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Measure What Matters - Assessing and Adapting to The NEW NORMAL

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Jan 27, 2021 12:00:00 PM

“Business Analysis is a disciplined approach for introducing and managing change to organizations, whether they are for-profit businesses, governments, or non-profits; by identifying and defining the solutions that will maximize the value delivered by an organization to its stakeholders”.  
Marta Magnuszewska, Special Investigation Unit Analyst

The working world as we know it has changed exponentially and everyone is pondering on what the new working world will look like. Uncertainty and fear are occupying the minds of most individuals now, which limits the ability to gain momentum.

To gain momentum, businesses have been forced to restructure and change the way they do things. Some businesses have found more efficient and cost effective ways of operating and functioning daily using a business analysis approach.

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Topics: MPS, Reduce Printing, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Innovation, Efficient

Ransomware, Malware & Phishing Attacks are on the rise – Are You Next?

Posted by Vincent Oosthuizen on Dec 9, 2020 12:00:00 PM

What is an Email-Borne Attack?
An email attack occurs when an email is used in an attempt to cause damage or harm to either an individual or an organization.

The most common form of email-borne attack is called ‘phishing’.
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Topics: Innovation, Green Office, Cyber Security, ITC

Adopting Sustainability Initiatives - Quick Wins for The Office

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Nov 18, 2020 12:00:00 PM

As 2020 starts to wind down, your business might already be looking at planning and budgeting for the new year. Let’s face it, 2020 has been pretty dreadful for many businesses, and sustainability may as a result take a back seat in the 2021 budget.If you would like your business to operate more sustainably and even save a few costs (who wouldn’t?), take note of the following small changes and initiatives that can be implemented in any office environment on a budget that won’t break the bank.

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Topics: Reduce Printing, Efficient, Green Office, Sustainability, Carbon Footprint, Sustainability Consulting

Why Supporting Local Businesses Is So Important

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Oct 14, 2020 12:00:00 PM

There hasn’t been much joy that has come out of this Covid lockdown period, but if anything, it has highlighted the importance of the “small man” within our economy. Everywhere you look, particularly on social media, people are imploring others to ditch the reliance on large chains for goods and services – many of which source their goods from overseas - and instead support all things local. And I’m all for it!

With the world shifting towards a more digital way of life, it’s never been easier to get your hands on locally manufactured products, and getting them delivered to your door is a bonus! 

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Topics: Green Office, Eco-Friendly, Sustainability

One Planet Living Update

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Aug 19, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Greetings Eco Champions!

If you have been following Green Office’s blog, you will know that we are on an exciting One Planet Living journey! Green Office has always had sustainability front of mind in everything that we do. From recycling, to reducing water and electricity consumption, as well as ensuring that our customers are efficient and sustainable. However, it is all too easy for sustainability to become a box checking exercise, particularly when it comes to ensuring legal compliance – the heart of it is forgotten, the “why” is forgotten.

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Topics: Efficient, Green Office, Eco-Friendly, One Planet Living, Sustainability, Carbon Footprint, Sustainability Consulting

Sustainability at Home - Fun Ways to Reuse Empty Plastic Bottles

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Jul 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Greetings to all the Eco Champions out there!

In the spirit of Plastic-Free July, as well as keeping little people busy at home during lockdown (you can thank me later), I thought it would be fitting to share some fun ideas on reusing plastic bottles.  Although plastic bottles (PET) are one of the easier materials to recycle in South Africa, they are still problematic.  Anyone who has taken part in a beach cleanup after heavy rains can confirm this.  Plastic bottles are simply a way of life for many people, and that’s okay, however we do need to be mindful of what we do with these bottles after use.

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Topics: Innovation, Green Office, Eco-Friendly, Sustainability

POPI Act - No Mercy If Found Non-Compliant

Posted by Nytanya Loretz on Jul 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

As you probably know, the POPI Act has come into effect as of the 1st of July 2020 in South Africa and companies have been given a further grace period of 12 months to ensure compliance, thereafter no mercy will be shown for companies found to be non-compliant!

So, the question is.....is your company compliant?

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Topics: POPI Act, Efficient, Green Office

Top 10 Items That Can Be Reused, Repurposed and Recycled at The Office

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Jun 17, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Now more than ever, businesses are looking to reduce costs wherever they can and understandably so.  Doesn’t this then provide the perfect opportunity to look into what items your business is throwing away and seeing how they can be reused, repurposed and recycled within the workplace.  There is always value in waste if you look for it, and the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has merit for those creative minds lingering in the office. 

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Topics: Innovation, Efficient, Green Office, Eco-Friendly, Sustainability, Carbon Footprint, Sustainability Consulting

What is spreading quicker than Covid-19?

Posted by Greg Gatherer on May 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM

The answer to the question “What is spreading quicker than Covid-19?” is……FRAUD! To be more exact, cyberthreats, cybercrime and cyberattacks.

Interpol has the slogan “Be Vigilant, Be Skeptical, Be Safe”. This relates to the general shift of focus from cyber defenses to focusing on the current health crisis playing out in the world today, with Covid-19 leaving no country unscathed.

So, the question is? How are you fairing when it comes to keeping the focus on a real threat to your personal information and fraud risk?

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Topics: Innovation, Efficient, Green Office, Cyber Security

Why Sustainability Should Be a Part of Your Story

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on May 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM

I don’t think I could be writing this blog at a better time.  When the planet was crying out for a break from humanity’s destructive ways, Covid-19 reared its ugly head, forcing us to stop what we were doing and rethink the way that we go about our daily lives.  Whew – perfect timing!  It always amazes me how nature always forces its hand when it matters the most. 

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Topics: Efficient, Green ABLE, Green Office, Eco-Friendly, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting