Push for Productivity: Making Your SME Work Smarter
Greater productivity can translate into higher profits for your company, but raising productivity isn’t as easy as snapping your fingers and making it happen. Running yourself and your employees ragged isn’t an option, especially if you want to avoid people falling asleep at their desks. With 42% of SMEs saying that they’re planning to use technology to modernise processes and boost their operating effectiveness, it’s clear that many businesses realise that the key to boosting productivity is to work smarter, not harder.
Recent research* reveals what most SMEs already know…time spent on technology issues could be a major contributor to the UK’s productivity gap. As the great game-changer, technology has enabled, multiple systems, spreadsheets and apps, that are now suffocating efficiency, with two-thirds of workers spending up to 45 minutes a day helping colleagues with IT issues. It’s time to work smarter.
The incoming GDPR has more strict rules about how you handle a breach, particularly in relation to customers’ Personally Identifiable Information. This latest blog by our Managing Director, Alistair Badman, looks at some of the key considerations.
How do you look after your customers’ data in line with GDPR? What are the requirements you need to consider as a small business for the new regulations such as updating your Privacy Notices and know how you will respond to a ‘Right to be Forgotten’ request.
Alistair Badman looks at why systems and processes are so important for small businesses and how by not accepting the limitations or imposed processes of an off-the-shelf system, small business owners can gain greater control over their data, customers and efficiencies and reap the benefits as a result.
In our latest blog, Alistair Badman takes a look at how to take responsibility for your data for GDPR and the first steps for doing so, first steps for auditing your data and why it’s important to know what you use the data for.
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