Social Media And Its Effects On The World Today Without The Internet

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You have to admit – it’s hard to imagine the world today without the Internet. However, it seems it’s hard just for some us. A recent study from the B2B research firm Clutch, revealed that more than 46% of small businesses in the United States still don’t have a website for their company. Numerous reasons were listed for not having an online presence, for instance, around 12% of small business representatives said that they use social media networks in place of static site. But the most popular reason by far was the cost of maintaining a site.

Now, while starting and maintaining a website will definitely cost you, in reality, you don’t have to spend a ton of money in order to have a fully-functional, modern site and keep up with the competition. On the other hand, there are some things you cannot ignore if you want to save as much money as you can, and unfortunately, one of the biggest issues many companies don’t pay much attention is cybersecurity. These days, hackers and other cyber criminals are pocketing a staggering amount of data and money from small business around the globe.

The State of Cybersecurity

When you consider the costs that companies suffering as a result of cybercrime – “crime wave” is an understatement to say the least, as a matter of fact, “epidemic” is more like it. Just consider this, three years ago, according to the Wall Street Journal, the cost of cybercrime in America was around $100 billion. Last year, however, insurance company Lloyd’s
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