GDPR is Coming

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline is upon us – literally. The fines are quite steep if a business is caught not complying properly… I’ve read upwards of 20 million dollars — or 20% of gross profits.

No one is ignoring the potentiality of such penalties. However, I must admit, getting a handle on the “ins and outs” of the GDPR regulations and compliance with them is daunting. I feel I’ve barely scratched the service, and I’ve been putting in a solid amount of due diligence.

Which is why when I come across a simple article, such as Timothy King’s article, 5 Steps to Fast-Track GDPR Compliance: Tips From an Industry Insider, I read it with gratitude.

Most businesses these days are capturing and storing data – functionality is based on the ability to do so. And the internet has made international business available to everyone; you probably have your eyes on this already. But just in case…

5 Steps to Fast-Track GDPR Compliance: Tips From an Industry Insider covers the following:

  • Documentation
  • Traceability
  • Security
  • Anonymization
  • Organizational Awareness

Though there is a lot of cautionary information, there is also the benefits with the article ending with a “Benefits of GDPR Compliance”.

It is an easy to understand article – I recommend taking a look.

And if you’d like some help with making sure your business systems are ready for GDPR compliance, be sure to give us a call.

(read entire article)

Reason to upgrade? Your ERP security

When implementing a new business system for automated processes, ERP security is a top-level item of concern. It is usually a given that your CRM and ERP security is cost effective in the long run. It is a worthy investment.

What about when your systems are launched? It sure is nice – and serves the bottom line – to have accessibility to data from multiple platforms and users. This ease of accessibility is probably one of the convincing points that got this new system approved. However, you only want to give access to the immediate and necessary team members.

In a very quick – and very informative article – Suryanarayan Kasichainula states:

Latest cloud-enabled ERP systems handle data from multiple devices and are accessed by multiple users across multiple platforms. This increases the vulnerability of the system and its processes.

As ERP and other cloud based systems become more popular, they are more likely to be targeted by nefarious coders. There is a reason the Windows system had far more trouble with attacks and viruses then Apple; popularity.

Operations Resource Group uses our same world-class methodology to assess upgrading your ERP/CRM systems as we do with helping you choose one and get it online. It is a relatively simple matter to upgrade your system and keep your ERP security locked-down tight. Let Kasichainula’s quick read (2 minutes) start an important discussion now.

Use this link to read Kasichainula’s complete article in Cyber Media (India).