9 Tips for Safe Online Shopping to Keep the Season Merry

This year, according to Adobe Analytics, shoppers spent a record $4 billion shopping online on Thanksgiving Day. And by the time the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, holiday shoppers will have spent more than $143 billion online. Not surprisingly, cyber criminals love this time of year. But with a little education and some basic safety tips, you can enjoy safe online shopping this season. 1. Beware of “Too Good to Be True” Deals You know never to trust a street seller offering Prada handbags or Rolex watches for $50. The same logic holds true for online sellers. The security…

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Ecommerce Cyber Security 101 to Protect Your Small Business

Think like a thief. Picture a store left poorly secured, valuable merchandise easily accessible using minimal tools under cover of darkness. Now, imagine a digital storefront with weak security controls and thousands of financial records ripe for the picking. Hackers love small businesses, but you can stop them in their tracks with robust ecommerce cyber security. According to cyber security firm Kaspersky, 48 percent of small to medium businesses have experienced data breaches this year. That means the exposure of financial and personal data for thousands of customers. And it means a payday for hackers who sell that information on…

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2018 Retail Technology Trends Benefit Small Business

Retail technology continues to shape the retail landscape, and small business retailers must adapt or fall behind. However, the 2018 retail technology trends appear to be less about discovering recently-hatched innovations and more on thoughtfully redesigning business models to get the most out of maturing technologies. With the digital transformation, consumers find it easier than ever to switch brands. For instance, while standing in a home improvement store, a customer can comparison shop and even purchase from a competitor, all from a smartphone. In this dynamic environment, retailers need renewed commitment to the customer experience. Personalization, mobile readiness and omni-channel…

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How to Get More Internet Service for Less

Enlist a no-cost communications consultant to secure redundant, faster, more reliable Internet service for less than you are paying now When you’re working hard to grow the business, you don’t want to devote a lot of effort to managing your internet service. Yet, in today’s rapidly changing ISP landscape, getting faster, more reliable Internet service at the best price takes time. You have to analyze and evaluate all of the options and coordinate installation with multiple parties. If you require high-bandwidth fiber circuits, there are more details to cover. It may take 60-90 days to install and will require some…

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