. If you’re worried about relying on your workers to take care of new installments, you can activate automatic updates or use a patch-management tool.

Most malware arrives via the web or email, so some companies limit personal web browsing in an effort to avoid a security breach. Whole-disk encryption software can be installed to mitigate potential damage from a lost device, and can also keep unauthorized users from accessing any of your data. In addition, remote-wipe applications on mobile devices can also erase data if it’s disappeared forever.

It’s also essential to physically secure all devices to avoid any costly consequence. Outright theft is a big security risk, which is why workers should require a password before devices can be used. It’s also helpful to enable timeout screens, which requires a password after a set amount of time.

Do your employees work remotely? We can help keep your company’s data safe. Give us a call today at 660-827-9944 or email us at info@lammtech.com!

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Resolve to Enhance Your Technology In 2017

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If you work in an office, you know the daily struggles of a laggy computer or a glitchy printer. You often day dream of the latest technology, serving as your trusty sidekick to get your work done in lightning speed! Stop day dreaming and start moving towards the future (or at least this decade). Here are a few pieces of technology that you should resolve to upgrade in 2017.

Computers

Think about all the work you could get done if your programs would open faster, documents and images would load more quickly and you wouldn’t have to force-quit your browser every hour. For businesses, computers and laptops need to be updated every 3-4 years to decrease the chance that hard drives will fail or other fatal problems will occur. Here are some signs that your computers and laptops are ready for an upgrade:

  • It’s slow
  • You spend a lot of time fixing it
  • It’s noisy
  • You can’t install any updates

Office Phones

If you have interns that don’t know how to use your landline phones – it might be time to upgrade your 20-year-old phone system. Many companies are still using phone systems on a daily basis, and with phone technology improving at a high rate, it’s important to keep up with not only the technology, but your competitors as well. Consider switching to a flexible IP-based phone system and unified communications plan to increase operational efficiency.

Printers/Copiers

Almost every office has that one printer or copy machine that’s been there for longer than all the employees, it seems. It’s clunky, it’s ugly and it most certainly gets jammed about every 3 times someone tries to use it. Do yourself and your coworkers a favor by updating to a multipurpose copier/printer. New machines can lower your printing costs, improve print quality and will need less maintenance than older machines.

Smart Phone

If the company issues smart phones for some or all its employees, they need to be updated on a yearly basis. New phones have the latest software and features that will keep your technology compatible and increase the security of the device. As newer models continue to be released, hackers find new ways to penetrate older versions – so upgrading your phones could keep you and your company’s data safe!

TVs/Projectors

If you have TVs or projectors in your conference rooms, you might want to consider updating these every 5 years. In half a decade, technology changes so much that you might not even realize the capabilities that new TVs and projectors have. This could help you improve your video conferences, show presentations more clearly and collaborate effectively on a team project.

Making the right choices by upgrading your technology now can save you time and money in the future. As important as efficiency is to your company’s bottom line, security should go hand-in-hand as well. That’s why at LammTech, we help small to medium-sized businesses help secure and manage their technology. If you have questions about your company’s technology, call LammTech today at 660-827-9944 or email info@lammtech.com.

 

 

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Top 5 Phrases Not to Use at Work

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Our workplace, it can often be an overwhelming, frustrating and downright maddening place. The reality is that when we spend such a significant part of our lives somewhere, it’s bound to cause a few frustrations. Having work-related irritations is a very normal thing, the problems arise when we allowed those frustrations to go from just floating around in our head to flowing out of our mouths.

Communicating with a negative attitude is one of the main reasons people fail to receive promotions or advancements, even if they are performing exceptionally with regard to their workload. Unfortunately, many people don’t even realize some of the common “water cooler conversations” could be exactly what’s keeping them off that promotion list.

So, what are some of the most used phrases you should ban from your at-work vocabulary?

Here are our Top 5:

1. “That’s not my job”

If someone asked you for help and you received the above response, I’d assume you’d be a little taken back. Being an active and engaged member of a team means stepping out of your job description once in  awhile to offer someone else some help or outside perspective. However, this is not to say you should allow this to dominate your day. If you are overwhelmed and have been asked to help with something outside of your responsibilities, speak to your manager and let them know you would be happy to help, but you need to know what other assignments should be put on hold so you can focus on the outside project.

2. “I don’t get paid enough for this.”

Realistically, when you signed on for your position you were given a detailed list of your roles and responsibilities. If not, you should be able to have a polite conversation with your management team about what they are so expectations are clearly identified. If you are being asked to work on projects that you believe do not meet your level of education or skill, it should be something you can discuss with upper management so they know you are not capable of offering the best assistance to that project. Outlining where your skills are best used may help to increase productivity and employee morale.

3. “I hate this place.”

Nothing says immaturity like throwing around judgemental statements about an employer. That may seem a bit harsh, but there are much better ways to identify and voice frustrations than making rash statements just to blow off some steam. With most companies, there are policies and procedures in place to properly communicate a problem or issue within the organization, follow those steps before lashing out to the person in the next cubical.

4. “You guys”

This may seem strange, but calling a group of people (which may include women) “guys” can be seen as slang and unprofessional. Although it has become a casual and friendly way to address people, it should be reserved for social conversations among friends rather than colleagues.

5. “That’s impossible”

Are you sure you have thought through every possible circumstance or solution and you have deemed there is no way to solve the issue or need? Even if the resolution suggested is impossible, saying it out loud displays a very negative and pessimistic attitude. Leadership wants to see a motivated and problem-solving person moving up within the organization and making statements saying the opposite aren’t well received. If you find yourself at a dead end, try using phrases like “What can we do instead to make this better?” Or, “Even though we can’t seem to find a way to make this happen, maybe we can try another approach instead?”

Maybe you are reading this and you know these statements are common talk around your office. The best thing you can do is be the first to set the example for a more positive environment. Enlist a buddy to keep you in check when you make a statement like the ones above. Or, record yourself during a meeting or presentation to see if you are saying some of the wrong things or not coming across with a motivated and engaged tone. Who knows? Maybe you’ll start to see yourself on that promotion list after all!

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Better Time Management Through Technology

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It’s easy to let technology hinder your time management with so many distractions at your fingertips. But if you want to make time management and productivity a priority, technology can be a major help as well. From wireless solutions to cutting edge apps and good old fashioned (or new fashioned) calendars, there are myriad ways to make sure you’re managing you time better.

Do a Productivity Assessment

To get a handle on time management, it’s a good idea to start with an assessment of how you actually spend your days. Time tracking applications like RescueTime will run in the background of your computer or browser to track how much time you spend on different sites and with different programs, allowing you to see just how many minutes (or hours!) you spend each day on social media, email, or other sites that may not be helping you with productivity. Time tracking apps like Toggl may also be helpful, though they require you to start and stop a timer to determine where your time is being spent.

Block Time

Once you have figured out where your time is going, consider using an application to layout how you would ideally be spending your hours at work. Time blocking can be a particularly effective way to do this with one blogger estimating it leads to 50% more productivity each week, turning a 40 hour workweek into 60 hours without spending any extra time. The process involves spending a bit of time at the end of each day to plan out the next work day, thereby dividing your day into blocks of productivity. You can do this simply, and offline, using a paper calendar or just a notebook. But for something a bit more technologically advanced, consider using a calendar app, whether it’s your Outlook calendar, Google calendar, or an app like Sunrise. Scheduling out your daily tasks as if they were each a meeting makes it easier to stay on task on more difficult to procrastinate.

Stay Organized

It probably goes without saying that being organized goes hand in hand with time management, but it’s also important to not spend so much time making to do lists that you actually damage your productivity. Instead, set aside a small amount of time at the beginning of each day to identify 3 key tasks that you must complete before the end of the day. By narrowing things down significantly, you can need every day feeling accomplished and motivated. To Do apps like Remember the Milk and notebook apps like Evernote can be helpful in this pursuit, keeping tasks in one spot for easy review.

Improve Focus

You can’t make more time in the day but you can improve your focus during the hours you do have. Time management techniques like Pomodoro allow you to work for a set period (generally 25 to 30 minutes) and then rest for a shorter period (5 to 15 minutes). This method can actually help you to be more creative and more productive throughout the day. Use pomodoro tracking apps like Pomotodo to keep track of your time and watch your productivity increase.

Change of Scenery

Need a creativity boost and a bit more focus? Consider taking a walk or sitting outside near your office. Being outdoors has been shown to encourage sharper thinking and spikes in creativity. Plus, with the right wireless solutions, working outside can be just as easy as working at your desk. Work on your mobile phone or bring a laptop and connect to your office wireless network for portability and productivity.

In the end, managing your time so that you can be more productive is not just about getting more work done. When you manage your work schedule effectively, it means you have more time to spend outside of work not thinking about what’s coming up at the office. Good time management skills can actually lead to a happier life. When you let technology help you along the way, it’s that much easier.

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Giving Back and Giving Hope This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is finally here! Christmas carols can be heard in every retail store, neighborhoods are filled with festive, twinkling lights and there’s a little chill in the air.

During this time of year, life tends to go by in the blink of an eye. We try to cram our days full of activities like holiday shopping, baking and spending time with family and friends. Although this is the ultimate season of giving, we often get so wrapped up in getting gifts for loved ones, that we forget about those who need gifts the most.

This is one of the reasons we’re donating to the regional charity, Great Circle this year. The organization offers a variety of services such as counseling, crisis and trauma support, and aid with behavioral issues, to help struggling families and children across Missouri. The Winter Wishes Holiday Drive will help those children receive the care and support they need all year ‘round. 

The holiday season seems to bring out the generosity in all of us. There’s something magical about watching a child’s eyes light up with joy on Christmas morning. It’s a feeling that warms the heart to the very core. That’s why we are giving back to Great Circle, to give hope and joy to these children in difficult situations – the children in our local community.

During the Winter Wishes Holiday Drive, we will be matching monetary donations up to $5,000. Join us to give back and give hope this holiday season.

To learn more about the cause or to donate to Great Circle, please visit www.lammtech.com/holiday.

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Scared of Speaking? 5 Tips for Better Public Communication

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Widely known as the #1 fear among Americans, public speaking can be a scary thing. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, about 74% of people report they have some form of speech anxiety. That’s the feeling you get right before a big presentation or speech that produces symptoms like sweaty palms, an upset stomach, and maybe even body trembling. It’s annoying, distracting, and most people would agree they’d like to have some tools to stop it from happening. The good news is that it is possible to control the problem, but it takes some practice and preparation.

Here are our 5 helpful tips to help decrease the anxiety for better public communication:

1. Preparation is Key

The problem for public speaking is usually the nervousness it causes. However, those nerves can be significantly decreased with proper preparation. Going over and outlining exactly what it is you will say helps to improve the delivery of your speaking as well as the quality of the information you are presenting. Most often, public speaking goes horribly wrong when someone has not thought through or practiced what they were going to say beforehand. Also, if you will be public speaking time and time again, ask someone to videotape it so you can identify some of the unconscious things you do that may be distracting to your audience. 

2. Focus on the Opportunity

Many times we are so focused on “getting it over with” when it comes to public speaking that we don’t give any appreciation to the opportunity we have been given. You have been asked to speak to a particular audience because your knowledge and expertise is of value to them, and that’s something to embrace and appreciate. When you walk into a public speaking environment, try to change your mindset from simply getting through it to an opportunity for you to educate and help others.

3. Make Eye Contact

Eye contact has always been an important communication tool, and even in today’s tech-savvy world, eye contact remains key when it comes to public speaking. Don’t just gaze over the eyes of your listeners either, try to look deeply into them. Doing so makes the audience feel a direct connection with the speaker, keeping them engaged and eager for more of what you are saying.

4. Make Friends with TED

There are some amazing public speakers out there today, and they are available right at your fingertips. TED Talks are some of the most viewed and highly-rated public speakers today. Observe the various ways they are able to connect and motivate their audiences, then try to replicate those observations within your own speech delivery.

5. Watch Your Watch

Did you know the average attention span of an adult is 20 minutes? A common problem among many public speakers is talking too long making their point about something they’ve already articulated. Making the first 20 minutes of your speech the most informative and dynamic it can be is key to an effective delivery.

We do hope these tips (along with a few deep breaths beforehand!) will help you to become the most dynamic and engaging public speaker possible.

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Top 5 Communication Challenges for Small Business Owners

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While small business owners definitely face a lot of challenges on a daily basis, one that can have a major impact on whether the business is able to thrive or not is communication. Between vendors, employees and customers, great communication can be a big hurdle. After all, great writing skills and perfect oration are hardly a prerequisite for the dream of owning your own company.

Following are five communication issues that are common among small business owners as well as the communication solutions that can help to ease this daily stressor.

1. Missing Communication

A lack of communication is always a problem. When employees or vendors are simply not communicating, small issues can quickly snowball into insurmountable stresses simply because no one knows what is going on.

More communication seems like the simple answer here, but a better way to frame it is setting expectations. Whether that means scheduling check ins with remote employees or freelancers or asking for reports from vendors it is important that everyone is on the same page about how often they are expected to communicate progress to you.

2. Micromanagement

On the other end of the spectrum is micromanagement. When you hover over employees and try to manage every aspect of their job, you are not only fostering an adversarial and distrustful environment, you are wasting everyone’s time.

There are a few ways to solve micromanagement – or overcommunication – issues. In the long run, it is essential to hire people that you trust and allow them to do the job you hired them for. Sometimes, communication can feel like micromanagement when it isn’t and this is an easier fix. For example, when you’re constantly calling an employee or scheduling meetings, they feel compelled to stop whatever they’re doing to address your needs and it can weigh them down and cost everyone efficiency. If what you have to say can be communicated in an email instead, the employee has the option to respond at their convenience. This simple assessment of the best technology for certain communications can have a big impact on relationships and overall communication efficacy.

3. No Down Time

Overcommunication isn’t limited to micromanagement. A chief complaint among many employees and managers/business owners is that they feel as if they are always connected. The advent of the smartphone has made it impossible for people to unplug. In fact, only 25% of people with paid vacation time take all of it during the year. 

As a communication solution for this particular issue, be sure to encourage employees to take down time. This can range from actual vacations to simply turning off email notifications or phone calls for the time when they are not on the job. This can lead to overall happier and more productive employees in the long run.  

4. Maximizing Meeting Efficacy

Scheduling regular meetings is an essential part of managing any team, no matter what the size. But inefficient meetings can lead to to a lot of frustration for those that have to attend them – not to mention the damage they can cause to overall productivity. One study suggests that employees can waste an average of 31 hours a month in unproductive meetings. 

Setting expectations can be a great communication solution for this particular issue as well. Have a meeting agenda and stick to it. There are plenty of business advice books and programs that can give you a good framework for scheduling meetings. Find one that works for you and make sure no one is dreading your next staff meeting.

5. Scattered Employee Base

Utilizing freelancers and offsite employees can be a great option for small business owners who need to cut down on overhead. You don’t have to find office space or even computers for these employees. But a scattered base of employees can create some difficult communication problems for you as well as for your customers.

A unified communications solution can be a way to make sure that remote employees feel part of the team and are able to contribute seamlessly. UC options like VoIP can make it possible for people to answer customer calls from home as if they were in the office with access to all the same features and reliability. 

No matter what the size of your business, when you are able to communicate effectively with your team and your customers, you will be able to more effectively accomplish your bigger business goals. 

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5 Common Disasters that Strike Small Businesses

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The challenges that small businesses deal with never end — and for the small number of employees who have to take on these tasks, it can quickly get overwhelming. No wonder, then, that many small businesses have all but ignored the important task of developing a disaster recovery plan, which involves understanding the risks of the disasters that small businesses face, figuring out how best to prevent against the deleterious effects of these disasters, and implementing a business continuity solution to minimize downtime.

Importantly, the disasters that cause small organizations the most damage are the ones that many business owners may not consider to be all that common, such as hardware failure and power outages. This blog post aims to illuminate five common disasters that small businesses face, so that business owners have a sense of perspective when considering the importance of a disaster recovery strategy.

  1. Hardware failure

One of the most disruptive disasters that can strike a small business at any time is hardware failure. Whether it is a clicking hard drive in an email server or a fried motherboard inside a central file server, any kind of hardware failure can result in the inability to access critical data. Possibly the worst aspect of hardware failure is that it is inevitable, yet completely unpredictable. In fact, a recent survey of nearly 400 partners by data protection firm StorageCraft revealed that 99% of them had experienced a hardware failure, with 80.9% of those failures attributable to hard drive malfunctions.1 Failed hardware leads to downtime and lost productivity, both of which can cost small businesses dearly.

  1. Software corruption

Permanent corruption of server data, such as corruption of the server’s operating system or damage to line-of-business applications that run on the server, could lead to significant downtime. Even the most sophisticated storage apparatuses are not immune to software corruption: a study by CERN, the world’s largest particle physics lab, revealed software corruption in 1 out of every 1,500 files.2 Software corruption could severely disrupt small businesses that do not have a backup and disaster recovery solution in place.

  1. Cyber-attacks

Viruses, worms, Trojans — any and all forms of malware can wreak serious havoc on small businesses. According to the National Small Business Association’s Year-End 2014 report, 1 out of every 2 small businesses reported being the victim of a cyber-attack, with the average cost of each cyber-attack exceeding $20,000.3 The consequences stemming from cyber-attacks – such as data theft, data corruption, and permanent data deletion — can seriously affect businesses and their customers. Though deploying a firewall and security software is an important first step, having a fallback continuity strategy in place in case cyber-attacks get through to a company’s systems is crucial.

  1. Power outages

Blackouts, power shortages, and other power-related issues are not as uncommon as many businesses think. In fact, a 2014 survey by power management firm Eaton Electrical revealed that 37% of IT professionals had dealt with “unplanned downtime due to power-related issues in the last 24 months,” with 32% of outages lasting longer than four hours.4 Even more concerning are the high costs of downtime; according to a May 2013 survey by research firm Aberdeen Group, the average cost of downtime for small companies was a whopping $8,581 per hour.5 Electrical issues are real — and they are costly.

  1. Natural or site-wide disasters

Natural disasters, such as include tornadoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes, can cripple small businesses. Even more threatening are fires, floods, and other common catastrophes that can occur regardless of a particular geographic location’s propensity toward certain natural disasters. Since these disasters and catastrophes almost always lead to site-wide damage, small businesses with only one or two locations are especially vulnerable. No amount of money spent can prevent site-wide and natural disasters from occurring; the only recourse for businesses affected by these calamities is to get back up and running as soon as possible after they happen.

Conclusion

The aforementioned disasters that could befall a small business are relatively consistent across different organizations and industries. Understanding these disasters is just the first step; the next, and more important, task is for every small business to figure out how best to guard itself against these threats.

Adopting business continuity services is essential for every small business looking to protect their data and quickly recover from disasters. Business continuity services ensure that all of a business’s digital data is securely backed up off-site and recoverable whenever necessary. Learn more about our business continuity services by visiting www.lammtech.com.

 

1 “Which Hardware Fails the Most and Why.” Web log post. StorageCraft Recovery Zone. StorageCraft, 2015. Web. 30 June 2015.

2 Panzer-Steindel, Bernd. Data Integrity. Tech. CERN, 8 Apr. 2007. Web. 20 June 2015.

3 2014 Year-End Economic Report. Rep. National Small Business Association, Feb. 2015. Web. 15 June 2015.

4 How ‘Software-Defined’ Is Redefining the Modern Data Center. White Paper. Eaton Corporation, Oct. 2014. Web. 19 June 2015.

5 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Don’t Go It Alone. Analyst Insight. Aberdeen Group, June 2013. Web. 10 June 2015.

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