July / 2011

Pay Offs of Training Staff

Training your team members appropriately and frequently is indeed an investment – and one with a powerful return. When your team members are nurtured with the necessary staples they will make better decisions, their relationships will improve and their opinions will show deeper insight. Training can mean seminars, lectures and workshops, manuals, memos and meetings. […]

IT Security as a Competitive Advantage

In 1991 Charles Cresson Wood wrote an article entitled ‘Using Information Security to Achieve Competitive Advantages’. He would later become the recipient of the Computer Security Institutes Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, at its worldwide partner conference, Microsoft pitched security as a competitive advantage. Now seven years later, how has information technology security affected firms […]

Handing Over the Family Business

According to the Small Business Administration in the USA, only a third of family-run firms make it to the second generation. What are the strategies to ensuring your firm is one of those that survive? The key is succession planning. Succession planning can limit dissemination and downfall, and can be a simple step-by-step process that […]