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What Would You Do If You Lost Your Data?

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Imagine if you lost all your data from your work computer or, worse still, from your company server. What would you lose? Well, probably your accounts and financial history; customer information; internal data (such as employees’ records and HR data); important analytics; and more. How do you even begin trying to rebuild something that’s taken […]

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Four Really Annoying Professional Communication Traits

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It may be something of a cliché, but business really is all about people. No matter what your business does, at some point you will have to interact with other people – business partners, suppliers, employees, clients, investors, as well as various other stakeholders. So it’s incredibly important that the way you communicate casts you […]

The Four Key Features of a Data Audit Log System

The Four Key Features of a Data Audit Log System

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We’ve listed the four most important features of any good data audit log system so you can check whether yours is up to scratch. A data audit log system tracks who’s changed what, when, and in what way. This information is essential for locating particular interactions, improper activities, and user errors. As such a data […]

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The Three Layers of Automated Testing

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We’ve listed the three fundamental layers of automated testing. All are essential when it comes to getting accurate and comprehensive results. Automated testing uses specialist software to test the performance of other solutions. As such it is a great way to carry out repetitive but necessary tests. It also makes tests that would be hard […]

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Quality Assurance: Three Common Bad Practices to Avoid

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Quality Assurance (QA) is essential when it comes to delivering solutions that satisfy your client’s requirements, provide great user experience, and run smoothly in the long-term. In fact, nowadays it’s not uncommon for the QA team to be as big as or larger than the development team. Even so, largely due to a reduction in […]

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The True Cost of Compliance

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These days there are so many rules and regulations to comply to, you’d be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed with it all. From time to time we can all be left wondering quite what it’s all about, is it really worth all this effort, feeling like we’re being made to jump through hoops, ensuring all our […]

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Big Brother – Good or Bad?

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In this age of technology we have so many new ways to monitor and put surveillance on our employees. The question is, how do we know we are doing a good thing and not actually damaging our business? Monitoring prevents mistakes being repeated. Let’s take for example data audit. If we have a way to […]

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Tips of the Season for Data Organisation

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As another end to a year fast approaches, it’s now a great time to not only tidy up loose ends in terms of your workload, but also to organize your data to make a fresh start when returning to work in the new year. A clear hard drive makes for a clear mind! Archive Old […]

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Field Service Optimisation

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What is optimization? M&W defines it as: Field of applied mathematics whose principles and methods are used to solve quantitative problems in disciplines including physics, biology, engineering, and economics. Questions of maximizing or minimizing functions arising in the various disciplines can be solved using the same mathematical tools. In a typical optimization problem, the goal is […]