Entrepreneurship in 2017: A Great Way to Chase New Directions in Life 43

Entrepreneurship in 2017: A Great Way to Chase New Directions in Life

This is a guest post by Abi Cool, the Director of Search at Marketing Wind, and an experienced SEO Outreach expert and advertisement specialist.

Providing SEO services to hundreds of entrepreneurs showed us that in 2017 if there is one thing that’s stopping anyone from achieving their dreams, it is themselves.

With unlimited options of earnings and growth in the global industry, ranging from earning from guest posting services and content writing, to providing advanced technological solutions, all you need is an idea and a support system to help turn your idea into reality if you want to be an entrepreneur in 2017.

Entrepreneurship in 2017 is going to be a lot more than just sales and marketing. And in order to make you aware of the change, we have created a list of ways entrepreneurship will take a new direction in 2017:


With the fast-paced environment, technology has been there for years. But 2017 is going to see some breakthrough innovation in technology related start-ups.

With platform economies already rising we will see all walks of life using technology ranging from travel guide services to home based food businesses.

Anything and everything will move towards technology and innovation.

Clean Techs.

‘Save the earth and be green and clean‘ is going to be the motto of several entrepreneurs of 2017.

They will introduce clean energy related solutions such as bio-technology, renewable energy and even in food products.

Big Data.

Running a Miami SEO service, we know the importance of data for entrepreneurs.

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur of 2017 then you need to familiarize yourself with big data because unless and until you know big data, you won’t be able to know the demands of your customer base.

So, utilize big data either to come up with ideas to cater the consumer base, or to grow if you are already an entrepreneur.

Don’t Give Up.

If you are an entrepreneur striving to grow, then one thing you need to know in 2017 is that 90% of the start-ups fail and yours might, too.

But the key to success is not giving up. If you want your life to go in a new direction in 2017 then you need to look at failure as an opportunity to grow and a minor set-back, not something that is stopping you.

Start-ups in 2017 are majorly going to be technology and shared economy related.

With Uber and Airbnb types of platforms seeing unparalleled success, more food businesses, and even traditional service providers are looking to introduce places that help them capitalize on the shared economy.

So if you want your life to take a new turn in 2017, it’s time to start researching your local or international consumer base and come up with ideas that can help you succeed.

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Data Is Important to Your Business’s Operations: Keep It as Safe as It Is Accessible 4

The Secret to Designing Perfect Landing Pages

Computers have been able to move files between one another since the technology’s very early days. The first File Transfer Protocol (FTP) technology emerged in 1971. Back then, network administrators only needed to move data from one place to the next; security was not an issue. Furthermore, since the computers were probably in the same room, the data did not have very far to go.

Today, there are many ways to move data efficiently and safely over long distances. MOVEit by ipswitch is a good example. It’s very robust yet also very easy to use. It also has a number of audit trail and compliance features that really make it a useful program.

How do you know for sure whether Moveit or some other program is the right one for your business?

What is Secure File Transfer?

FTP still works very well when there is absolutely no need for security, but these instances are few and far between. Some of today’s most popular file transfer options are:

  • Secure File Transfer Protocol: As the name implies, SFTP is FTP plus encryption. The combination is very fast and prevents network eavesdropping. SCP (Secure Copy) is a closely related protocol.
  • Managed File Transfer: MFT is a much more complex option. In addition to file security, it adds a variety of audit, management, reliability, and other features.
  • Email Encryption: Instead of transferring the file as an attachment, a secure email sends a link. Then, the recipient can download the document from a secure site. Moreover, email encryption enables users to send very large files with little drama.
  • Hosting: Originally, file hosting services supported document collaboration and nothing else. Lately, security features have emerged as well, making network hosting a viable secure file transfer option.

All these methods rely on access control. Typically, that involves a username and password. Depending on the organization’s needs, the access control can be much tighter. Usually, this process involves an Identity and Access Management (IAM) system.

Some File Transfer Features

In its most basic form, secure file transfer relies on command line interfaces. This system is automated and not designed for user interface, so there are very few additional features. On the other hand, command line interfaces are very low-cost and allow organizations to maintain control over file security even if they use cloud providers.

SFTP is still the best option for most businesses, but SFTP by itself often falls short. Consider adding additional features like:

  • Auditing: Sometimes, auditing functions are available as an add-on. But organizations that also have compliance issues in this area, such as those that handle Personal Identifying Information (PII), may be better off with MFT.
  • Scheduling: This need is not as common but it’s still out there. Sometimes, users need to send documents at certain times of the day, usually to avoid bandwidth conflicts. Customers with scheduling needs almost always need MFT, because its systems are very robust.
  • Indirect Transfer: Only MFT allows users to send documents to an intermediary server when then forwards them to the recipients. The user and recipient are isolated from each other, and such transfers are easier to track.

Consider the options carefully before making a decision. Then, go with an established provider who stands by its products.