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Navy Pier Gala Complete with Fireworks on Tap to Mark 40th Anniversary...

PR Web - Tue, 2017-02-21 04:30

The RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Feb. 17 at Navy Pier in Chicago with a gala dinner for 800 guests, its annual awards presentation and a...

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Miracle Method Heads Into 2017 On the Heels of Record Breaking Growth...

PR Web - Tue, 2017-02-21 04:30

The nation’s leading refinishing franchise forms strategic partnerships with both residential and commercial clients.

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Navads Adds Top Local Search Executive as Part of Global Expansion

PR Web - Tue, 2017-02-21 04:30

Kelly Benish joins Navads’ US sales operation as VP of Business Development.

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Cambro Launches Save The Greens: Reveals 3 Products Designed to Reduce...

PR Web - Tue, 2017-02-21 04:30

Foodservice operators do not have to accept their current levels of food waste. Three simple products from Cambro are making a drastic difference to foodservice operators in their ongoing battle...

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Benzer Pharmacy Opens First Location in Colorado and Texas Through its...

PR Web - Tue, 2017-02-21 04:30

Providing exceptional primary health care to the local communities

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Finest CRM Software Solutions Selected for February 2017 by 10 Best...

PR Web - Tue, 2017-02-21 04:30

Businesses of all sizes can certainly benefit from comprehensive customer relations management services, and 10 Best CRM wants to help consumers avoid the subpar service providers in the market. The...

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Former Security Professional Protects the Bottom Line by Launching...

PR Web - Tue, 2017-02-21 04:30

Industry Leading On-site Repair and Restoration Franchise Saves Local Customers 90% on Replacement Fees

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Police probe Burger King worker's claims

Topix - Tue, 2017-02-21 01:45

Abby Holland, 18, claims she was assaulted by one of her managers at Burger King on Lincoln Rd. Photo / Supplied Police are investigating a complaint from a fast-food worker who claims she got into a scuffle with management after monitoring the kitchen temperature in an overheated Burger King restaurant. Abby Holland, 18, claimed staff were forced to work in 33C and were refused a break for up to five hours as the drive-through backed up at Burger King on Lincoln Rd, West Auckland on Sunday.

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Burger King may have its eye on fast food giant

Topix - Mon, 2017-02-20 21:43

Popeyes has a market value of about $1.37 billion, while Restaurant Brands, owner of Burger King, is worth $25 billion.

Categories: Today's Food News

Word Butter: Fast food double-downs are making me crazy

Topix - Mon, 2017-02-20 19:38

I saw in my Twitter feed that Taco Bell recently introduced its Naked Chicken Chalupa. If you've been under a rock and somehow missed all the silly television commercials, here's what you've missed: Instead of the traditional tortilla shell, it's a fried chicken shell, wrapped around lettuce, tomatoes and cheese, along with some avocado ranch dressing.

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Delta Thinks the Key to Customer Loyalty is Through Free Stuff (Watch)

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2017-02-20 18:30

What’s the key to customer loyalty? Well, if you ask Delta, that key involves lots of free stuff.

The airline just announced that it will start giving out free meals to all passengers on some of its longest domestic flights starting in March. That’s in addition to the snacks, entertainment options and blankets that are already offered for free on Delta flights.

During the recession, many airlines cut down on these free options as a way of cutting costs. The thought was that the customers who wanted them badly enough would just pay extra. And since so many airlines cut out these items (Hawaiian Airlines was the only U.S. carrier not to cut out free meals) some customers did spend extra on the little things.

Will ‘Free’ Be the Key to Customer Loyalty?

But now that the economy is improving, airlines are starting to offer more options. The hope is that customers will appreciate these extras enough to only book flights with Delta — or at least go to Delta first — in the future.

And if you’ve ever been on a long flight from the East Coast to the West Coast without a meal, blanket or entertainment options, then you can likely understand just how much value those little things can have.

Delta LAX Photo via Shutterstock

This article, "Delta Thinks the Key to Customer Loyalty is Through Free Stuff (Watch)" was first published on Small Business Trends

Why is Everyone Talking About Data Backup? Blame Ransomware

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2017-02-20 16:30
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The number of ransomware attacks on businesses and individuals has risen exponentially in recent years. Increasingly, small and midsized businesses are vulnerable to these malware attacks. Their data is essentially locked up, or held hostage, and cybercriminals demand a ransom in exchange for releasing computer files and business documents. The numbers are staggering. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that ransomware attacks cost victims about $209 million in the first three months of 2016 alone.

This pressure on businesses of all sizes means there is a bright spotlight on data protection. A backup and recovery strategy is cited again and again by industry analysts as the best way to say no to cybercriminals — and avoid paying ransom at all.

What Happens to Organizations without Backup?

In 2016, many businesses, hospitals, schools and other organizations learned the hard way that a solid backup strategy is the best protection against ransomware. Back in February, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was forced to pay $17,000 following a ransomware attack that paralyzed important medical equipment and blocked access to patient files. The medical center ultimately regained access to its IT systems, but not before incoming patients had to be diverted to different area hospitals.

Small businesses are proving to be highly attractive — and lucrative — targets for cybercriminals as well. A recent Ponemon Institute survey of 618 respondents from small and midsize businesses revealed that about half had been hit with ransomware in the last year — and about half of the victims paid the ransom because they lacked a proper backup strategy. The average amount of the ransom request was $2,500.

Alternatively, organizations that take backup and recovery seriously emerge from ransomware attacks largely unscathed. In another ransomware case that grabbed headlines in 2016, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency refused to pay a $73,000 ransom demand — and proceeded to recover all of its files from backup.

Protect your Business from Ransomware in 2017

IT industry analysts and cybersecurity experts agree that backup is the best defense against ransomware. Just ask white hat hacker David Kennedy, the founder of cybersecurity firms TrustedSEC and Binary Defense Systems.

“I think having a good backup strategy is probably the number one thing that you should focus your efforts on,” said Kennedy, “because that ultimately is going to save you on the day of a disaster.”

But there are also some important steps a business can take to avoid getting hit with ransomware in the first place. For starters, be sure to invest in firewall and antivirus software.

It’s also important to educate yourself and your employees about how to avoid a ransomware infection. On FightRansomware.com, and on our regular podcast, we feature lots of content that’s focuses on user education.

Norman Guadagno is Chief Evangelist and Senior Vice President of Marketing at Carbonite, a provider of cloud backup and recovery solutions for small and midsize businesses.

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This article, "Why is Everyone Talking About Data Backup? Blame Ransomware" was first published on Small Business Trends

6 strategies for winning in the new retail ecosystem

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-02-20 16:19
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Nordstrom named consumers' No. 1 fashion retailer, again

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-02-20 16:09
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Alibaba establishes partnership with top retail conglomerate in China

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-02-20 15:59
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Google Home offers instant, voice-activated purchases

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-02-20 15:55
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Kate Spade explores buyout options with Michael Kors, Coach

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-02-20 15:52
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