Protecting Yourself In The Cloud
Jan10

Protecting Yourself In The Cloud

Cloud technology and remote access raises new security issues for companies Many New Zealand companies may be exposed to serious IT breaches because they fail to update their remote access systems after employees leave. IT and telecommunications service integration company, Lume Ltd managing director Richard Cheesman says independent audits by his company have revealed a worrying frequency in the number of companies with this...

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All Aboard The Blunder Bus
Jan10

All Aboard The Blunder Bus

By Davina Richards When starting out or running a small business, small errors can be costly. To avoid the dreaded ride on the blunder bus, here are a few tips to ensure you get things right the first time round. Get it right online So you’re about to start your own small business or you’ve been operating for a while and there’s one thing missing – a website. With a plethora of ideas and designs available, creating a distinguished web...

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Designing Powerful And Productive Sales Meetings

By John Treace Designing a powerful sales meeting is not an easy task, but it is one of the most important aspects of building and maintaining a high-velocity sales organisation. The objective of all sales meetings should be to increase sales — period. That’s why we call them sales meetings. Entertaining the participants and having them leave full of enthusiasm is a good thing, but it should never overshadow the need to produce sales....

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Working through it

By Bridget Gourlay Living and working in Christchurch right now is tough. The constant aftershocks frazzle nerves and wake us from sleep. Grief, trauma, and uncertainty about our houses and our jobs are never far from our minds. Despite this, those of us with jobs still have the same workload as before — if not heightened from quake disruptions, colleagues leaving Christchurch and the added work of changing premises. Clinical...

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Don’t Like Mondays?
Jan10

Don’t Like Mondays?

Here’s how to deal with workplace manipulation. By Dr Mary Casey Do you suffer from Mondayitis because of a difficult manager or colleague? Do they turn your days into a series of battles, make you feel helpless or powerless, or drain you of energy? You could very likely be the target of a manipulator. Manipulation can be either aggressive or passive aggressive. Openly aggressive behaviour such as bullying is easy to identify,...

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How Does A Business Make Money?
Jan10

How Does A Business Make Money?

The No.1 secret is… By Jamie Tulloch I call it a secret, because so many business owners don’t know or understand the number one secret to making money in a business. The number one secret is tuning your business so as you make a healthy gross profit (GP) percentage. Why is a healthy GP percentage the number one secret to profits? I call the generator of your GP percentage the engine room of your business. If the engine room is...

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