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Information Security is really Risk Management. Change your Perspective

Information Security in some organizations is considered to be a roadblock to doing business. In some cases, unfortunately, this has been true, and it’s because the business do not view information security as risk management, and because IT do not present it as such. Most organizations have a risk management function, and business units deal … read more


Do You Have a Strong Information Security Awareness Program?

You’ve analyzed the risks and decided to implement an Information Security Awareness Program for your employees. What should you include in such a program? The following provides some examples of what you should be telling your staff about in any Information Security Awareness Program. Personal Information Security: Many employees do not believe information security in … read more


IT Security Alert!!! Are Your Employees Endangering You?

Your employees could be the greatest danger when it comes to IT security and protecting your organization’s information. You have ensured that some of the best technology available has been deployed to protect your organization: firewalls, anti-virus, web filtering and more, but what have you done to educate and empower your staff on information security … read more


The CEO as an Organization’s Chief Communications Officer

The role of the Chief Executive Officer has never been more complex and all encompassing. While outcomes and performance will always be the CEO’s primary focus, accountability for today’s leader goes well beyond this, and stretches into new and expanded core competencies. For many – some are natural leadership traits, many others are learned skills. … read more


Are you under Pressure to Win Proposals and RFP’s?

Are you under Pressure to Win Proposals and RFP’s? Is it your responsibility to respond to RFPs and Proposals within your organization? Last week we received this thank you letter from one of our clients:                   What strikes us about this thank you note, is how the … read more


Is your Brand meaningful to your target audience?

As the needs and wants of the consumer change and alter – your Brand needs to evolve too. What to do if your Brand isn’t working? As a key to Brand success, evolution must be included in your Brand Strategy. Remaining on target can be challenging – it means you must always understand your current … read more


Driverless Truck?

The Driverless Truck? It’s a TRAIN! There has been a lot of hype and excitement surrounding the new phenomenon that is the “driverless truck” and the endless possibilities it presents to the future of the Logistics industry. The idea of the “driverless truck” must be hugely appealing to transport companies already facing significant pay increases … read more


The CEO as an Organization’s Chief Advocacy Officer

As the priorities and strategies for an organization change and evolve, so do the list of core competencies for today’s leaders. For CEO’s, one must constantly adapt to the new and/or expanded skill sets required to be successful in your role. Many skills, which were previously treated as transactional task and delegated through the organization, … read more


IT Risk Management – Understanding and Managing your IT Risks

As IT Leaders, we must be able to understand the risks we face, and how to address them. Understanding and managing your IT risks by categorizing them and then rating them are the first steps in being able to address IT risk. Here are the steps you should take to begin managing your IT risks … read more


Driver Shortages – The Ugly Truth

The issue of driver shortages in the Truck Driving industry is hardly new but it is one that will continue to rise. This is due to there being a severe dearth of talent coming into the profession and lots more leaving it. Why? Simply put, Truck Driving is no longer appealing to young people. This … read more


The 5 Hidden Benefits of Branding

Branding is worth the investment – a unique own-able Brand Strategy will separate you from your competitors, increase your revenues and provide a few hidden benefits. As your Brand Strategy is developed and activated, you’re Brand Positioning will start to take effect and awareness will grow – this may take a little time, but soon … read more


Logistics Expertise through Experience

Expertise through Experience I have been involved in Logistics for over 20 years and my logistics expertise ensures that I have a unique understanding and full appreciation of the complete logistics life cycle. Gaining my truck drivers licence 3 months after my 21st birthday, I self-funded both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Commercial Law … read more