In any business, information security and data management processes need to be implemented not only to reduce the risk of information being lost or handled incorrectly, but also to gain trust from your customers. Companies such as Microsoft have suffered a blow to their reputation when customer information has been hacked into, and this reputation can be difficult to build up again especially for small businesses.
When you’re starting out in business, it is far easier to implement these procedures for information security now, allowing your company to expand around a strong core, rather than struggling on without them and trying to change processes later down the line. The latter would not only be more stressful, but more costly to your organisation as well. [Read more...]