"Employees are also responsible for keeping company information secure. One option is to require employees requesting to access the network via a personal device to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement. The agreement may include conditions, such as installing a device certificate or the remote-wipe software mentioned above. It may also state that devices can be seized if necessary for a legal matter. At the end of the day, it ensures that maintaining security when using personal devices is a shared responsibility between both the user and IT."
“Why do so many people feel that social media policies are a bad thing? The main reason policies don’t work (or get a bad reputation) is that they make it more difficult for employees to do their work. Maybe that’s not completely true, but for many employees, these policies feel like an intrusion and one more rule to follow. How can you get around this?”
Great Startups Can Hook an Investor in 60 Seconds By Martin Zwilling, Gust.com
A business looking for investors needs a compelling elevator pitch (and a great lawyer.)
"Highlight people strengths. “Bet on the jockey, not the horse” is a familiar saying among investors. Tell them the high points about you and your team’s background and achievements."
Colorado Region Economy Improves Slightly in Third Quarter 2011 From the Beige Book of the Federal Reserve
Because building optimism among human-owned businesses helps us all.
"The Tenth District economy improved slightly in late August and September. Retailers and auto dealers reported stronger sales and anticipated further gains in the months ahead. Sales were weaker at restaurants and hotels, leading to pessimism in these industries as the holiday season approaches. Manufacturing activity rose at durable goods factories, and the high-tech services industry experienced strong growth, while transportation activity was flat. Residential and commercial real estate and construction contacts continued to report weak conditions. Bank deposits continued to increase, while loan demand and loan quality deteriorated slightly. Crop conditions varied across the District, but farm income expectations remained strong. The energy sector expanded further with production increasing for oil, natural gas and coal. As input prices continued to increase, more contacts expected to raise prices in the coming months. But wage pressures eased from already low levels."