An overwhelming 89% of British SMEs are interested in what the general election could mean for their business, according to data from Zurich, but opinion is divided about the potential consequences.
One in five (21%) SME decision makers surveyed predict the outcome of the election will be positive for their business, but 27% think it will have no impact, and 40% say they don’t know. Just 12% are worried that the outcome will be negative for them. Continue reading →
Up to 47% of people in the SME industry now use their personal mobile devices for work purposes
Employees could inadvertently expose company data through use of personal devices
However, staff using their own devices at work could help boost efficiency and effectiveness
SME’s should consider enabling their workforce through a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy which seeks to minimise risk
Safeguarding their IT network is already a challenge for many companies. Add to this the trend for employees to use their own tablets and smartphones at work, and keeping your corporate network safe becomes a serious headache.
But, as long as employers follow careful steps, staff using their own devices at work could help boost efficiency and effectiveness and be something businesses should embrace, rather than fear.
With winter fast approaching it’s important that employers and property owners take reasonable precautions to protect themselves, their businesses and their employees from effects of the weather. Continue reading →