2018 was a huge year for protecting consumer data. With big businesses and governments getting hacked more and more, protecting consumer information is that more important. However, have you ever thought about the protection of business data? That’s right, the data our businesses bring to the market are just as important to protect. This is exactly why WinnComm doesn’t use third-party software providers.
Most third-party software providers own your data. That’s right! Let’s say it again! Most third-party software providers OWN YOUR DATA! This includes your data and your customer and/or client data. What this means is when you try closing your account, all the data you’ve collected during your subscription or memberships are kept by the third-party provider. Providers include a popular third-party website, email and survey providers. One of our Jag solution competitors doesn’t allow you to delete a credit card from a member’s profile. Which is the bottom line is unethical business practice to protecting your data!
When taking inventory of your organization, your software solutions should be also part of that process. Software effectiveness evaluations should be performed in the same way as evaluating old equipment in a factory. When evaluating the current software functions, the focus should not only be on how well the software meets the business needs today but whether it can meet the business growth of tomorrow in keeping your data and your customers’ data secure. In today’s business reality, which is changing at lightning speed, lack of planning can be a very costly proposition!
Nobody likes change, but not facing the fact that a company’s current software is outdated or doesn’t have the highest security option available can result in substantial business disruptions and expenses down the road, just like the breaches in security for government agencies and businesses. Just look at the news! Every week, there’s a story about a breach and these are only the big corporate companies. The question that should always be asked is: “Can my current business software handle a large number of new users or volume of data transactions and keep the information secure?”
It’s like a double-edged sword that’s sharp on both sides and it’ll cut you if you grab either side, so the question is this. Do you feel that your data is important to your organization or not?