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Author Archives: Jonathan Hirst
Do you know what you don’t know? It’s not a tongue twister but an important question that all organisations must ask themselves when thinking about the risk that cyber crime presents to their business. The European Commission has announced that tough penalties will be levied on businesses that do not abide by security policies. From …
I attended the IoD MP’s Panel event at the Mint Hotel so thought I’d share my experiences, thoughts and musings after the event. Firstly I have to say it was a very well organised event thanks to Charlotte Britton. The Mint Hotel is a great venue and thank goodness it was on a Friday lunchtime …
All of our guys here at Network Marketing Towers spend their fair share of time on the usual social media channels; Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Few of them though have synched those accounts (although I am probably the exception) and prefer to keep their work and home lives separate. As a business owner, for me it is easier to share content across all platforms and because the range of things I talk about often transcends the ‘circles’ I live in, I hope no-one gets too offended on LinkedIn if they see an update following a tweet about a lovely filet mignon and Borollo I had the night before. The key here is that I am a business owner and therefore don’t ‘report in’ to anyone (and as a result I’m unlikely to say anything too extreme…). Read More »
As a business owner I am ever aware of the government’s projected figures for the economy and their predictions of slow, if not stagnant growth. However, very kindly, the government has suggested that small business will bear the brunt of the responsibility to lead that growth. (Take a look at banking and utilities profit figures and sometimes I am puzzled as to why, but that’s for another blog…) Read More »
The spate of recent high profile security breaches prove that no organisation is safe from cyber attack. Sony’s data catastrophe shows that even the biggest corporate giants are fallible. Recently Apple also appear to have been exposed. Unfortunately those most at risk tend to be small businesses, who typically don’t pay sufficient attention to their …