Information Technology

We asked CMs to identify their biggest opportunities for improvement.

How two CMs approach data, and the important role it plays

The industry’s Unified File Format will be alpha tested soon

How QC information can protect and improve your business

SBCA members are helping fellow CMs evaluate their cybersecurity

Increase your website ranking with search engine optimization (SEO) 


A cybersecurity breach can happen to anyone, anywhere. It’s become an all too common occurrence. Computer hackers do not target only large, Fortune 500 companies. In fact, criminals have begun to target small businesses, specifically because they rarely have the resources to fully protect themselves.

Jeff Smith, Trussway’s CEO and president, shares that “it’s crucial to keep your website updated as the ways people want to see things online has changed and current trends and styles of websites have as well.”

Although the majority of component manufacturers (CMs) have a website according to our website poll, the question remains: Is your website up-to-date and attractive enough to be effective? We all know there are countless reasons to have a website but just having a website, especially an outdated one, is no longer enough in this day and age to be effective and could in fact detract from your business. To this point, a website redesign could help tap into new business opportunities and be a huge return on investment for your company. 

Increasingly, today’s consumers and prospective employees are starting with the internet to learn about a company. What they find on the web generally leaves a significant first impression. Given this, there is a multitude of valuable reasons to have an attractive web presence.