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Better Ways to Back Up

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It seems like backing up should be an obvious daily activity in this technology-dependent world of business where one spilled latte can destroy months of data. With such a simple slip up constantly on the horizon, backing up your data should be the last thing you do each day to ensure that whatever happens, you will not be backtracking and redoing work. Read More

Advice on Firing Team Members

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The process of letting an employee go is uncomfortable and upsetting. However there are a few guidelines that can help soften the blow called the five Ws - who, what, when, where and why:  Read More

Get your head into the Cloud

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cloud computing is an online server that can make your IT systems simple and cost effective; and when provided by a reputable vendor, it can make them secure. Look into this web phenomenon and encourage your colleagues and employees to do the same. Read More

Handing Over the Family Business

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

According to the Small Business Administration in the USA, only a third of family-run businesses make it to the second generation. Although less comprehensive research is carried out in this part of the world, there is no evidence to suggest the number is materially different.  So what are the strategies to ensuring your business is one of those that survive? The key is succession planning. Read More

IT Security as a Competitive Advantage

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

In 1991 Charles Cresson Wood wrote an article entitled ‘Using Information Security to Achieve Competitive Advantages’. He would later become the recipient of the Computer Security Institutes Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, at its worldwide partner conference, Microsoft pitched security as a competitive advantage. Now seven years later, how has information technology security affected businesses and has it indeed proved to be a competitive advantage? Read More

Pay Offs of Training Staff

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Training your employees appropriately and frequently is indeed an investment - and one with a powerful return. When your employees are nurtured with the necessary staples they will make better decisions, their relationships will improve and their opinions will show deeper insight. Read More