"If we have data, let's look at the data. If all we have are opinions, let's go with mine". So said Jim Barksdale, CEO of Netscape back in the 1990s. Today, there is certainly no lack of data, we're drowning in it - IBM estimated last year that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every day - the big question is, what actually is it we want to accomplish?
Published: 5 July 2018
Nearly a third (31 percent) of UK companies that have suffered a data breach have terminated an employee’s contract for related negligence, according to data. The annual study exposes information and data security risks currently threatening UK enterprises and small businesses and includes survey findings from the Shred-it Security Tracker.
Published: 4 July 2018
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can get an organisation into compliance trouble. Take the Australian government, which sold off old office equipment to a secondhand shop, not realising that some filing cabinets held ten years of top secret cabinet discussions between five governments. Needless to say this shouldn’t have happened, and was an easily avoidable mistake.
Published: 14 May 2018
The research, Domestic Violence and Abuse: Working together to transform responses in the workplace undertaken by Durham University Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse and Ipsos MORI, was launched today in London at the first conference to be held by the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA).
Published: 30 December 2017
The augmentation narrative is not limited to products and processes; it also affects professions and management. Just as what it means to be a doctor is going to be reshaped by access to millions of records and machine learning, what it means to be a manager and run an organization will change significantly. The current trend to decentralize decisions will be fundamentally redefined and accelerated as decisions are increasingly supported by AI and data, “augmenting” decision makers and allowing for new management tools and new organizational structures.
Published: 28 October 2017
Graduate entry level employees (10.1 percent) fall just below manual workers (10.2 percent) when it comes to being data literate, suggesting that Universities are also failing to prepare students with the skills they need to enter the workplace.
Published: 24 October 2017
It is important that HR professionals understand their obligations under the GDPR and are engaged in their organisation's compliance strategies. This article looks at some of the main impacts on employers and HR departments, commenting on some of the key areas in which data protection compliance interacts with HR.
Published: 24 September 2017
The current issues around cyber security explains why organisations must assess the resilience of their suppliers to minimise the risk of attack. The landscape of security and access control has changed over the last decade, with the introduction of technology that allows for traceability and time management within mechanical keys. Pip Courcoux, Sales and Product Manager - CLIQ Systems - Abloy UK.
Published: 13 September 2017
GDPR take effect on 25th May, 2018. When its provisions become binding law, the GDPR will escalate data protection to corporate board level topic, thanks to its heavy penalties (up to 4 percent of worldwide annual turnover, or €20,000,000, whichever is greater) and its stringent compliance requirements. James Castro-Edwards, Partner and Head of Data Protection Law at Wedlake Bell LLP.
Published: 20 June 2017