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What is a micro business and is your business one of them?...

Posted on Jul 11 2016 by
Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) account for 99 per cent of all enterprises in the UK, approximately 48 per cent of employment and 41 per cent of business turnover. These businesses are the job-creators but often get lost...

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What are the challenges currently facing SMEs?...

Posted on Jul 05 2016 by
In a rapidly changing world and volatile economy, businesses need to be aware of the challenges they are current faced with. They may not have an entourage of consultants to advise them on how to deflect these challenges but at...

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Fraud, identity and the emerging Internet of Things...

Posted on Jun 01 2016 by
Right now millions of new “things” get connected online every day - from toasters and heart monitors, to cars and light bulbs. The mass adoption of devices with multi-layered connectivity has been badged the Internet of...

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Fraud costs UK economy £193 billion a year – equating...

Posted on May 25 2016 by
The annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193 billion per year, according to a new report. It dwarfs previous estimates produced by the UK Government which put the figure at around £50 billion in 2013. The...

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Top tips to safeguard security when plugging in to the Inter...

Posted on May 18 2016 by
Connected devices, smart phones or tablets, are no longer the only things with an internet connection.  There's now a vast number of other consumer products, including cars, heart monitors, and clothing, also linked to the...

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Fraud increases by a fifth in one year...

Posted on May 11 2016 by
The overall fraud rate during Q1-2016 continued to grow reaching 54 in 10,000 - compared to 45 in 10,000 during Q1-2015 - spurred on by fraudsters focusing their efforts on current accounts and credit cards. Our latest Fraud...

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Three-month Council Tax fraud analysis recovers more than £...

Posted on Apr 18 2016 by
Arun District Council wanted a quick, straightforward and cost-effective solution to accurately gauge and verify the level of suspected discount fraud across its Council Tax database. The authority opted to bring its analysis...

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SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cost of p...

Posted on Apr 07 2016 by
Our third annual data breach preparedness study highlights a real lack of understanding among SMEs when it comes to quantifying the true cost of a data breach. Estimates fall critically short and would put the survival of many...

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The Budget 2016: How does it affect SMEs?...

Posted on Apr 04 2016 by
On March 16th 2016, Chancellor George Osborne delivered the Budget to Parliament; below are the key announcements that could impact small and medium-sized businesses. Economy Announcing that the Office of Budget Responsibility...

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