Relocation, relocation, relocation: how landowners can keep protestors at bay

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By Justine Ball, legal director and property disputes specialist at law firm, Shakespeare Martineau.

Recent political and economic events have seen a rise in protest action across the world, with Extinction Rebellion, animal rights activists, and LGBTQ equality being just some of the most well-known examples in the UK.

With social media giving movements a significant advantage, protest culture has captured the attention of celebrities and, as a result, global action has gained traction – protests are not only more frequent but also more successful than ever before.

Further, news of the High Court ruling that the Metropolitan Police force’s ban on Extinction Rebellion protests in London last month was unlawful indicates that protest movements are here to stay. Whilst the right to lawful protest is a right that should be preserved, if protest action impacts the day-to-day operations of businesses and livelihoods, the tolerance of senior businesses leaders and landowners to protest action will be very limited. 

So, what can a business do if targeted for protest action on its land and buildings, and what steps can be taken to protect the business?

 

The legal position

It all starts with Article 11 of the Human Rights Act 1998 which states that “everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association with others…” However, as shown in the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 515, Article 11 does not include a right to trespass on private property and thereby override the rights of private landowners.

There have been a flurry of recent court decisions whereby landowners and businesses have taken formal action against protesters to regain possession of land/premises and obtained injunctions to prevent protestors from trespassing on their private land.

In the court of Appeal case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream Limited [2019], protestors against shale gas exploration appealed against injunctions awarded against them by the court. Notably, the protestors hadn’t yet participated in any trespass action – this was pre-emptive action taken by Ineos Upstream Limited.

Whilst the court upheld some of the injunctions awarded, other injunctions were discharged on the basis that they were “too wide and too uncertain”. So, whilst companies can take necessary action where there are threatened acts of wrongdoing, including trespass, they must carefully define the acts they wish to protect themselves against, in order to obtain the correct relief.

This message is echoed in another recent case of Canada Goose v Persons Unknown [2019] EWHC 2459.  The business owner, Canada Goose, sought an interim injunction against animal welfare activists for harassment, trespass and nuisance caused outside its flagship Regent Street store. Here the High Court refused the company’s application and retracted the injunctions initially granted. Therefore, a useful set of learning points can be compiled for businesses from this case:

 

Information is key

When pursuing an injunction, claimants must name any known defendants or at least define classes of “persons unknown” when individuals cannot be named, so wrongdoers can at least be identified by the court. In the Canada Goose case, the claimants failed to name specific protestors or sufficiently identify categories of persons as they became known to them.

It is understandable that in the heat of a protest, finer details can be overlooked. However, taking stock of events sooner, rather than later, can be critical further down the line. Businesses should document as much information as possible about the protestors gathered on their land including collating accurate descriptions of those involved, and taking or gathering photographs, CCTV or bodycam footage. Whilst being able to name protestors is not essential to taking successful legal action, the courts will only grant an injunction against identifiable categories of wrongdoers, therefore, gathering this information is key for success.

 

Taking swift action is essential

For land and business owners, having a clear and firm approach to trespassers is essential. Whilst trespass is a civil matter, sometimes this can lead to breaches of the peace and criminal offences may be committed. By notifying the police at the earliest opportunity and reporting the commencement of a sit-in protest to the business’ legal advisors, necessary and formal steps can be taken.

Protestors occupying private land must be made aware as soon as possible that they have no right to be there and that an injunction will be sought, should they refuse to vacate. Whilst there is no minimum time frame for this, legal action is usually taken within 48 hours after the protest starts. Acting fast is therefore very important. The Canada Goose case is a helpful reminder of this, highlighting that an injunction will only be awarded where there is a sufficiently real and imminent risk of wrongdoing – any delay in commencing court proceedings may therefore diminish this test.

 

Defining the injunction sought

The courts are taking a more cautious stance when granting an injunction and if an injunction is awarded, it must not only be clear and precise but have geographical and temporal limits.

These were the key messages from the Canada Goose case and the reasoning behind this is to enable those caught by the terms of the injunction to understand what they can and cannot do. Companies will therefore need to define what unlawful activities they need to restrain – for example, trespass or harassment – be able to identify the relevant group of persons and enforce this over a definable area and for a certain period of time.

 

Taking practical measures

The disruption to business operations, potential reputational and criminal damage, and the costs involved in re-taking possession, are just some of the repercussions that businesses face when a sit-in protest takes place on their land and buildings. So, what steps can they take to mitigate the damage and ensure that business continues as usual?

Depending on the nature of the protest, a health and safety assessment should be carried out by the appropriate person in the business, to explore ways of being able to continue ‘business as usual’ when a protest takes place. For example, business and landowners may choose to engage with demonstrators to request that they refrain from interfering with members of their workforce, their contractors or agents, or members of the public. Understandably, this will not always be possible and so providing staff with alternative access to a building or area should be considered. Encouraging staff to work from home can also help with safeguarding and assist with business continuation. 

Failing that, the worst-case scenario is temporary closure of the business, which can have significant cost implications. Whilst businesses cannot claim losses from ‘persons unknown’, companies may be able to claim a sum for damages including any damage to property or land, and loss of profits if individuals can be identified. 

As a business owner, it is necessary to be prepared and quickly respond to unexpected disruption. Businesses that keep in mind the learning points above will not only improve the resilience of their business but taking successful action will also project a reputation of strength across the market.

The ‘Tech-Lag’ Trauma: How the Fear of Being Left Behind at Work is Putting People Off Parenthood

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Over a quarter (28%) of UK workers have said that fears of being left behind by workplace technology are so severe, they have been put off having children, according to a new report from leading tech job board CWJobs. This rises to over a half (51%) of workers in the IT and tech industry.

The Returnship Report investigated the challenges facing businesses when employees return to work after a prolonged absence, such as paternity and maternity leave. The findings indicate that while technology is undeniably helpful in our work lives, it also contributed to stress, anxiety and even family planning rethinks, as workers worried about “Tech-Lag Trauma” – being ‘left behind’ while tech continually evolved in their absence.

The Human Cost of Tech-Lag Trauma

The report looked at 2,000 workers who took a leave from work lasting over three months within the last 10 years. Of those who returned to work, nearly half (45%) reported that their workplace technology had either changed or was totally overhauled – creating a plethora of emotionally charged issues for UK workers.

40% of all workers confessed to feeling ‘left behind’ when they returned to work, over half (57%) said that returning from leave felt like it was their first day again and over a third (36%) struggled to operate the new technology that had arrived in their absence.

The impact of tech-lag trauma is so severe that it is taking a serious toll on the UK workforce’s mental health, productivity and even on our desire to have children. Over a third (38%), stated that their return to work was so stressful they felt nervous or anxious when contemplating taking another break, while for some (28%) – the returning experience was so negative it put them off parenthood.

The Business Cost 

The rapidly evolving technology within the workplace doesn’t just wreak havoc with emotions, but the nation’s productivity too. On average, it took UK workers the best part of a month (4.4 weeks) to feel like they had recaptured their pre-absence productivity, with technological advances one of the most prominent obstacles to overcome.

A third (33%) said it took between one and six months to become fully accustomed to new technology that had been introduced while they were away and a further 38% admitted to struggling with everyday processes and other day-to-day jobs that had been altered by the introduction of new technology.

Reducing the Impact:

Given the human and business costs associated with tech-lag trauma, there is a clear need for businesses to take steps to ensure the ‘return to work period’ is more seamless for their employees.

Unfortunately, the appetite for extra support to help employees return to work seems to be significantly outweighed by the availability of such support. 79% of respondents said they required tech training on returning to work, but despite this, only 31% received full training.  20% did not receive any at all. As a result, over a third (38%) felt left behind by their employer or did not have the support they required to get back up to speed.

There are more progressive ways of helping employees return to work with ease, such as ‘keep in touch days’ and ‘returnships’ – a high-level internship acting as a bridge back to work for more senior roles. Unfortunately, only 21% of respondents had heard of returnships, but when explained well over half (57%) stated they would have benefitted from such a programme.

Commenting on the report, Belinda Parmar, OBE, CEO of The Empathy Business and the former founder of Lady Geek added:

“The Returnship Report from CWJobs is much-needed as it highlights how challenging returning to work can be for so many of us – this is not acceptable.

We spend more than 50 years of our lives at work – that is more time than we spend with our families. We need companies to create programmes and ‘empathy nudges’ that help people return seamlessly into the workplace and feel that they belong again. These ‘nudges’ can be anything from creating spaces where parents can put up pictures of their children to giving people a tech re-education, so they are up-to-date with any advances from Day One.

I remember when I came back to work, I felt lost. I had moved on in terms of my life experiences but felt that the workplace had moved on without me. We need to close the gap and the current ‘keeping in touch days’ are a good idea but these days are often small in number and little effort is put into addressing the skills gap. We need more empathic interventions and a much bigger focus on this if we want to create the workplace of the future.”

Dominic Harvey Commercial Director of CWJobs comments on the report; “The Returnship Report is a vital piece of research that shows how daunting it can be going back to work after an absence. It reveals the stress and anxiety that employees often feel and that is something we need to combat. It is concerning it is acutely felt within the Tech environment which can ill afford to haemorrhage existing talent in the UK. Workplaces need to do more to bridge the gap for their employees when returning to work and create a working environment where they feel continually supported.”

How a chance encounter inspired my innovative business idea

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How are business ideas generated? Well, there is no correct answer. Successful business ideas are all around you. Some entrepreneurs spend hours doing market research in hopes to formulate an effective business idea, whereas others simply stumble across an innovative idea. We spoke to Charlie Howes, CEO and founder of Nude Life, to learn more about how a chance encounter inspired his life drawing business. With over 70 models in 6 countries, he talks about his biggest challenges of starting a business from scratch and his future plans.

 

How did it all began?

I’d just finished an internship in Seville which I started after finishing University in Bristol. The job didn’t pay very well, and it was in the middle of nowhere in a small quiet village in Sussex. Given this, I decided to take up a bar job in Brighton on the weekends.

I was working at the bar for quite some time, doing extra hours in the day to earn more money, stocking bars etc. when I happened to walk in on a stark-naked male in a room. I was pretty shocked, immediately turned around and left the room – it was the middle of the day after all. When my boss came into work later that day, I asked him why was there a naked guy in here earlier and what was he doing naked in the middle of the day?

“Well Charlie, that’s our new life drawing model for hen parties, he’ll be doing 3-4 events every Saturday day, so keep an eye out for him!”

“How much are you paying him to do that?”

“£100 per class”

“And he’s doing 3-4 events a day?”

“Yeah, and it’s cash in hand!”

I was stunned and immediately told him to sign me up, I even said that I would be happy with £90 per session (I knew he would love a good deal), and I’ll even make sure I entertain the groups better than him!

I started modelling and realised that this hen party activity was getting pretty popular, and there was no established life drawing brand in the marketplace (similar to what butlers in the buff does for naked butlers). This encouraged me to google domain names, and nudelife.co.uk was available, I had to snap that up straight away. It was £1 and is still the best decision I have ever made to date for Nude Life.

So that’s how Nude Life started, and currently we’ve got over 70 models in around 5-6 countries. It’s owned and run by myself and my family – my two sisters and my Mum. We all have out seperate jobs to do around our full-time jobs. It’s pretty lean, considering the volume of events we’re doing, and that’s down to streamlined processes and creating APIs between apps.

A great fact is that the original model I walked in on is now one of our own, and one of probably our most popular model we have!

 

Why were you inspired to start Nude Life?

I never realised this until recently, but the primary reason for starting Nude Life was due to the bureaucratic restraints at my 9-5. I’ve always been a bit of a risk-taker, had a real desire to learn and I like to move quickly. The role I was working in prevented all of these, so I was afraid I’d get left behind the crowd. Learning ‘on the job’ has been the greatest asset from starting Nude Life. All my knowledge from jumping in the deep end has helped me move forward in my career. Once you have that knowledge, a massive barrier is reduced in launching other startups and implementing it in other companies.

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How did your business get started? From the good, bad and ugly, what was your startup process like?


The Good?

The launching of the company was a lot easier than I thought. I used Squarespace as a template builder for the website, so I didn’t need any developers. I put a lot of emphasis around the name of the company. I knew this would help organic ranking, CTR’s, authority, and memorability in the future. Luckily, the URL I wanted was available for quite a generic keyword for the product/service. From then, you’ve got to create a feedback loop and iterate fast.

The Bad?

I remember one time I had a life drawing class in the Edinburgh for Nude Life and one in Brighton for the previous supplier I was working on weekends. I didn’t have enough cash in the bank for a flight at the time, so I drove between the locations! I think it took 8 hours in total.


The Ugly?

The biggest obstacle by far was my own doubts. I was paid quite well by the company I was already modelling for, so, I didn’t want to disrupt that. I had to fly under the radar for the first year (2016) as I wanted to use the money, I was earning from my two sources of income. I was my current employers competition, so that was pretty difficult at times! I think at times, working weeks 9-5, weekends and trying to build a company was prettyintense at times – looking back this probably impacted my mental health in some way.


What niche or hole in the market are you filling with Nude Life?

Ultimately, we’re filling the creative space where people can get out and do something different, explore different body types, meet like-minded people and learn a creative skill. Our bread and butter are hen do’s. Hens are going further afield, spending a longer number of nights away, and searching for more fun and sophisticated activities and places to stay. We have had weekends running 50+ events this year across multiple countries in Europe. Our main aim a couple of years back was to fill the hole for hen parties for life drawing, we’ve achieved that now with the volume of events we are doing and the number of models we have on our books – we’d like to maintain that but explore some other options too. We’ve recently launched corporate classes and public life drawing classes. The formats are different (less about having fun and drinking) and more about learning. We have a fantastic tutor we call upon from the Gagosian Gallery and some great models with all different body types and personalities.


How much has your business changed from day one until now?

In the early days we were just running hen party life drawing in Brighton. We moved on to The South East, now we have extended that to involve all the major cities across the UK and Europe. We’re now running corporate, birthday and public classes in areas of the UK too.


What are your biggest challenges in marketing Nude Life?

Nudity! Most advertising platforms have very strict nudity guidelines. So we just have to get creative 😉 check out our Instagram page @thisisnudelife What types of marketing are most effective for your business? SEO! That’s my professional background and what the company has been built on – we only run advertising in months we know that the cost of acquiring customers will be low.


What is the #1 lesson you learned since starting Nude Life?

I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work. With hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

What can we expect from Nude Life in the next year?

I would love it to become an established brand with a voice on nudity. We’ve always maintained we would like to be more than just a company generating profits, but one that has a voice. We’ve started a clothing line (tees embroidered with ‘send nudes’ on!) and I would love this to take off – although we haven’t been able to focus on this as much as we would like to. If we could run life drawing classes across the World, be it hens, corporate classes and public classes then that would be amazing!

The top part time jobs for students – what are they?

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At university, the lifestyle of studying, nights out, and little sleep begins. This can take its toll, especially on student bank accounts- or even their parents’. When the student loan doesn’t quite stretch, a part time job can be vital, and so here we have a rundown of the top jobs which are suitable for students.


Taxi Driver

If you own a vehicle, then why not look into becoming a delivery or taxi driver? Students are no strangers to getting a taxi or an Uber home from a night out, there is a large demand for these vehicles no matter what day of the week.  

If you are happy to work the later hours, then there is a lot of money to be made. Apps like Uber have made being a driver much easier and accessible. This is one of the most flexible jobs you can get, as you only work as and when you need to.


Barista/ Waiting Staff

Whether in a café or in a restaurant, both have potential for tips as bonuses over the hourly salary. Although being a barista may require a bit of training, waiting jobs are all relatively attainable without prior experience. Not only do they have a decent wage and hours that can be arranged to suit you, they also promote social interaction and people skills.

The average hourly pay for a waiter comes out at £6.56. The tips involved with this can bring this up massively especially in peak hours. This is a common job for students due to its flexible hours and social interaction. Hotels are a great place for finding this kind of work, as they’ll often have a variety of in-house facilities which require waiting staff — from restaurants to cafes and deli-style areas. In the heart of the Lake District, one of the newest hotels and dog friendly pubs in Coniston village recently held a recruitment fair promoting part time (and full time) positions, ideal for students at the nearby University of Cumbria campus in Ambleside. Just make sure you have your name badge on so you can rake in those tips!


Retail Cashier

Grabbing a job at a supermarket is a great idea, as staff perks mean you get to enjoy reduced prices on shopping there. As a student, this is very important as money is often tight.

Another great place to work is in a bookstore. If it is local to the university, they are likely to stock some of the textbooks and other material that you are going to need throughout the year. If you can get a job here, once again, there will be price reductions for employees. All those costly textbooks needed for the course will be much cheaper for you than your course-mates!


Tutor

No matter which university you go to, there will be many other students in need of a tutor. Making it into university suggests there is at least one subject you are specialised in that you can tutor to others. Maths and English are the most in-demand subjects, however there is a need for every subject to have its tutors. This is regular pay that has a very good hourly rate, and being a tutor generally means you can have weekly appointments that suit your timescales too.


Bartender

This is a classic job for students, and for good reason. The job offers student-worthy perks, such as reduced prices on drinks outside of work hours. The pay averages at £6.35 per hour, which is above the national minimum wage for 18-20 year olds, and the job offers benefits above the wage such as tips. The social aspect of a bar means that there is potential to meet groups of students while doing your job. Plus, as the weeks go by, your popularity will increase!

This role allows for flexible work hours to fit around your schedule and peak times. Plus, the work teams are often comprised of fellow students, so there is a social aspect to working there too.


Baby Sitting

Many families are more than happy to host students for meals— use this opportunity to mention your eagerness to babysit their children. There are other ways to land yourself a babysitting role, but this is the most direct method. There are also websites and apps dedicated to this, but that does mean some of the revenue goes to these corporations. Make sure to ask for recommendations if you want to increase your job opportunities. However, families usually remain loyal to one babysitter, so you will likely have a regular income.

Although this isn’t a standard job, it is a good way to make money, with a high return on hours meaning there is the potential for a decent weekly wage. There is potential for returns of around £25 per night for a couple of hours where a lot of the time you can plant yourself in front of a television or complete some studying.

Babies aren’t the only beloved family members people need someone to look after for a few hours. Dogs walking is a good option for students too! Not only can you make money, it can relieve stress and be enjoyable. There’s a slightly lower pay for this role in general, but both can be done to increase how much money is being brought in.


Career-relative

University is a step towards starting a career. While studying a subject, what better job is there to get than one within the sector you’re studying in?

If you are doing photography, a good option is as a wedding photographer. Reputation is key in this industry, so you will have to start small and offer lower prices to begin with. However, even at half of the standard price, this can still amount to upwards of £700. Of course, you need to be good at what you do and trusted, so beginning with friends and creating an album to share beforehand is essential.

If you’re looking to go into medicine and nursing, becoming a nursing assistant would be a great place to start. Flexible hours and a decent wage mean that it will be enough for keeping up the balance, as well as assisting with your CV and education.

For maths students, a part-time role in accounting would be perfect. Though hours may not be as flexible, there are some institutions that are keen to take on students studying such subjects for a part-time role.

There are other examples for this kind of work for nearly all career paths. Take a look through any job site and you’re sure to find something within your subject’s career path.

With student fees increasing and inflation occurring, it is often essential for students to make money whilst studying. There are more options than ever for students to get a job, with each one listed having its own benefits for those looking to widen their life experience and independence.

Why time and attendance is crucial for businesses to track and help prevent reputational risk

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By Bryce Davies, General Manager UK at Tanda

Every year, problems with tracking time and attendance (and ultimately, wages) cause governments to apprehend and collect millions in penalties. Planning shifts, creating rosters, managing leaves, and keeping track of employees’ clock in and out times are some of the most important things a business manager does on a regular basis. While some still use paper and punch cards in order to get these done, it can easily become tedious and prone to errors, especially if the company is growing at a steady pace.

In the UK, under an employees’ contract of employment, they have a legal right to be paid on time. If an employer is regularly late when paying wages, employees are entitled to try and resolve the problem through the internal complaints and grievance procedure or make a formal complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission. The worst-case scenario for employers is that they are sued for constructive dismissal for late payment of wages, potentially resulting in a capped £86,000 fine or 52 weeks gross salary, whichever is lower. This is also potentially damaging in terms of reputation, from both a recruitment and retention perspective. 

However, with the age of technology comes new, automated solutions in the form of time and attendance software and here are the reasons why businesses should invest in it:


Accuracy and real-time reporting

Time and attendance software records in real-time when staff clock in and out of work. This lets managers know instantly who is at work and when they clocked in. It shows real-time employee data that allows businesses to make faster, more informed decisions in terms of enabling them to optimise workforce productivity, helping to compete in the market and drive their bottom line.


Prevent “buddy punching”

“Buddy punching” happens when employees clock in on behalf of someone who is not yet at work. Latest research says that it is costing US businesses $373 million annually. Certain time and attendance software asks employees to input a 4-digit PIN and takes their photo whenever they clock in and out, verifying their attendance.

New tech such as time and attendance software also provides business owners and managers more resources to prevent buddy punching with most options are available with little added effort or cost.


Better and faster payroll processing

According to the survey by the American Payroll Association, 37 per cent of respondents say they financially struggle if their pay check arrives later than expected.

Time and attendance software automatically sends out payroll info to your payroll software. This cuts down processing time from hours to minutes, freeing-up valuable time and resources of payroll staff.


Flexibility

Time and attendance software can let you have multiple time clocks at different places. Your staff can clock in at your office and clock out on their work site.

Certain software also enables GPS clock-ins, allowing managers to accurately pinpoint remote workers location upon attendance.


Compliance

Penalties on incorrect wage pay runs are costly for businesses. By the end of 2018, the fair ombudsman of Australia collected over $10 million from businesses with inaccurate timekeeping records.

Using time and attendance software ensures that your business stays in line with the law, preventing penalties that will affect the bottom line.


Know when staff clock in and out in all your locations

Using a tablet, desktop computer or smartphone to log when employees clock-in and clock-out of work, gives employers an accurate record of their attendance, helping employers to schedule and calculate payroll accurately.

Time and attendance software also allows employers to automate admin work, build rosters, improve timekeeping and process payrolls while staying compliant.

Whether you’re in need of a solution for simply creating rosters, or something that already integrates with your POS system and payroll software, or perhaps all of the above, an all-in-one platform is guaranteed to cut down admin work from hours to minutes. This provides businesses with an automated solution that covers ground from onboarding down to paying employees for the hours they worked.

Driving Innovation in Regulatory Compliance

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Tx3 Services is a software development compliance company, providing workflow controls and electronic signature capabilities for a vast range of application lifecycle tools and methodologies. Troy Logan, Director of Global Business Development for Tx3 takes the time to provide us with a detailed insight into Pennsylvania’s leading life sciences technology firm of 2019.

In the heavily regulated world of life sciences, computer system validation (CSV) continues to be a crucial element of the compliance process. CSV is designed to help ensure patient safety, product quality and data integrity throughout the entire lifecycle of a regulated product. Additionally, it is in this exciting arena of regulatory compliance that U.S.-based software technology company, Tx3 Services has positioned itself as a catalyst for change.

Mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), computer system validation verifies that computer systems and their associated applications operate in a consistent fashion and yield reliable results based on their intended use. CSV directly impacts the development, manufacture and delivery of pharmaceutical, biological and healthcare products. Failure to comply with regulatory requirements can result in severe penalties and financial damages.

Pressures have been mounting for life sciences companies. The rise of digital transformation increased regulatory mandates, and pricing pressures are challenging these companies to be quicker, nimbler, and more cost-effective. However, change is difficult when new technologies and process modifications can have a significant impact on product quality. It is for these reasons that many life sciences organizations continue to struggle with modernization in the IT compliance arena.

It is also the reason that life sciences companies have come to rely on Tx3 and their extensive knowledge and experience in helping to manage the complex and sophisticated CSV process.

“We are experts at computer system validation,” says Troy Logan, Director of Global Business Development for Tx3. “Our team is comprised of technology professionals with deep experience and expertise in the life sciences industry. By utilizing industry best practices, Tx3 helps to confirm the accuracy and integrity of data in computerized systems – and ensure effectiveness and regulatory compliance on an on-going basis.“

Headquartered in idyllic Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Tx3 is instrumental in providing innovative technologies around quality control, workflow management and electronic signature capabilities for a wide range of application lifecycle tools and methodologies. These solutions help life sciences companies achieve regulatory compliance in their GxP (Good Practice) systems.

“While compliance technologies have improved dramatically, many life sciences companies still contend with antiquated systems and onerous, manually-laden processes,” says Troy. “A large portion of the industry still relies on document-driven validation which has been proven to be rife with inefficiency, higher costs and greater risk. In our opinion, document-based validation is dead.”

“Our approach is different,” he adds. “Tx3 is a champion of data-driven validation – and it’s one of the keys to our success. A data-driven validation approach reduces most compliance risk by moving away from the structure of static documents. We break information down into more granular data elements, which enables us to better control and manage the workflow across the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The data centric approach provides a panoramic view of the entire CSV landscape, literally capturing all the necessary information and data for rigorous, comprehensive testing, analysis and reporting.”

“It improves process efficiency, helps increase speed of delivery and reduces system costs,” he states. “It’s a ‘win-win-win’ arrangement.”

Troy suggests that data-driven validation is forcing another dramatic change in the life sciences industry. This focuses on the shift from the traditional waterfall methodology to an iterative, agile process.

“Many life sciences companies have traditionally utilized the waterfall methodology, which segregates software development into essentially a sequence of pre-defined phases,” he says. “The agile methodology presents a flexible framework that is designed to drive rapid delivery of an application in complete functional components. This means that agile can effectively handle changes based on new requirements throughout the development process. More importantly, new software code can now happen in days or even hours. Waterfall methodology can’t perform with that flexibility or at that speed.”

Tx3 offers both “out-of-the-box” and customized solutions for implementing DevOps lifecycle management tools to support validation, providing clients with personalized, individual support and guidance. Companies across the life sciences industry have come to rely on Tx3’s flagship product called VERA (which stands for Validated Electronic Record Approval). This quality and compliance management platform uses an end-to-end approval system that is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant, allowing pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies to move through the FDA approval process faster, more efficiently and with less cost.

“Its uniqueness in product configuration, integration capabilities with market-leading DevOps tools, low-cost structure and flexibility enables it to compete with – and surpass — any offerings from our closest competitors,” says Troy.

VERA extends process automation across the DevOps tools landscape, leveraging an increasing number of ecosystem partners to help maintain on-going compliance with FDA regulations. The TX3 offering is complemented by industry-leading partners such as MicroFocus and its Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software tool.

ALM software was developed to provide a standardized environment that integrates all the disciplines of the software development process – from specification and design to development and testing to delivery and servicing of the application. It has become a key element in the CSV toolkit, helping to improve quality management by using consistent, repeatable application testing processes, while tracking release progress and quality to foster greater collaboration and visibility.

VERA enhances automated testing tools such as MicroFocus ALM by providing electronic signature capabilities and workflow processes (required for validation testing) to comply with 21 CFR Part 11 and related regulations. “Regulatory compliance is built into everything we do,” adds Troy. “And that includes the development and on-going maintenance of our compliance platform, as well as the administration and support for MicroFocus ALM tools. The Tx3 Services approach is one of “continuous validation”. This means ongoing management and monitoring of all applications and solutions to ensure compliance with FDA requirements – throughout the ALM process.”

“We take on the risk, so our clients don’t have to,” he states emphatically.

The partnership between Tx3 and MicroFocus has yielded great results. Troy referenced a recent customer that was challenged with a major corporate software upgrade. The client was a multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of products for major disease areas including cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation. Under extremely tight deadlines, the company needed to upgrade close to 60 ALM projects with minimal disruption to the user community.

“There were a number of challenges,” says Troy. “System owners and administrators were new to the ALM tool. The new process required an enhanced approval and signature process. In addition to this, up to 60 projects had to be converted in just 11 short weeks, with the majority being handled during off business hours. We came through with flying colors.”

Industry analysts predict that sales of global prescription drugs will grow at an annual compound rate of 6.5% over the next five years. Worldwide sales are expected to reach $1.06 trillion by the year 2022. Of course, cost reduction is becoming increasingly critical – especially when the estimated cost of bringing a new drug to market can easily exceed the $1B dollar threshold.

The ability to increase flexibility and address costs in a rapidly evolving digital world is helping to fuel the technology debate. As for Tx3, the cloud is beginning to take center stage.

“Cloud computing technology is currently being used by life sciences companies of all
shapes and sizes. However, in today’s competitive world, the cloud can be considered the equalizer for small-to-medium size life sciences companies that want to play with the “big boys”. Working with smaller budgets and limited resources, the SMB players can now compete directly with the larger organizations, taking full advantage of the cost-effectiveness, scalability and reliability of new hosting platforms,” adds Troy.

Tx3 Helios is their qualified hosting platform. It represents the optimum framework for maintaining a variety of applications and solutions, including validation and compliance testing. It supports and maximizes the benefits of the Tx3 VERA product and the MicroFocus ALM tool. The Tx3 Helios platform ensures the quality, integrity, reliability and performance of systems to mitigate risk and drive greater agility and flexibility.

“It is becoming clear that compliance modernization is no longer an optional exercise,” states Troy. “The ability to leverage innovative technologies and methodologies can reap big rewards in today’s regulatory environment.”



Company: Tx3 Services Inc
Web Address: www.tx3services.com

Triggering A Growth Surge With Better Marketing

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Prime Product Consulting’s strong network of independent marketing professionals empowers B2B tech companies to exceed their own growth expectations. Recently named Corporate Vision’s Leading Specialist in B2B Marketing Strategies 2019 – USA in the Corporate Excellence Awards, the firm is constantly changing the game for its clients with its unique model of marketing consulting services. Prime Product Consulting CEO Adam Boone reveals the inner-workings of his award-winning company.

Since its inception more than a decade ago, Prime Product Consulting has provided marketing strategy, consulting, go-to market planning and execution services to start-up, pre-growth and other early stage companies.

Prime Product’s model is based on bringing in independent contractor consultants with deep experience in every facet of marketing. The team members have developed and driven successful marketing campaigns with market leaders like Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Avaya, GE, AT&T and many others.

This means Prime Product’s clients gain access to proven strategies and guidance used by market leaders without having to pay for expensive marketing firm overhead. Prime Product’s services are highly effective and accessible for smaller companies and start-ups looking to trigger growth surges.

“Essentially, we are basically the Uber or Airbnb of small company marketing,” Boone said. “We quickly bring in ultra-experienced marketers who can rapidly solve your specific marketing challenges when you need the help. However, you are not stuck paying for big overhead or a package of services you don’t really need. Instead you can think of it as high-powered marketing-on-demand.”

Prime Product offers a vast range of marketing strategy and execution services that enable small companies to launch with a bang, to create huge mindshare, and to generate major market demand.

“While many of our clients are in the technology space and business-to-business markets, we also work with retail, direct-to-consumer and services companies,” Boone said.

“We specialize in small-company marketing with expertise in goto-market strategies for start-ups, early stage and pre-growth companies. Our services fall into four primary service areas: Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing, Marketing Campaign Development, and Launch Strategies.”

A central part of the Prime Product model is to enable clients to take advantage of modern digital marketing practices. The firm has created an array of marketing strategy templates that capture industry best practices in areas such as product launches, goto-market strategies, Freemium strategies, Search Engine Optimization, use case development, marketing plan templates and many others.

A talented, dedicated and innovative team of independent consultants forms the backbone of Prime Product. Boone is keen to highlight the significant role the team plays in the firm’s overall success.

“All the associates of Prime Product are independent contractors, each with at least 10 years of experience in marketing strategy and execution for small companies and start-ups. That means we deliver successful, proven marketing programs on rightsized budgets.

“All the Prime Product consultants have played central roles in
launching and marketing startups in a wide range of industries. We know what works and we know how to maximize the impact of your investment.”

Looking ahead, Boone and the team at Prime Product have identified certain marketing challenges and trends that are important for small companies to stay on top of.

“A primary objective for many start-ups is establishing ‘Thought Leadership.’ This is where early-stage companies are driving innovation and disrupting markets as ‘thought leaders’ who are shaping the trends and direction of whole industries.

“We have created a practical framework for such strategies, based on successful innovation launches and market disruption projects we have been part of.

“Another essential challenge is about focus and picking the right marketing strategy. One of the hardest things about marketing is choosing a strategy and sticking to it. Early-stage companies in particular can get easily distracted by new customer needs that pop up as you engage with them. However, it is critically important for small companies to maintain focus and implement a consistent strategy.

“You should certainly experiment as you go and be able to pivot when something takes off. But you will never identify the thing that touches off your growth surge if you can’t maintain focus on a consistent core strategic path.

“Since our inception, we have helped countless small companies to refine and clarify their strategies, and employ techniques such as targeted messaging, framing, customer journey analysis and persona analysis. These are all part of effective strategic focus.”

Boone offered up these elements as parts of a successful formula for market disruption and rapid growth. Or, as he described it, “We enable our clients to punch far above their weight classes.”



Contact: Adam Boone, CEO
Company: Prime Product Consulting
Web Address: www.prime-product.com
Email: [email protected]

Hungary for Excellence

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Where the different branches of IT were once separate, they have become increasingly interconnected, and businesses nowadays have to remain on top of developments across the entire spectrum in order to maximise their usefulness in daily proceedings. Hungarian firm Kerubiel Ltd. is committed to helping their clients navigate the complex digital world through personalised counselling. Discover more about how this firm became Hungary’s Most Outstanding IT Security Consultancy of 2019.

Founded in 2017, Kerubiel was established with one simple goal in mind; to bring together expertise in IT, security, and data protection to offer clients complex, bespoke, and rapid counselling. As those three areas have become more and more connected thanks to the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), experts within those fields have had to work closer together to continue ensuring that clients get the most up-todate information.

Kerubiel’s primary purpose is to help clients become ready to process information and personal data securely, in accordance with the European Union’s GDPR, and other relevant rules and regulations. Offering IT audits, security counselling, risk assessments, GDPR counselling, data protection audits, outsourced activities, training, and education, the firm is ensuring that every piece of personal data that a company uses is protected to the highest standard.

Specialising in information and data management frameworks, the firm works in two keys ways.

On the one hand, Kerubiel assesses their clients’ current measures, defining and understanding their current capabilities and practices. From there, the firm then propose solutions to help improve the security and compliance of their clients’ products, operations and other activities. Holding themselves and their clients to the highest possible standards, this Hungarian firm works with state-of-the-art IT standards, such as ISO 27000. This focuses on the assessment of IT infrastructure, identifying IT system availability, potentially risky factors, and security or operational failures.

In order to apply and uphold the ISO 27000 standards, Kerubiel utilises specific assessments, such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s NIST 800-53 to help identify gaps within IT systems with a focus on controls, time and budget. With the information gathered through these methods, the firm provides the client with information on their own IT systems, and how best to address any deficiencies.

The second of the key ways in which the firm work is counselling around data protection compliance. Since the introduction and implementation of GDPR, IT and information security have become inexplicably linked to data protection issues. Awareness has risen, and companies are on the lookout for more ways to enhance their own security and compliance so as to not get caught out, and potentially lose business.

Ensuring that clients apply effective measures and comply with GDPR regulations can therefore prove to be not just digitally smart, but competitively advantageous for clients as well. Rather than simply exploit their own expertise for financial gain, the team at Kerubiel seek to inspire clients that following rules and regulations can be majorly beneficial in many ways.

A medium enterprise with an ever-growing clientele, Kerubiel has worked alongside multinational corporations and micro enterprises across a variety of industries including healthcare, insurance, and finance amongst a myriad of others. Rather than wait for clients to realise their need of the firm’s services, the team strive to make themselves known and seek direct contact with clients in establishing strong relationships from the start of an interaction.

Within the consultancy business, it can be wrongly assumed that businesses aim to offer advice that is simply gathered without further exploration and assessment of the clients’ business. Kerubiel’s desire to make early contact demonstrates a keen interest in offering personalised advice, that has been crafted in tandem with crucial information on matters that are important to the client.

For those working in IT and technology-based industries, innovation is a constant requirement to stay ahead of developments. All staff working at Kerubiel have admirable levels of curiosity, open-mindedness and constant self-improvement that guide their work. The rapid advancement of technology constantly presents unique opportunities for the betterment of both the client and the firm’s success.

Under the sage guidance of CEO Laszló György Dellei, Kerubiel has continued to grow and thrive in the few years since its formation. One of the leading experts within the field of IT and data protection across Hungary, Laszló wholly encourages his staff to seek out new challenges, more knowledge, better ideas, and exciting technologies and experiences to benefit the firm and its clientele. Bringing this approach of lifelong learning in constant pursuit of corporate excellence, Laszló has seen his business grow from success to success in the short two years of its existence.

As 2019 has come and gone, more national and European Union regulations regarding data protection have come into play
for companies and corporations across the continent. Hungarian lawmakers are continuing to develop GDPR-compliant laws and digital privacy regulations that will bring new challenges for all. Kerubiel’s vision moving forward is to utilise its international expertise across EU member countries, and become one of the leading experts in IT, information security, and data protection across the whole of Europe.

However, for all its benefits and how hugely beneficial technology continues to be for humanity, it is also enormously risky. Cybercrime rates have skyrocketed, and they are becoming increasingly costly to deal with when they happen. With data being one of the most valuable commodities in the world today, security breaches can prove devastating to the operations and income of a company. Misuse of personal data of individuals can be hugely inconvenient, but attacks on public services can cripple entire societies and populations. Kerubiel is working to increase their own operational services to include cyber-security and how best they can consult companies on ensuring they are as protected as they can be.

Kerubiel’s mission may have only just begun, but their success is clear for all to see. Constantly developing and overcoming challenges; this firm will continue to explore and exploit the advantages of technology to streamline businesses and help keep society moving in the right direction for years to come.



Company: KERUBIEL
Contact: Laszló Dellei
Website: https://kerubiel.com/en/
E-mail: [email protected]
Mobile: +36(30)691 6421

Working in Tandem

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Working in Tandem

Managing change and building a strong work culture is always a challenge within a company. Realizing that most companies did not have the capacity to lead significant change, Jan and Joe McCafferty started Tandem Solutions, certain that there were better ways to help organizations achieve their goals. Seventeen years later, we take a closer look at the exciting company that has proven to be Massachusetts’s Most Outstanding Leadership Development Solutions Provider 2019.

Founded in 2002, this Massachusetts based company has gone from strength to strength within the leadership sector. Through the use of innovative and flexible techniques, Tandem Solutions have been able to provide customized solutions that involve a proactive, ‘roll up your sleeves’ approach to consultancy that engages well with clients. With a strong emphasis on providing advice and developing leaders to drive the change in their organizations, Tandem Solutions ensures that no mater what new direction a company wishes to take, it is equipped to do so in an effective manner.

Co-founders Jan and Joe started the company from very different backgrounds. Jan had been a practice leader in a leading organization development consulting firm, while Joe had been an executive with many start-up companies. What united them was knowing the importance of building a strong culture and managing change, but also knowing that they could do better.

Offering consultancy to make a road map for change and leadership training to ensure the success of that change, Tandem Solutions helps clients to define clear, tangible, employee behaviors and skills that are aligned with the vision, values, and strategy of the business. The real power lies with combining both elements to build a company culture that embraces change. The unique solution proposed and provided by Tandem Solutions is their proprietary software TandemLead™, the company’s leadership-learning platform and assessment tool suite, which helps to bridge that levelspanning gap in leadership.

Providing the structure required for driving change, while developing the leadership that clients need to succeed, the TandemLead™ suite is a series of over 20 modular learning programs that can be customized for individual client needs. Based on Tandem Solutions’ LongitudinaLearning™ approach, this is a series of online interactive teaching sessions with small group coaching to help leaders learn in small pieces. This allows teaching to sink in and provides leaders with a safe environment to address challenges, learn from each other and break down the barriers present to making change. The ability to discuss problems with other leaders allows all involved to leave with common tools, techniques and terminology to help engage with others. This leads to better decision-making, stronger communication and a positive team climate.

The success of Tandem Solutions can be found in the relationships it has developed
with clients, driven by the adaptability of its approaches. Thanks to the modular nature of their solutions, the team at Tandem Solutions can offer precisely what a company requires of them. Adopting a high touch approach to business means it is easy for Tandem Solutions to meet clients where they are in their journey, build strong relationships and help to change an essential part of the fabric of the organization. By also providing systemic support after a project, clients feel more like they are partnering with Tandem Solutions, as opposed to consulting them. This creates a stronger relationship that is often be rewarded with further work in the long-term.

Never willing to settle, Tandem Solutions constantly innovate what they offer to their clients. Going above and beyond their flexible learning solutions, the entire approach to product development has been rooted in flexibility from the start. It means that the cost of adapting solutions for clients is already accounted for in the cost of the solution, and allows for products to evolve on an ongoing basis based on feedback.

Gathering feedback to work on these product revamps is crucial to the continued success of Tandem Solutions. It is what makes this company a seller of solutions, as opposed to merely selling every company
the same product. Each client has a bespoke answer provided by Tandem Solutions, each designed to match to the specific demands of a client and add as much value as possible over time. By debriefing, Tandem Solutions have the ability to improve a program before it is used again.

A recent debrief has led to the development of a new learning program called ‘PhysicianLead’, aimed at developing junior facility leaders in academic medical centres. Currently being piloted in a large New York academic medical centre, it sits alongside other developments in the Tandem Solutions stable, such as a new version of the flagship leadership course “Learning People, Managing Work.” Both programs are built on the solid foundation that is the LongitudinaLearning™ approach, ensuring that participants are encouraged to adopt new behaviors in their work. This is what Tandem Solutions does best, providing a world-class leadership training experience that can revolutionize the operation of companies from the top down.

The client mindset has not always been on the side of training their teams in the leadership of individuals and teams. Recently, there has been a recognition of the need to invest in leaders’ skills and capabilities, especially when it comes to leading teams through complex, cultural change. Tandem Solutions have refined its approach to group coaching and is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this market need. Their solution looking forward is the idea of TandemCoaches™, with several recently certified to confirm that this would be a scalable solution. Over the next several years, Tandem Solutions intends to expand its network of TandemCoaches™ to develop leaders that can drive change in their own organisations. It seems that Tandem Solutions offers its clients the ability to make dramatic changes to their organizations, while ensuring that not only are the changes a success, but the business remains successful during the potentially difficult transition period. With its bespoke solutions based on a successful formula, it’s no wonder that Tandem Solutions has been able to sharpen its skills and push into new areas. With a rising interest in the services they offer, it looks like Tandem Solutions will be breaking new ground for years to come.


Contact: Jan McCafferty
Company: Tandem Solutions
Web Address: www.tandem-solutions.com
Telephone: 7817293962

How to grow your business from the inside and out

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How to grow your business from the inside and out

Every business owner wants to ensure that their business stays on its feet for as long as possible. With so many startups predicted to fail within the first year of operation, it’s all the more crucial that your business grows from the inside as well as financially.

In order to drive your company forward, you will need to have your team fundamentally on your side. You will also need to have the resources and finance to be able to recruit new members.

Keep a low turnover
A low turnover is so important to any business, particularly one that has just started out. You don’t want your team members to suddenly head for the hills when you’re trying to run a stable ship.

Here are a few ways to keep your turnover low and your morale high:

•  Education: whether you are in a position to provide education to employees or not, it is so important that you allow them to grow and develop within the company. If they wanted to become a finance manager for your business, you would want to encourage them to qualify as an accountant, for example. You can even find online courses for employees to complete outside of work hours by clicking here. Investing in education and encouraging it is one of the best ways to show the team members you care.

•  Effective Human Resources: HR departments are often mockingly referred to as ‘human remains’ as they’re so often equated with those who dish out redundancies and fail to process complaints. In order to keep your turnover minimal, you will want to have an HR department that is not only fully-trained but also on the side of your employees.

•  Management structure: Having a management structure inside your company helps keep your employees safe. For example, if an employee complains and their line manager fails to deal with it, they can then push it to senior management for advice.


Stay focused
If you’ve just set up shop as a new company, you will (hopefully at least) have a business plan with a mission statement that describes exactly who and what you are as a company. That explanation of what you do and what your specialism is shouldn’t drastically change. Remaining a tight focus on what you offer and how you can offer it to the best of your ability is one of the best ways to grow your business. It shows dedication to your craft and a willingness to continue to refine and develop your services. For example, the site travel comparison site Trivago used this ideology when they set their sites on growing and expanding. They knew what their corner of the market was, and that the only way to grow their reputation was to focus on it and excel at it.

Find a new customer base
When it comes to selling products to your customer base, you should always find ways to grow and expand who you are selling to – customer loyalty is ideal, and that comes through excellent customer service and a premium product. However, by doing some market research you could potentially uncover a whole new demographic who might just be interested in what you have to offer. You might be surprised by how your product actually meets a different need for a whole new customer base; for example, Apple did this with their products. They once relied on the artistic, designer community to buy their products, before moving into a more commercialized approach.

If you’re keen to make the most of happy customers, don’t forget to ask them for positive feedback. If someone has something positive to say about your product or service, then you should encourage them to leave a review on your business social media profiles, such as Facebook. Or, a retweet that’s pinned to your profile helps to broadcast the positive reviews you are receiving. If you’re feeling extra cheeky, asking for a quote for your website will help to make your online presence stand out just that little bit more: you’re proving that you practice what you preach.

Keep one eye on the competition
In terms of external influences, there’s nothing that’s quite as important as the competition you have to work against. As a business owner, you’ll be happy to know that there are software tools that help you to research your competition and their methods. However, your research should not just be entirely reliant on software. Instead, you should take an active interest in your sector.

Take a look at new businesses that are launching, established large-scale companies, and those who are making a bit of a name for themselves with something new. You should also take a look at their marketing strategies and identify what makes for a successful campaign, and what leaves other companies relatively ignored.

Have a strong online presence
Any business, new or old, should have an online presence that demands attention. Whether it’s in the graphics and design you use, the strength of your online content or the way you engage with customers, you should not be neglecting a website or social media. If you’re intimidated by the prospect of owning a website, then using something such as WordPress could be a helpful platform to start from. Your website should not just be a go-to point for information, but also a place where customers can find out about your back-story, and what you have to offer.

Growing your business from both the inside and out requires a multi-faceted approach. You should ensure your employees are happy, as this creates stability. Allowing them to pursue career paths within your company helps to generate new and valuable expertise, too. On top of this, you need to ensure that your market research is put to use effectively. Try opening your product up to new and exciting demographics, and be sure to capture any positive reviews that come in. Above all, make sure that you stay focused on who you are as a company and what unique angle you can bring to the market.

Issue 11 2019

Issue 11 2019

Welcome to the November edition of Corporate Vision magazine. As always, we aim to bring you all of the latest news, features and insightful pieces from across the global corporate landscape.


As a publication, we’ve always endeavoured to showcase businesses that are driving innovation and creativity in their respective industries. To spotlight companies that are overcoming difficulty and setting best practices to establish an altogether brighter future for business. Of course, this issue is no different. From top-tier coaching firms, to ground-breaking IT solutions, these companies are truly setting the pace for others to follow.

On the cover of our November issue is Tandem Solutions. Founded in 2002 by Jan and Joe McCafferty, Tandem Solutions has forged an incredible reputation on the back of their leadership consultancy-focused solutions. Here, Jan and Joe offer some insight into their own personal work ethic and secrets to their enduring success.

Naturally, there’s plenty more inside, with next-generation realtors, financial experts and technology leaders appearing within these pages. In the meantime, the team here at Corporate Vision magazine sincerely hope that you enjoy reading this issue.

As we always love to hear from our readers, so please do get in touch.

How The Cloud Can Improve Business Security

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Cybersecurity is a huge problem that affects businesses of all sizes and in all industries. Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their threats, but the good news is that there are lots of highly effective ways to protect your business which can stop cybercriminals in their tracks and allow you to run your business with confidence. One of the best ways to improve your business security is with the cloud and there are a few different ways that you can use this to boost security and stay safe at all times. Read on to find out more about using the cloud to improve safety.


Data Security

Many businesses are hesitant to use the cloud because there have been so many stories of data breaches in the past. While it is true that the cloud has not always been secure, you will find that big improvements have been made in recent years and many impressive new security features have been implemented. These can safeguard your data and provide greater safety than on-premise solutions. Data encryption is one of the most common forms of security and a great way to make sure that only those that are authorized to access data are able to.

Identity & Access Credentials Management

The cloud provides every member of staff with just one login credential which streamlines identity and access management (IAM) by providing them easy access only to what they are authorized to access and leaves behind a full trail in case of any kind of breach (accidental or malicious). You can easily limit who can access what and easily stop access to the network for one employee if required (if they quit, for example).

Scaling Up

If you decide to scale up the business with new locations then it is incredibly easy and straightforward to set up your cybersecurity when your networks are cloud-based. This can be a real headache otherwise, but with the cloud, you simply plug in the access points, turn them on and connect to the Wi-Fi and all of your protection will be in place.

Cloud Security Technology

There is also cloud security technology available from specialists like www.mcafee.com. This can give you much greater visibility and control over your data in the cloud which can make it quick and easy to set up controls, identify malicious behavior, prevent malware and prevent the loss of data amongst various other security benefits.

Compliance

Some businesses worry that outsourcing critical workloads to cloud providers means that they won’t be compliant with regulatory requirements, but you often find that managed cloud providers usually offer capabilities which allow you to adapt your environments and have capabilities so that your sensitive data is compliant and safe at all times.

It is understandable to have some concerns over safety when it comes to the cloud, especially when you look at the number of breaches that occurred in the past. Fortunately, security has improved a lot since then and now it is actually a smart place to store your data and can help you to boost cybersecurity.