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How much could a data breach cost you?

Personal online security is an increasing worry for many people. Because the conversation is at the forefront of our minds, it is an issue all companies must address. The average cost of a data breach is getting more expensive each year. This is partly down to the tighter regulations and higher fines, and partly down to an increase in consumer awareness that damages your company’s reputation. From a company perspective, there are also all the additional costs associated with detecting where the breach happened, informing the authorities, thoroughly investigating the breach, and associated legal services. Companies are now also collecting much higher volumes of data. This can be invaluable for some purposes, as was highlighted with the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal. Reduce your data vulnerabilities Whether you’re a company or an individual; no matter the security we have in place, there will come a time when people with bad intentions find…

Have you been to Rhodesia?

One of the things I find fascinating is the idea that so many countries no longer exist. One of these countries is Rhodesia, which is known as Zimbabwe today. A recent campaign by azurecollection.com looks at these types of countries, so I thought I’d let you guys know about a few things you can do in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe these days. North Rhodesia is now Zambia and South Rhodesia is Zimbabwe in the South. The country was originally settled by Cecil Rhodes who was an administrator for the British. It was then exploited and its gold, copper, and coal were taken throughout the 19th century. Today, millions of people visit to enjoy the country’s numerous attractions. Here are some of the top things to do in Zimbabwe: Visit Victoria Falls Victoria Falls is one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world. Dr David Livingstone made it famous in 1885, and…

Top tips for traveling on a budget

Traveling doesn’t have to break the bank. While it’s easy to assume that only trust fund kids get to travel, this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’re hoping to travel more in 2019, here are some tips for traveling on a budget: Choose the right time You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by being strategic about when you actually travel. Avoid the school holidays at all costs. If you’re heading to Europe, make sure you avoid July and August- September is a great time to travel and May and early June can also be excellent. Not only will you pay less, but you’ll avoid the worst of the heat and crowds. Plan in advance The earlier you begin planning your trip, the better. Not only will you be able to snap up the best deals, but you’ll also be able to put a little money…

Gifts for your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is the chance to show your special someone how much they mean to you. What better way to sweeten her day than with gorgeous makeup or hair care products. Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him need not be difficult either with a sophisticated cologne a classic choice for a present. Whether you are looking for a small gift to put a smile on their face or a luxurious present to celebrate your relationship, make choosing the perfect Valentine’s day gift for him or her a little easier with this list of gift ideas. Heavenly Scent Searching for something simple but with a hint of romantic luxury? A Valentine’s Day gift idea for both him and her is a lovely fragrance. Whether it is a citrus, floral scent or a woody, aromatic scent, a perfume or cologne is an elegant gift which will be sure to delight your loved…

Basic Car Maintenance Tips Everyone Should Know

Proper vehicle maintenance is something that every car owner should know. Not only will it help the vehicle to last longer, but it will also ensure you and your passengers are safe while on the road. There are numerous things that you as a car owner can do yourself that doesn’t require a lot of money or much effort on your part. Maintaining your vehicle also means you should check car insurance quotes regularly to make sure you have enough coverage and aren’t paying too much for it. Change Air Filter Regularly If you don’t drive your car much, your air filter will last up to three years. The general rule is to replace it every 15,000 to 30,000 miles because the filter will get clogged with debris and become brittle, inefficient, and begin allowing dirt and sand to enter the engine. When your car’s air filter is clogged, it…

The financial impact of machine downtime on UK industry

Machine downtime is a major issue for businesses across the UK. If not prepared for, interruptions to appliances can have a significant detrimental impact on the productivity and profit margin of a company. According to a study commissioned by Oneserve, a field service management firm, and carried out in collaboration with UK manufacturers; machine downtime costs the UK approximately £18 billion a year. This is a figure that, if reduced, could boost the British economy at a time when the nation must be an industry powerhouse to combat Brexit anxieties. But what is the true impact of machine downtime in UK industry and what solutions are available? Machine downtime in the UK Machine downtime is any unintentional scenario that causes your company’s manufacturing process to cease. With growing consumerism creating higher demand for products, fast and efficient machine procedures are critical to a firm’s success. But does the impact of…

How to get your car ready for a trip around Europe

Planning a big road trip around Europe? How exciting! Before you pack your bags however, you’ll need to make sure your car is ready to go. As part of the #RoadtripsofEurope campaign, I thought I’d bring you some of my top tips to make sure you have a fun, successful, and safe trip. Here are some things to consider: Check your tyres This is one of the most important aspects. That’s because a blown tyre can be extremely dangerous if you’re traveling at speed, and can also cost you hours of your holiday if it suddenly begins going flat. One of the best ways to make sure your car is safe is to get your tyres checked by a professional and consider getting your tyres fitted at Kwik Fit. Check all fluids This includes your brake fluid, coolant, oil, and windshield-washer fluid. Take a look at your transmission and power-steering fluids…

How to ensure your email drip campaign is successful

If you’re planning a new email drip campaign for 2019, there are a few things you’ll need to consider in order to ensure it’s successful. A recent post by My Emma called ‘5 elements to successful drip email campaigns’ is an excellent guide for anyone considering launching a new drip campaign next year. According to the article, one of the key elements is centered around your actual goals. It’s crucial that you understand exactly what those goals are, and the type of campaign you want to create before you get started. So that when you will start to create your email, it will be straight to the point and very clear. Another key element is creating automated customer journeys. By putting in a little bit of work at the beginning, you’ll be able to ‘set and forget’, at least initially while you collect data to see what’s working. The article…

The Risks of ADHD Medication

ADHD medications can be helpful for some people. They can help them focus better and reduce their hyperactivity. However, they can be dangerous and addictive. There are a number of problems that can result from using ADHD drugs. High Blood Pressure There are certain ADHD drugs that act as stimulants. A stimulant is a type of drug that speeds up reactions in your body. Stimulants can also raise your heart rate and blood pressure. That is why high blood pressure is a potential side effect of ADHD medications. ADHD drugs can also cause the heart to beat irregularly. This can increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. If you already have heart issues, then this drug can be even more dangerous for you to use. Seizures Certain ADHD drugs can also increase the risk of seizures. The Food and Drug Administration has stated that people who have a history of…

How small business administration can help you

Business administration can make the difference between success and failure for a small enterprise. The management process is all-encompassing, covering a vast range of core activities from overseeing an organization’s budgetary, commercial and financial activities to establishing and meeting business-wide goals, policies and procedures. Administrative tasks continue to overwhelm SMEs A UK report from global telecommunication enterprise Immervox recently found that more than a third of SMEs are struggling with admin on a daily basis. The time and resources spent on managing business operations is considered by leaders to be a drain of both time and resources, with more than half of the 144 senior managers surveyed revealing that productivity is being hamstrung by a failure to invest in IT systems and digital infrastructure. Reducing silos is crucial to the agility of a modern business. SMEs must seek to bring core activities together and connect them to boost productivity, efficiency…

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