Even Small Businesses Can Make Big Targets

With technologies available to businesses constantly changing, it’s increasingly easy for a company to misjudge their technological requirements and goals. To assist in that measure, Matt McDermott, writing at the Columbia Business Times, offers a list of five common mistakes that companies, both big and small, make when considering their technology investments:

  • Treating technology spending as a cost, rather than an investment
  • Continuing to support past-their-prime technologies because of the money previously spent, rather than investing in newer and more robust or flexible tools
  • Delaying security considerations due to costs, resulting in risks to customer data and corporate resources
  • Failing to track key technology information and resources, from domain names, to documentation
  • Not regularly testing data backups and recovery tools, leading to losses of or inability to access critical resources in the event of failures.