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Frequently forgotten factors in assessing risk
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The first thing to remember about risk assessments is to actually do them. The second is to update them as the world changes. But there is more to it than that. Even organizations that do perform risk assessments make mistakes and forget to factor in important elements along the way. Here are the five most likely misses and what you can do to avoid them. More

Businesses must consider better risk management coverage
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With predictions of stronger hurricanes in years to come and constant interruptions to the supply chain due to a variety of catastrophes, businesses large and small should revisit their risk management program that includes supply-chain coverage. This is especially true since the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast account for about 30 percent of the nation’s oil production and 20 percent of natural gas production. More

At-risk customer profiling: A tool to boost customer retention
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At-risk customer profiling is important because the probability of winning back a customer's loyalty prior to defection is much higher than the probability of winning back a lost customer. Also, the cost of preemptively winning back a customer's loyalty is much cheaper in terms of human resource commitment and favorable contract concessions required to win back a lost customer. Together, these factors should reduce churn, increase average lifetime value of customers and help improve financial and human resource allocation. More

Business continuity must become a boardroom issue
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Businesses must make availability of IT services a boardroom issue because there is growing evidence of employee frustration and resentment when systems are unavailable, according to research from Imperial College. More

Disaster recovery tips for small businesses
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Small businesses are lacking when it comes to disaster relief plans. A recent study by Symantec found that 57 percent of small businesses have no disaster recovery plan in place. That inaction can have serious consequences for small business owners. Scott Moyer, director of business development at data recovery services provider DriveSavers, offers the following tips for small businesses to prevent data loss from a disaster. More

10 cyber threats small businesses can't ignore
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With limited resources to deal with security, small businesses often ignore potential threats. The best defense is to be aware of the threats and create security policies to deal with them. The following are ways to defend against 10 of the most serious — but too often ignored — dangers. More

Workplace financial wellness guide has been released
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In response to the growing demand for workplace financial wellness programs designed to help employees navigate this difficult economy, prepare for the challenges ahead, and manage financial stress in the workplace, Financial Finesse has announced the publication of a best practices guide to help employers design and implement behavior changing financial wellness programs. More

Face the facts USA: Flood insurance program sapped by repeat claims
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VideoBrief One percent of flood insurance policyholders file more than a quarter of all claims against the National Flood Insurance Program. Since 1997, repetitive flooding claims involving the same properties increased by 73 percent. Taxpayers foot the bill for 40 to 45 percent of the insurance program, which is running an $18 billion deficit thanks to expensive disasters like Hurricane Katrina. More

Many steps recommended to stay safe from identity theft
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According to a 2012 report, incidences of identity theft are on the rise; up 13 percent in 2011 over the prior year. That equates to 1.4 million more Americans being affected by some form of identity theft, said study authors Javelin Strategy & Research. Although everyone is at some risk, the report identified several behaviors that made people more likely to have their identity stolen such as smartphone use and sharing personal information on social media sites. It also identified strategies for staying safe. More


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