Roger Smith, CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd and Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime discusses the importance of small and medium business and not for profit organisations utilising new technology in their organisations to counteract cybercrime.
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Hi. My name is Roger. Today I’d like to talk to you about why SME’s, small and medium business and not-for-profit organizations need to utilize new technology when it is available. You may not know this but as we go forward with technology, the old technology becomes very very redundant. It becomes under-utilized and in the end it becomes very insecure.
Because we now have systems that are a lot more secure. They deliver a lot better bang for the buck. And if you’re using things like XP or Windows 2000 or even Windows 7 and 2008 then the comparison between those operating systems and the new ones that are coming out is really really drastic.
And you have to make sure that the new technology allows you to do business better. It’s not just replacing a server with another server because you think that’s going to be a better one. But you need to be able to do a business case on how that upgrade of technology is going to improve your business. And that way you can get around to doing today’s business at today’s pace.
Because we are talking about mobile systems. We are talking about higher technology. And those are the next step in the way business is going to go. But we also need to know that that’s very important that we protect and ensure that those systems are going to be in place to get the best business results.
Thank you very much.
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