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SBN JumpCloud: Empowering Small Businesses to Securely Bootstrap Innovation in a Remote-First World

Jagadeesh Kunda is the Chief Product Officer at JumpCloud and a seasoned tech professional, with product experience at Salesforce, AWS, and Microsoft. He firmly believes in creating significant value for customers and driving innovation where it matters.

There is no escaping this undeniable fact: Starting a business is hard. If you’re an entrepreneur, you are well acquainted with the resilience, self-discipline, and risk tolerance required to execute the vision you have for your company. 

Only 3 to 6 percent of startups receive external funding from investors. The vast majority of new businesses are indeed “pulling themselves up by their bootstraps.” Whether you’re relying on personal savings, lines of credit, loans from friends and family, or blood, sweat, and tears to get your venture off the ground—we see you. Sweat equity is tangible. You shouldn’t have to sweat about IT security.

The unfortunate reality of today is that small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), no matter how young or old, continue to face business operations burdens. With COVID, these business operations can be as simple as understanding policy or as complex as driving innovation with a remote workforce.

At the same time, however, 2020 and 2021 have been massive for small business registrations and more than 60 percent higher than at any point in the last fifteen years. There is no doubt that SMEs are the backbone of the US economy and will be vital to long-term economic recovery. 

SMEs makeup 99.9 percent of all registered businesses and employ nearly half (47.1 percent) of the national workforce. In addition to that, SMEs also employ individuals with diverse backgrounds, and the accessibility of remote work is no longer an exception.

These SME founders and innovators who are the lifeblood of economic activity face several barriers to starting a company. One such barrier is the technical complexity of setting up IT. 

Strengthening cybersecurity is a mission and partnership of public and private parties. Resources like the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit guide small business owners to learn and apply several tools to reduce cyber risk. It is hard (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by Jagadeesh Kunda. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/bootstrap-it-security-with-jumpcloud