How can Computer Forensics Protect Your Business Data

Computer Forensics
The increased popularity of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in workplaces has created potential for large security hole. Companies of all sizes are vulnerable to threats imposed by employees using their own computes or mobile devices to do business and access sensitive information. Business owners cannot prevent this trend from taking hold in their companies, however they do need to ensure their computer systems and information is secured from falling in the hands of criminals or those who intend to do harm to your business. Computer forensic is one way to track the employee behavior and catch the ones who intend to do harm. Here is how computer forensic can help secure your business.

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3 Reasons Western Economies Must Invest in Infrastructure

Infrastructure
The aging infrastructure of many Western nations may not be the most exciting or lively topic to discuss in economics, but it plays a crucial role. Infrastructure investments play a critical role in long-term economic growth, job creation and economic competition in an increasingly globalised world.

Infrastructure investments are key to economic growth both in the short and long-term as they will assure Western economies stay competitive with emerging rivals such as China, India and Brazil. Below we elaborate on 3 primary reasons Western economies must heavily invest in their infrastructure.

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Infographic: The Perfect Blueprint for Office Design

World Best Office Design

World Best Office Design


The architecture and layout of the office plays very important role in employee productivity and happiness. The office design has gone through several iterations over the years – walled offices, cubicles, open floor plan and so on. When designing the office you need to look at several aspects, including layout, desks, seating arrangements, refreshment facility, interaction areas, etc. Look at the Infographic below to learn about various options available in each of these areas and how they impact the productivity and engagement.

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Who and What Matters for Small Business Safety

Safety
You may like to think that workplace safety is near the top of your watch list, but in reality, most small businesses are so concerned with managing their business and maintaining profit margins that making sure the building is safe falls far by the wayside.

However, the hustle and bustle of your small, booming business is exactly why you must keep up-to-date on your safety procedures and equipment; with so many bodies moving in and around your workplace every day, an accident could easily develop into a horrific disaster under unsafe circumstances.

Once you establish firm safety rules and regulations, it should be easy to keep your small workplace running smoothly and safely. Yet, while you are still developing the protocol, you should keep these groups’ everyday needs in mind.

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Starting a business? Read this FAQ First

Business Start
So you have decided to take destiny in your own hands, become your own boss and, hopefully, have a few people working for you. Daunting prospect, isn’t it? Setting out on your first entrepreneurial venture is an exciting but scary time, so we’ve got some help with the answers to a few frequently asked questions.

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Practical Approaches to Reduce Business Costs

Cost Reduction
The world is full of ideas on how to reduce business costs, although many of these are based on theory rather than the harsh practicalities of commercial management. After all, it doesn’t make sense to reduce costs if it is detrimental to profitability, as this will have a debilitating effect even in a growing economy. With that in mind, all costs must be measured in line with their potential return, before any decision is made on where to make reductions.

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10 tips for optimising your home office space

Home Office
Whether you’ve transformed your spare room into an office or set up under the stairs, it is essential to make the most of your home office space. There are many things you can do to make your work area as professional, comfortable and roomy as possible. Check out these handy tips.

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Small Changes that can drive a More Sustainable Business

Recycling
It’s a standard practice these days for businesses of all sizes to develop and implement company-wide environmental policy. If you are a large business with a big workforce and a correspondingly large carbon footprint, an environmental policy is beneficial for a number of reasons: besides the obvious (and very important) environmental impact, a clear eco-strategy can cut energy costs, provide clear guidance for employees and reduce culpability in case of legal grey areas. But how to successfully design and implement these changes? While many of the items on your list will be specific to your business, there are many simple changes which can be executed within any industry to create a cost-effective, carbon-friendly working environment.

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Safety and Sustainability in the Natural Resource Business

Sustainability
It is an unfortunate truth that many companies that are involved in the natural resources industry leave behind a large, damaging footprint on the environment. This can have a negative impact on the planet as well as on the local community where employees and customers live and work. It can also hurt the corporate image of the company, and in some cases, may subject it to fines due to violations in environmental regulations. If you are responsible for operating a natural resources business and you are looking for ways to improve safety and sustainability in your operations, you may consider few important points discussed below.

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How to Protect Your Business Against Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury
Business owners must attend to many different tasks over the course of a day. Among the most important of these tasks is the development of an effective safety program to prevent the risk for personal injury and control the amount of workers’ compensation claims that can add to the entrepreneur’s insurance expenses. The advice of experienced lawyers can be an important part of the business owner’s strategy.

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