The 12 risks of Xmas: on the tenth day of Xmas...
Most employees are vigilant about suspicious emails, but after a night out defences aren’t always at their highest. During the holiday season employees are more likely to miss the red flags.
Inebriated employees can be a dangerous mix when out of the office, making the Christmas period a peak time for things getting broken accidentally. Damage to property when out and about is a big problem.
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In the race to develop compelling campaigns and chose eye-catching festive imagery, intellectual property rights can often fall by the wayside, leaving businesses open to claims from copyright owners.
Sore heads after festive shenanigans can be a big information security challenge. It’s easier than ever to accidentally copy in the wrong email addresses or wrongly attach confidential files.
The modern workplace movement - encouraged by the Silicon Valley tech giants - has worked wonders for the work environment. But with many workplaces holding office-based parties, the potential for injury is much higher.
With office parties in full swing, the festive season is a peak time for property damage. Whether dancing on the tables, or trying to perform gymnastic feats around the pot plants, at Christmas, no computer, table or chair is truly safe.
Christmas is one of the busiest trading periods for many companies, particularly online retailers. But it is also a notorious time for IT failure, when people take their eye off the ball.
Rumour has it that businesses slow down around Christmas, but this is rarely the case. At this time of year, it’s easy for staff to let work slip or miss SLAs, earning the wrath of clients.
While Christmas parties are a great opportunity for staff to let their hair down, sometimes this can go too far. When staff or management cross the bounds of usual office etiquette - it’s now more likely than ever that they will be rightly held to account.