How Long Does it Take to Get ISO Certified?

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One of the main questions we get asked when people enquire about ISO Certification is How Long will it Take? This is hard to answer as it depends on many aspects and organisations should ensure they are implementing ISO for the right reasons, as rushing the process can store up problems for later on in […]

6 Advantages Small Businesses Receive When Implementing a Quality Management System: ISO 9001

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Are you a small business thinking about ISO Certification? The International Standard for Quality Management, ISO 9001 brings many advantages to Small Businesses including better profit margins, an increase in customer satisfaction and more!   Improve Efficiency Implementing a Quality Management System will mean that all staff will be aware and understand your organisation processes, […]

5 Basic Cyber Security Measures

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Cyber security can be a daunting term especially for those without a tech background, but there’s no doubting the importance of protecting your IT Systems in order keep the information you are responsible for safe. Here are 5 simple cyber security steps you can take now.   1. Firewalls It may sound like a techie […]

Infotainment Systems: What Your Car Knows About You

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If you’ve had a new car in the last 10 to 15 years, you’ve probably benefited from built in bluetooth connectivity via the car radio or infotainment system. But when you connect your smartphone to your car, do you know how much of your data is transferred in to the car’s memory, and more importantly, […]

ISO 45001:2018 Foundation Training at Assent

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With the long awaited International Standard for Occupational Health & Safety Management now ready to be published in March, we have organised a 1 Day Transition Training Session with ISOQAR at our offices in Southend. This session is open to anyone who has an interest in implementing the new Health & Safety Standard into their […]

ISO 45001 the Interesting bits “abridged”

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ISO 45001:2018 is an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) which is going to supersede ISO 18001 in the next 2-3 years. ISO 45001 is an international standard that is globally agreed/recognised as the same as 14001 & 9001, which use the same file system. It can be used for any size organisation, as […]

Managing CryptoMining Risks

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Digital currencies, such as BitCoin, have brought the profile of blockchain technologies in to the public domain, and with it comes new risks to manage including CryptoMining. In the early days, mining crypto-coins was a lucrative past-time for someone with spare computing capacity, often utilising the GPU (Graphics Processor Unit) for speed. Processing transactions on […]