Very small businesses (VSBs) with fewer than 25 employees are the least likely to view “IT Strategy” as a top strategic concern, according to a Kaspersky Lab survey of businesses worldwide, including the Gulf region, Zawya has reported. Only 19% of VSBs worldwide and 15% in the GCC reported IT Strategy as one of their top strategic concerns, compared to 30% (18% in the GCC) of businesses with more than 100 employees, and 35% (43% in the GCC) of enterprises with 5,000 employees or more. These survey results, summarized in Kaspersky Lab’s 2014 IT Security Risks report, illustrate a key challenge for VSBs. An effective IT strategy is a vital component of any successful business, and if managed properly, can enable a small business to accomplish big things. Many of small and very small businesses believe that they are too small to be targeted by cybercriminals and don’t have any data that cybercriminals would want.
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