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Business Security Challenges in a Changing Environment

Over recent times there have been many damaging data breaches. The result is that protecting sensitive information is now viewed as having a very high priority across many organizations. The potential costs that can be incurred, including legal penalties, damaged reputations, and lost customers are so high that to lay the entire responsibility of data security on the IT department is to bury the corporate head in the sand. It is imperative that the problems are addressed across the entire organization. One of the difficulties is that businesses exist within…

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7 Benefits of Riding to Work on a Motorbike

Sure, it’s more involved and you can’t do your makeup in it, but riding a motorbike to work has many benefits over driving a car. The first one is obvious: Save The Planet Motorbikes typically get 30 to over a 100 miles per gallon, while cars struggle to get to 40 and only the smart fortwo gets 70 (if you’re in Canada or Europe, that is; thanks to absurdist regulation, the mileage on a U.S. fortwo is just 36 mpg). In addition, it just takes less stuff to make a…

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Bonds versus Shares — The Boss’s Side

When you’re the boss of a company, you have to run it so that it’s profitable. Sometimes you need extra capital, and there are different ways of raising it. In terms of seeking investors, there are two main instruments you can do it with: shares and (corporate) bonds. Which one do you go with? Shares — your flexible friend The benefit of shares is that if you’re running a highly profitable company, there’s greater chance of people investing it. Better still, they’ll be willing to invest more. This generates more…

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How Employees Waste Their Time at Work

As a manager, it never ceases to amaze me how employees will find ways to waste their time at work.  Over the last ten years, I’ve probably seen, heard, or caught employees doing just about everything in the workplace.   Here are some of the more common and not-so-common ways that I’ve seen employees waste their time at work, along with a few fun stories. Internet Browsing For most people, including myself, a little Internet browsing here and there is no problem.  I’m not going to say I never check…

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