3 Ways SMBs Can Keep Their Data and Information Secure

Every so often, the media reports about a major data breach that has affected thousands, millions and sometimes even billions of individuals. None have been quite as alarming as the recent revelation that all 3 billion users were hacked when Yahoo was breached back in 2013. What’s worse, this information took years to come to… Continue Reading 3 Ways SMBs Can Keep Their Data and Information Secure

Compliance: Can You Afford to Be Reactive?

In most organizations, the decision to make a financial investment typically falls into three categories: 1) It makes us money – New business models; 2) It saves us money – Process improvements; and 3) It keeps us out of court – Fines, penalties and lawsuits. While spending to ensure compliance with corporate and regulatory policies might… Continue Reading Compliance: Can You Afford to Be Reactive?

The Future of Scanning in the Digital Age

In 1957, Russell Kirsch scanned the first image to a computer and helped jumpstart the information technology revolution. From that first scan came faxes, packaging barcodes, desktop publishing, digital photography, CAT scans and a plethora of other imaging technologies, many of which changed the way people worked. By the 1990’s, as resolution improved, most businesses… Continue Reading The Future of Scanning in the Digital Age

The Case for Having a Chief Compliance Officer

Compliance Officer Day is on September 26th, and it’s a celebration of all the hard work that compliance officers do for their organizations. This day of recognition was established to show appreciation for the people who take responsibility for helping organizations adhere to their values and for preventing unethical behavior. Should your company have a… Continue Reading The Case for Having a Chief Compliance Officer

The Challenges of Information Governance in the Age of BYOD and Shadow IT

Shadow IT and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies can adversely impact the best-laid corporate plans if guidelines are not put into place in the beginning, and from the top. Today’s computer and mobile device users are quite familiar with how to download and install applications without any assistance from the company IT department. In… Continue Reading The Challenges of Information Governance in the Age of BYOD and Shadow IT

The Five W’s (and Sometimes How) of Efficient Records Retention: Part Two

Organizations small and large are responsible for managing the lifecycle of the records and information they produce and receive through business transactions from their creation to their destruction. With the almost unfathomable amount of data and information that is produced on a daily basis, as well as the new technologies and types of records that… Continue Reading The Five W’s (and Sometimes How) of Efficient Records Retention: Part Two

The Five W’s (and Sometimes How) of Efficient Records Retention: Part One

Do we still have that? For any organization, this question is one that can spark anxiety, annoyance and even chaos. Typically, when someone in your company asks this question it means one of the following: An important document you need access to is lost, misfiled, stolen, or destroyed and people are unsure of policies and… Continue Reading The Five W’s (and Sometimes How) of Efficient Records Retention: Part One

3 Reasons an Agile HR Needs Automation

With all the talk of Digital Transformation, it’s easy to assume that technology touches every facet of an organization, and that every department is changing the way it operates. Unfortunately, the benefits of being digital-focused are not evenly distributed. While finance, sales and marketing have embraced technology and reaped the benefits, HR departments are working… Continue Reading 3 Reasons an Agile HR Needs Automation

How the GDPR Will Affect HR Professionals Around the World

The clock continues to tick down towards May 25, 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially be enforced. Any organization that processes the personal data of European Union citizens is expected to comply with the new rules that aim to protect and empower the data privacy of all EU citizens. Continue Reading How the GDPR Will Affect HR Professionals Around the World

The Information Economy: Part Two

You have the data, now it’s time to make it valuable to your business. In Part One of this blog we discussed how many organizations are turning to Big Data and data mining tools to gain strategic insights into their business processes, consumers, products and more. Continue Reading The Information Economy: Part Two