Technology should be a help to your growing business not a hindrance

24 Sep, 2015

The aim of every business is to expand and technology is now one of the principle ways to secure this growth … and quickly.

Undertaking a technological venture can often present many obstacles for most small to medium enterprises. Namely, being centred on security. To many, security seems to be technology’s ugly cousin, as you can’t invest in one without having to invest in another.

Implementing certain technologies to your business and being aware of the risks come hand in hand, though this shouldn’t be something that is off putting.

Utilising technology for success

Technology has changed the business landscape and will continue to do so over the coming years, as we continue to see improvements to manufacturing productivity, data collection and business communication, to name just a few.

Choosing to not utilise these resources presents many challenges; for example if you don’t do it and your competitors do, if your staff don’t receive the resources that they need and they leave or if you lose contracts with suppliers due to productivity. And these are just the tip of the iceberg.

Will this mean I have to invest more in security? Well … yes.

How you pass information to third parties, to your suppliers and customers needs to be taken into consideration. It is your responsibility to identify the associated risks but this is something that you do not have to do alone, we can help you to assess and mitigate these risks.

All business areas could be damaged if client data is lost or stolen. In fact, data collected suggests that 72% of businesses that suffer major data loss shut down within 24 months.

Most companies who upgrade their systems and protocols understand the risks but have trouble putting it into practise. This is normally because it requires commitment and understanding from all areas of the business, centring on arguably a company’s greatest asset and most vulnerable target: people!

The ‘human’ element

In the last few years’ businesses have started to invest more heavily in raising information security awareness within the workforce as every department and colleague will share or manage some element of information. Educating staff reduces the risk of the ‘human’ element of security.

Our information security training course will be running again in the new year for anyone who wants to look into more effectively managing these security elements:

  • Cyber Security
  • Physical Information Security
  • Data Security
  • Becoming a Data Security Representative  
  • Managing confidential information

Through us you can also become certified to the ISO 27001 Information Security Management standard in order to prepare your procedures in order to limit the risk of threats!

Please contact us today to learn more about gaining certification and our upcoming training course on 01905 760303 or email me hanna.woodward@isoqsltd.com.

ISO Quality Services Ltd are proud to specialise in the implementation and certification of the Internationally recognised ISO and BS EN Management Standards.

Primarily working with clients throughout the whole of the UK and Ireland, ISO Quality Services Ltd also cover Europe and the UAE.

Do you want to get ahead of your competition? Win more tenders or save time and money on reoccurring issues? Contact us today!

ISO 27001

ISO Quality Services Ltd are proud to specialise in the implementation and certification of the Internationally recognised ISO and BS EN Management Standards.

Do you want to get ahead of your competition? Win more tenders or save time and money on reoccurring issues? Contact us today on 0330 058 5551 or email info@isoqsltd.com.

Alternatively, you can request a quote by filling out our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

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