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Top Technology Trends for 2016

The world of technology changes rapidly, and it can be hard for ordinary consumers to keep up with the innovations. A decade ago the iPhone did not exist -- now many of us cannot imagine life without one. It was not long ago that attempts to build a tablet computer had been deemed a failure, but now we carry our iPads and Kindles with us wherever we go.

How to Protect Your Small Business Against Cyber Crime in 5 Steps

Most modern businesses rely on the Internet for ordering stock, making sales, managing orders and keeping in touch with customers. This means they are vulnerable to the increasing threat of cyber crime. Large criminal networks and hacking groups tend to focus on corporations and larger organizations, but small businesses are increasingly under attack by cyber criminals.

Hacks You Need to Be Aware Of

Although companies are spending more than ever on computer security  (Gartner, a leading IT security firm, estimates that over $71 billion was spent in 2014) you still need to be vigilant. And, with the advent of the so called "Internet of Things," you need to look after your data and hardware in places and ways you never even considered before.

Network Security for Your Small Business

It may seem logical to think that data thieves would generally target larger companies, and the smaller ones such as a small business would be overlooked. Why, after all, would someone bother hacking a small business for a few thousand pieces of information when they could hack a big one and get tens of millions? Sadly, there is a powerful incentive for such criminals to target smaller businesses: They tend to be woefully defended against cyber security threats, and even if the profit is not as great, the relative ease of it still makes small businesses a very attractive target.