There was a time, not that long ago, when technology was something you “plugged in” to your business. A faster computer, a more sophisticated phone system or a new software platform.
Today, technology is not an isolated tool, but a way of life, both personally and professionally. For most of us, it’s hard to keep up with the latest developments. But many Many of our members – both large and small – are not only keeping up with technology, they’re creating the next wave of innovation.
Transformation to a technology led business model can be intimidating, and it is not without risks. The sheer amount of data being received, sent and collected leaves companies vulnerable to cyber-attacks. More than 80% of U.S. companies have been successfully hacked, according to a Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey!
What can you do to mitigate the risks and capitalize on the developments? Start by tapping into your MMAC network. In this issue, you’ll read about a number of member companies that are utilizing tools in new ways and provide tips on protecting your data. They can help you keep up and get ahead — making our region's business community more competitive and ahead of the ever-changing technology curve.