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Storm brewing? Cloud computing comes with certain risks
By Victor Blake
Cloud computing, storage, services and infrastructure bring many benefits and opportunities, but there are risks that accompany cloud-based services. As the market evolves, some services may disappear or fade away. Consumers know what happens when their favorite online services go out of service. But what will happen when consumers or businesses come to rely upon a cloud service that is later shut down?
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How to deal with emerging markets volatility
Reuters
Since the beginning of the year, emerging markets have been like cats on a hot tin roof. Hot money is skittering out of foreign markets as countries from Argentina to Turkey have been clawed by economic and political turmoil. But even with heightened concerns about the prospects of developing countries, emerging markets should still be a part of your larger portfolio.
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Words matter at work: Beware these 5 'lightning rod' terms
Business Management Daily
Layoff or firing? Probationary or permanent employee? Using the wrong employment-related terminology with an employee can expose your company to costly lawsuits. The following is a look at five of the most common examples and some advice for each one to keep you out of hot water.
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The radioactive new age of social business
CMSwire
The concept of the social business has been lauded for years as the combination of social collaboration and existing business processes. However, the reality of social business has been difficult to achieve for many businesses for one fundamental reason: Social networking and collaboration is fundamentally a radioactive technology. What does this mean and how does your company need to plan for social radioactivity?
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Using spreadsheets to manage risk is risky business indeed
Continuity Central
Spreadsheets are universally loved. They give everyone their own version of the truth, with complete autonomy to update and amend them as often as they like, without interference from anyone else. However, they are completely un-scalable and therefore totally unsuitable for compiling and analyzing information enterprise-wide. When applied to a risk management scenario, the potential horrors magnify.
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Big companies step up efforts to trim environmental risks in supply chains
Bloomberg
Multinational corporations say they are increasingly taking on a regulatory role in their supply chains to improve performance on environment, health and safety issues, especially in developing countries where government oversight can be weak. Although EHS regulations are strong in some developing countries, including China, they can be difficult to enforce, as governments struggle to keep up with growth in manufacturing.
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Banking cyberattack trends to watch
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When it comes to cyberthreats, what are the major concerns for banking institutions in 2014? Distributed-denial-of-service attacks waged as a mode of distraction to perpetrate fraud across numerous banking channels are a growing threat. But financial institutions also are concerned about ransomware attacks designed to wage account takeover fraud, as well as mobile malware and insider threats. The key for banking institutions in 2014 will be to focus on detecting and mitigating multiple risks across multiple channels.
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4 ways to manage business risk
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It's tempting sometimes to wish that everything in business would go well without ever having to take a chance or a calculated risk. Unfortunately, we live in the real world and it just doesn't work that way. However, if we didn't take risks, we'd never move into new sectors, take on new clients or take chances on new suppliers.

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Health care CFO lessons: The importance of risk management
Becker's Hospital Review
At first glance, health care and railroads don't seem to have much in common. However, both industries are experiencing a massive shift in how business is done. Health care is moving away from a fee-for-service payment environment to one that encourages reimbursement for quality and value.

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The costly impact of workplace violence
By Tracy Stevens
Violence in the workplace has a significant impact on an organization, its employees and its customers. The effect can be very costly to a company through absenteeism, job performance, employee replacement and training. Health insurance premiums may also increase, and the company may incur serious legal costs.

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In times of crisis, tour ops are prepared
Travel Market Report
In these days of frequent natural disasters and political unrest, tour operators' crisis management skills are a major concern for travel agents. After all, agents trust tour operators to care for their clients in both good times and bad. Communicating with agents' first — before contacting clients — is a crucial part of what tour operators do in the event of a crisis or major travel disruption.
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Focus on family-caregiver discrimination growing
Human Resource Executive Online
While a steadily growing number of working Americans report they are caring for elderly and ailing parents, the number of employees claiming they were treated unequally because of their caregiver status rose by nearly 400 percent in recent years. What can HR do to ensure organizations avoid such discrimination claims?
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Frameworks can improve organizational performance, governance
Accounting Today
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission has released a new paper examining how frameworks such as the ones it has issued for internal control and enterprise risk management can improve the performance and governance of an organization. Throughout the paper, the authors demonstrate how the frameworks can contribute value to governance, strategy setting, business planning, execution, monitoring and adapting processes of any organization.
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