Month: October 2020

How to protect your small business from hackers

Small business owners have a lot on their plate and so it can be hard to find time to think about things like cybersecurity.

However, cybersecurity is important for any size of business and if this is not something that is carefully considered, a small business could face serious consequences if a hacker were to slip through the net.

In this guide, we are going to offer some tips that should help you to protect your small business from hackers.

Train Your Employees

One of the first things that you should do when you are hoping to protect your small business from hackers is to make sure that your employees are properly trained. If they don’t know what they are supposed to be doing when it comes to protecting customer data, how can you expect them to do it? Employee training can be done in-house but if you don’t have

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Government support is ‘essential’ for struggling UK economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said continuing government support is “essential” for the struggling UK economy to recover.

The UK can afford it, and support is needed to see it through the coronavirus pandemic and the Brexit transition, the IMF said.

Coronavirus infections are climbing rapidly again in the UK and elsewhere.

The IMF said the coronavirus recession is likely to be more severe than it had predicted just a few weeks ago.

It said the second wave of coronavirus, Brexit uncertainty, rising unemployment and stress on firms’ balance sheets would make for a more “muted” recovery than it forecast earlier this month.

Coronavirus recession

The IMF predicted that the UK economy would shrink by 10.4% in 2020, and partially recover in 2021, with growth at 5.7%. This was a downward revision from just a few weeks ago when it upgraded its forecast.

Britain can afford to ramp up

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ICIJ, Frontline, NY Times consortium win top Barlett & Steele award

An investigative team of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Frontline, Expresso, the New York Times and 33 other media partners won the top prize in the 14th annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Journalism for uncovering a massive corrupt global empire operating in dozens of countries.

The Center for Public Integrity and the Los Angeles Times won the silver award and MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, in partnership with ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network, won the bronze award in the annual Reynolds Center competition, which celebrates the best in investigative journalism.

The awards are named for the renowned investigative team of Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, whose honors include two Pulitzer prizes and scores of national journalism awards. The contest is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

In the “Luanda

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Amazon is pulling the plug early on Christmas 2020

As Brexit looms, Amazon is starting the process of separating UK and EU sales from 14 November and UK shoppers buying gifts from EU sites and British traders selling to Europe face potential increased costs and confusion.

The international e-commerce giant Amazon has hastened its Brexit bail-out by confirming that traders will no longer be able to remove stock across the EU and UK border from 14 November.

Amazon has just announced record sales figures for its third quarter, with profits tripling. Its net sales increased by 37% to $96.1bn (£74.4bn) in the third quarter but its shipping costs rose by $1.4 billion and are now $5 billion higher than the same period a year earlier.

To keep rising costs in check, it is taking early action to limit the impact of Brexit on its operations by ending ‘inventory removal orders’ from its Fulfilment Centres for stock that is being

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