As any business in today’s digital, interconnected world knows, data is important. For most, it’s critical. Existing data is relied upon to run the company efficiently, whilst new data is generated at almost every instance. Indeed it’s this proliferation of data which has given rise to the term ‘dark data’, and is a subject which
Whether you’re the owner of a small business or a compliance professional in a multinational organisation, the need for effective and efficient records management (RM) is undiminished. Yet for many businesses, RM remains a headache; something to be endured in order to avoid falling foul of compliance laws and regulations, rather than an opportunity to add
Information may be the world’s new currency, but with this proliferation of information – both physical and digital – there comes an integrated and pressing problem for all companies, regardless of sector: Information Chaos, a term first coined by John Mancini, President of AIIM. The internet of things means that the volume and velocity of
We’ve all been guilty of printing off the wrong document, producing unnecessary duplicates or leaving paper in the printing tray at the office, but over time this number adds up. According to research conducted by Kyocera, the average office worker in the UK uses up to 45 pieces of paper per day, and a staggering
Nobody likes dealing with paperwork. That’s especially true when you’ve just started a business and there are a hundred and one things to do. Document management is likely to be the least of your concerns, but if it isn’t done properly it could cause a number of problems for your business further down the line.
A Government cheque has been consigned to history at the National Museum of Ireland two weeks ahead of e-Day – the date on which Government departments and offices, local authorities and State agencies stop using cheques in their dealings with businesses. The Small Firms Association (SFA) is supporting e-Day, which was announced a year ago
According to the results of a National Data Protection Survey – more than half of Irish companies say that they have suffered a data breach in the last 12 months. The results also show that data breaches, hacking attacks and employee negligence have all risen in the last year in Irish organisations. External attacks have
Office is to be “significantly upgraded” to the status of a separate office of State. The expected announcement of an increase in funding for the office of the Data Protection Commissioner did not come in Budget 2015 but the Department of the Taoiseach has said a range of measures designed to strengthen the office are
Helen Dixon takes on new role at a pivotal time for data protection and personal privacy; never have these issues had such high profile. What does Ireland need from its new Data Protection Commissioner? We now know who has replaced former Commissioner Billy Hawkes, who retired from the role in August: civil servant Helen Dixon,
The Revenue Commissioners have recently been seeking payment of underpaid VAT in cases where taxpayers have issued incorrect VAT invoices and zero-rated supplies in error. The VAT regulations provide that the EU VAT number of the customer should be stated on all VAT invoices where the “reverse charge” applies. Otherwise the supply is liable to
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