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In focus this week is one of the many behind-the-scenes elements which go into the smooth running of the automotive industry. I mean employees in particular who work for car manufacturers tend to take many things for granted, one of which is indeed all the machinery which makes their jobs that much easier. They’re suitably justified in doing so though, make no mistake about it – I mean when you go into work your primary objective is simply to get the job assigned to you done, with very little time, room or mental power to second-guess every little thing.
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Every customer relationship starts somewhere. Classic “in person” questions like “so, what do you do?” rarely lead to memorable conversations that can get the small business leaders noticed. Some awkward questions can even lead to making a bad first impression that ends the relationship even before it starts.
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You shouldn’t need to be told just how important it is to protect yourself against data loss. It can radically reduce productivity, erode client and customer confidence, and even see you facing legal action. So, you should clearly understand some of the most common causes of data loss – only by knowing what they are can you get started tightening up security and following best practices. Human Error Yes, human error is one of the top causes of data loss. It happens all the time, especially when staff have not been well trained. They might delete the wrong files or open a malicious email that destroys your system or corrupts your data. Viruses and Malware Viruses and malware spread like wildfire, and your data is the kindling. This is generally more of an additional problem than the main aim, but it’s still an issue you need to address. If any type of malicious software infects your system, it can either damage, delete, or corrupt your data. In the case of ransomware, data can be held hostage until you pay an unlock fee. Hardware Malfunction Recent research indicated that over 40% of users lose data simply because of hardware or system malfunctions. What’s truly maddening is that such malfunctions are often entirely avoidable. You may, for example, continue using a hard drive that shows signs of breaking down, or you may fail to replace a PC that keeps turning itself off. Water Damage When we talk about water damage, what we often mean is beverage damage. It’s incredible how much data is lost simply because people are irresponsible when it comes to carrying coffee. Unfortunately, liquids can easily short circuit important electronic components, and this often makes recovery of data impossible. Power Outages Finally, power outages can shut down your entire
Many first-time business owners learn by trial and error. Let’s face it. Many seasoned owners do, as well. However, there are things that don’t have to be a harsh lesson. One of those concerns how you gain support for your growing business.