Customer Story: Kelly Roofing 5

You can’t always predict the weather and neither can you always predict when new opportunities are going to arise. However, you can put your business in the best possible position to take full advantage of those opportunities and use them to expand your business.

In order to quickly adapt and pivot to meet shifts in the market, your business needs to be agile, with systems that communicate with each other, so changes can happen smoothly.

Here at R.B.Hall Associates, LLC, we are excited about the ways in which Dynamics 365 can set your business up for future success. Contact us to learn more.


Kelly Roofing had trouble adapting their old systems to the upswing in business after Hurricane Irma.

Now with Microsoft 365, they have not only integrated their various business processes into a single system, they have the ability to scale all of these processes to meet new unexpected increases in demand.

Work from Anywhere…!

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What is the Biggest Threat to Entrepreneurs?

Cybersecurity- A $7 Trillion Industry That’s The Biggest Threat To Entrepreneurs

“Ultimately, saying that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different from saying you don’t care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.”

― Edward Snowden

Cyber security facts and stats

  • A hacker attack happens every 39 seconds
  • Since Covid-19 the FBI reported a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes
  • 43% of cyber attacks target small businesses
  • Average global cost for a breach is $3.9m across small businesses
  • 95% of breached records come from 3 industries (government, retail, technology)
  • Approximately $6 trillion is expected to be spent globally on cyber security by 2021
  • Unfilled cyber security jobs worldwide will reach 4 million by 2021 (avg. cybersecurity engineering salary starts at $140k)
  • More than 77% of organizations do not have a cyber security incident response plan
  • Total cost for cybercrime worldwide added up to over $1 trillion
  • Average time to identity a breach in 2019 was 206 days (IBM)
  • Only 5% of companies folders are properly protected on average
  • The estimated number of passwords used by humans and machines worldwide is 300 billion+
  • 56% of Americans don’t know what to do in the event of a data breach
  • 34% of data breaches involve internal actors
  • 1 in 36 phones have high risk apps installed
  • financial services industry takes in highest cost from cybercrime at an average of $18.3m per company surveyed

Biggest data breaches of the 21st century

  • Yahoo – 3 billion user accounts in 2013 and 2014 (Names, email, passwords, date of birth and security questions)
  • Sina Weibo (Chinese twitter) – 538 million accounts in 3/2020
  • Marriott – 500 million customers (Contact, passport numbers, and 100m credit card numbers)
  • Adult friend finder – 412.2 million accounts (penthouse.com, cams.com, icams.com, and stripshow.com)
  • Myspace – 360 million accounts (2013)
  • Net Ease – 235 million user accounts (email October 2015)
  • Zynga – 218 million user accounts (gaming)
  • LinkedIn – 165 million user accounts (2016)
  • Dubsmash – 162 million user accounts
  • Adobe – 153 million user accounts (October 2013)
  • MyFitnessPal – 150 million user accounts (under armour app)
  • Equifax – 147.9 million users
  • eBay – 145 million users
  • Ashley Madison – 32 million accounts

Method of hacking

  • Virus-trojan – a virus within something you download or install
  • Phishing – Replicate web site to enter login and password
  • Eavesdropping – They’re monitoring what you’re doing but you don’t know
  • Fake Wap – Fake WiFi to get access to your data
  • Waterhole Attacks – Location with more traffic
  • DDOSing – Flooding traffic to crash your site (denial of service)
  • Keylogger – Malware that tracks your keypad
  • Social Engineering – Fake phone call (exploiting your natural tendency to help out)
  • Bait and Switch – Fake ads that take you to a page with a virus
  • Cookie Theft – Take cookies off your computer to act like it’s you

Solutions

SWOT analysis with team and family (strength, weaknesses, opportunity, threats)

  • Change passwords
  • Strengthen your home network
  • Hire an analyst to do an audit
  • Password storing software (LastPass)
  • Keep your eyes on kids technology/apps

Know where to report

Replace labor redundancy and manual tasks with digital efficiency

Digital technology has forever changed the dynamics between customers and companies.

Companies must continually reinvent their business by going one step ahead of ever-evolving digital trends or risk becoming silent observers while their industry is led by other businesses more adept at digital transformation.

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Enable Seller Productivity by Integrating Office 365 with Dynamics 365 Sales Professional

Get the right tools to support your life on the go. MSDyn365 Sales Professional enables you to work anywhere, anytime.

In our current digital era—we are bombarded by information—making it difficult to navigate all of the data and knowledge thrown at us. Employees and sales reps often complain that there is too much distraction, making it difficult to know what to focus on. In fact, according to an Accenture report, 59% of sellers say they have too many sales tools and that distractions reduce seller’s performance by 14%.

Watch this insightful webinar and learn how Dynamics 365 Sales Professional cuts through the distraction by providing a single, intelligent platform turning initial sales contacts into closed deals.

The webinar provides an overview of Dynamics 365, an introduction into Dynamics 365 Sales Professional, and a demo of the product.

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Incredible Real-World Applications Prove the IoT Is Here to Stay

IoT devices have dramatically changed the way we interact with technology. But what about our cities and industries?

Read this article to learn how the IoT is helping improve thousands of lives with predictive analysis of crime rates, traffic levels, and industrial accidents.

As author Peter Daisyme accurately puts it, “While many people debate whether little computers in wrist devices, clothing, refrigerators and vehicles will truly change our lives, actionable change is already occurring on the business application side of the IoT.” Regardless of which side of the argument you’re on, the impact the IoT is having in our societies at a macro level is undeniable.

While you’re reading this, devices that measure and predict air pollution, vehicle traffic levels, machine failure rates, fire warnings, and crime rates are being employed to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. And as cities and businesses become more interconnected by the hour, we’ll find more and more useful ways in which the IoT can help us better utilize our resources and lift the burden we put on our environment.

In this article, you’ll gain deeper insights into how IoT devices are being used by companies and governments alike to obtain accurate data across many potentially life-saving use cases. You’ll also learn about what the future holds in store for us as cities powered by artificial intelligence become near-sentient beings capable of reacting in real time to the habits and living conditions of their inhabitants.

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