This post is a follow-on from my previous post: Information Security and Measures to Achieve it. Over the last few years, there have been several high-profile businesses that have suffered data security problems. Tesco Bank, TalkTalk, eBay, and Carphone Warehouse to name a few. However, the impact on SMEs must also be considered; the average cost to Read More...on
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Information security is defined as the state of being protected against the unauthorised use of information, especially electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this. It is a subject that is omnipresent in both our personal and professional lives. Figures indicate that the cost of cyber-crime to all UK businesses could jump by nearly Read More...on
Giving a business your personal data is an act of trust by the customer. In return, that customer expects their information will be handled sensitively, and within the framework of the law. When this trust is broken, it’s all but impossible to rebuild confidence in your business or brand. It can also result in hefty Read More...on
Employers are legally entitled to read private messages sent by their employees at work and use them as grounds for dismissal. A ruling on 12th January by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found in favour of a firm who’d presented Yahoo Messenger chat transcripts as evidence in their case against a sacked worker. Read More...on
IT has transformed the way we do business – life without it quickly becomes difficult. Even short disruptions such as an internet outage have us twiddling our thumbs. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. We enjoy the new toys and flashy features but often neglect the boring stuff, such as keeping our Read More...on
The need for someone who communicates and understands the management needs to the IT folk. Read More...on
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Business Growth Clubs – a safer way of getting good quality external advice Research shows that many small to medium-sized businesses are put off seeking external professional advice for fear of the costs and the likely returns despite the fact that the research shows conclusively that businesses that seek out advice Read More...on
In the mid 90s WLP ran a series of growth clubs with some really great results for club members. Working in groups of 8-10, owner managers and senior managers in a range of SMEs came together once a fortnight to work through a structured development programme to produce robust and viable growth plans. The clubs have just been re-launched with tremendous support and encouragement from past club members many of whom are still reaping the rewards of the investments they made over 15 years ago. Read More...on
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