With the cyber-attacks in 2017 and changes to data privacy legislation, IT security will be a major concern for companies in 2018. Here are five key trends identified by Deloitte in a new report called “Cyber Issues in 2018.”
Diversity and inclusion isn’t a tick-box exercise – it’s makes legal businesses more competitive by aiding recruitment and retention and bolstering productivity. This month we speak to SME management leaders to find out how firms can become truly equal businesses.
While it’s hard to imagine a business without paper, in the digital age, paper’s hold on the office is dwindling. Organisations that make the switch to digital files save time and money and reap a host of additional benefits. Here’s a list to help you decide if going paperless is the right move for your company:
Law firm managers are well versed in carrying out risk assessments to justify and make decisions around IT spend. However, from May next year, risk assessments become more complex when the GDPR comes into force.
Lawyers – and particularly small firms – are attractive targets for hackers, while a tough new data law spells big trouble for companies that mishandle clients’ information – cyber insurance could be the answer.
Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year … if you’re an online fraudster. Police estimate that UK shoppers — and by implication, the businesses they shopped with — lost a staggering £16m during the Christmas shopping period last year. That period has extended even further since the advent of the US-driven Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales period around Thanksgiving. This means UK businesses should be on high alert when it comes to identity fraud and online scams in their name.
Law firms are faced with some tough challenges in the Digital Age. The government’s “digital by default” policy, together with the expectations of clients, is making digitisation a necessity rather than an indulgence. Today’s question is no longer “if” or “when” to digitise but “what” and “how” to digitise.
We get it: as a busy business owner, you have a multitude of tasks on your plate and file storage may be low on your priority list. But don’t let these excuses ruin an opportunity for increased productivity and profitability!
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