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Mistakes to avoid in your disaster recovery planning process
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Disaster recovery planning is a complex and time-consuming task when done properly, which helps to explain why, for the past few years, surveys have shown the number of companies with continuity plans on the decline. Of these companies, the ones that actually test their plans are usually a fraction of those that claim to have a plan, raising further concerns about the actual preparedness of those firms with documented, but untested, plans.
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Complying with supply chain transparency: Underlying issues lead to regulation backlash
CSRwire
As regulatory pressure to comply with an increasing number of global environmental and social policies increases, corporations are being pushed to disclose more and more information about their sourcing and supply chain practices. In this race to maintain compliance and brand competitiveness, what role do contract manufacturers play? What is the impact on small- and medium-size businesses? And can information technology save the day?
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Why security should monitor social media to prevent violence
CSO
As everyone knows, lone actors such as active shooters and bombers target public places and public events. In many cases, threats of violence posted to social media precede these attacks. With this in mind, CSOs and CISOs should consider complementing security measures with social media monitoring and response efforts designed to address the potential that lone actors will carry out threats of violence against the enterprise or any of its employees.
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Risk management to play greater role in investment decisions
HedgeWeek
Over 80 percent of institutional investors expect risk management to play an even greater role in the investment decision process in the future, according to a study published by BNY Mellon. Over the next five years 73 percent expect to spend more time on investment risk issues, while 68 percent expect to spend more time on operational risk issues. Only 25 percent of respondents, however, had a chief risk officer.
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Protecting your receivables by sending preliminary notice
By Nate Budde
Credit management professionals know that finding a way to secure an extension of credit goes a long way to ensuring payment. A company that routinely secures its receivables is better able to make credit decisions and is able to feel more secure in its extensions of credit. In the construction industry, a powerful way to secure accounts receivable is built directly into the law on every project. However, certain steps must be taken for a company to fully avail itself of those protections.
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To safeguard enterprises, software resellers come under check
BusinessDay
There are 3 in 10 chances of infection by unexpected malware for businesses that use pirated software, which could result in huge financial losses. This is according to research by International Data Corporation commissioned by Microsoft Corporation. As a result of these infections, the research shows that users will spend several hours and huge sums of money identifying, repairing and recovering from the impact of malware.
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Managing mental health issues in the workplace
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Mental health is becoming increasingly important in the workplace. Once thought of as something that happened to an unfortunate few, we now know that it is incredibly common: At least 1 in 4 people now experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. Employers of all sizes are likely to be working with staff who have mental health problems, and they need to be able to support them while managing the wider impact on staff morale and absences as well.
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Supply chain heads list of increasingly connected corporate risks
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Business interruption and supply chain risks remain atop a list of the major hazards drawing companies' attention this year. Insurers are starting to pay much more attention to supply chain when underwriting industrial risks.

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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.

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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.

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Protecting your IP
CGMA Magazine
The growing market for counterfeit goods means companies are seeing their brand reputation damaged and revenues stolen. Purchases of these items mainly take place online or at street markets, but the production and distribution is linked to a much wider network of organized crime, according to a PwC report. While cross-border efforts seek to address the problem on a macro level, each business is responsible for its own intellectual property.
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IMF warns G-20 of deflation risk, emerging-market turmoil
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Risks of prolonged market turmoil in emerging markets and of deflation in the euro area are threatening the world's improved economic prospects, according to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF, in a staff report prepared for central bankers and finance ministers from the Group of 20, said the recovery is still weak and "significant downside risks remain."
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Valentine's Day customer service wilted for 1-800-Flowers
Miltichannel Merchant
Winter Storm Pax left most of eastern seaboard unable to leave their homes last week. And it also meant deliveries of such things as flowers for Valentine's Day came to a standstill. While most people would have forgiven delivery people for not being able to make deliveries on uncleared roadways, many 1-800-Flowers customer took to social media to express their displeasure with the brand.
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