Editor's Note - We are often surprised when we ask clients new to The Computing Center where their data is stored. Many times, they don't know. This article from the FTC focuses on the basics of data storage, especially since your data may have been scattered during the pandemic with many employees working from home.
As many companies shift to an in-person workplace, you and your employees face the opportunities and challenges of the new new normal. Today is the first in a five-part Back to Business blog series to help ease the transition back to the office, including steps you can take to reduce the risk that COVID scammers, data thieves, and financial fraudsters will follow you there. One consideration for companies: assuring you’re in control of sensitive information. Here are some tips on maintaining appropriate data security standards as your employees return to the workplace.
If you are like most, you look for ways to ensure your IT projects thrive. One undervalued project aspect that can save you energy, time, and cash flow is your selected payment method.
Before you invest in your next IT endeavor, ask yourself:
- Do you have other projects, expenses or initiatives that require cash or capital that you would like to invest in?
- Would a payment plan help you better manage your cash flow and expenses?
- Are you looking to maximize your IT project, but working on a tight budget?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, an alternative acquisition model is the right choice for you.
What is small business accounting software?
If your business sells products, should you have an online presence? Something to consider. For the past several years, The Computing Center has had a small online presence. We sell printer inks and toners through the Amazon platform. Prior to March 2020, that platform provided us with a small additional outlet for these consumables. However, since last March, this area has grown quite dramatically. Daily, we ship toners and inks all over the US. Those additional sales provided our business with a demonstrable extra boost during a year when normal forcasting went out the window. While we have absolutely no intention of changing our business model, online definitely helped us in 2020.
This article from HP Tech@work outlines some of the steps necessary to create an online presence. We'd be happy to discuss our experiences and what we've learned from being "online".
While the transition from in-store sales to ecommerce began long before the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 accelerated online sales growth in a way that no one could have imagined!
Brick and mortar vs online sales