There’s no doubt technology has changed the way we live, disrupting everything from how we dine and shop to how we work and travel. While most industries have been forced to adapt, some have managed to continue on with business as usual while technology alters everything around them.
Earlier this year, the NHS in the UK became a victim of cyber crime, when computers at hospitals and GPs surgeries around the country were among tens of thousands hit in almost 100 countries by malware that appeared to be using technology stolen from the National Security Agency in the US. The attack blocked access to any files on a PC until the demanded ransom is paid. This resulted in many hospitals having to cancel or delay treatment for patients.
Drivers and personnel who have access to fuel can be tempted to steal it, causing an acute problem for organisations both large and small. The inability to monitor your fuel and prevent theft can lead to significant financial loss.
Around the globe, views on Business Continuity Management (BCM) vary, but quite often there is an idea that if a business is doing well, why would they need to invest time and money preparing for something that might never happened? Some businesses have a limited understanding of what BCM actually is, which usually leads them to ask why they need to have BCM in place at all.
Whether you own a trucking business or run one, there are some alphabetic combinations that are top of mind — for example, ROI, EBIDTA and P/L. You’re on the lookout for ways to make positive cash flow more positive. In that light, adding GPS fleet tracking to your vehicles can be a powerful tool.
Health and Safety continues to be a top priority for businesses in the UAE, particularly those in the construction industry. Within the Health and Safety remit falls working safely at heights, a particularly relevant topic in a region known for it's love of skyscrapers and an ever changing skyline.
The guests that enter a hotel property do so believing they are safe and secure. They believe the hotel, owning companies, and tourist companies have their security as a number one priority.
Given the increase in hotel targeted active shooter attacks, hostile vehicle assaults and other types of incidents in certain regions of the world, it is imperative that the hotel industry continues to recognise the importance of a managed security approach to deal with these worst case scenario attacks.
Sadly, the world continues to be a dangerous place, with terrorist attacks on the increase, particularly in the MENA region. Hotels have seemingly been identified as a "soft target", as by their very nature, they must be welcoming and friendly establishments as opposed to fortresses. Following the global incidents witnessed in 2016, we outline below the top 5 threats currently impacting security planning and strategy in the hotel sector.
Working alone, outside of the traditional office is commonplace, and an estimated 49 million staff around the globe fit into this category (Berg Insight Report 2013). Employers owe all staff a duty of care, and as such they need to consider the risks to lone worker's safety in what often has the potential to become a hostile environment, leaving them vulnerable to violence, abuse, accident or injury.