How to Ensure Your Organization Is Ready for E-discovery: Your Road Map to Compliance

Unfortunately, electronic documents are rarely categorized based on records management standards or retention policies. Organizations facing numerous claims, litigations, government investigations, or audits realize that identifying, locating, and reviewing electronic data is time-consuming and costly. A solution that helps archive and search for your vital electronic data can also ease your efforts to comply. Learn more.

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Global Data Privacy Ensuring International Compliance for Your Organization

In an increasingly global and interconnected economy, many companies are moving to cloud-based, global HR solutions. But for multinational and other large organizations, this means meeting stringent region-specific rules and regulations governing data privacy. It’s important to understand not only the applicable policies for the region in which your company is headquartered, but also for each jurisdiction where your company has employees.

Each employer has the responsibility to learn and follow the relevant international regulations regarding data privacy. Learn which of these provisions applies to your organization and what you can do to ensure compliance in this white paper.

Privacy is likely to be a critical topic for multinational organizations for years to come. Therefore each multinational organization must seriously consider these data handling rules and regulations. Laws and regulations such as the EU Data Protection Directive, Safe Harbor, and PIPEDA, to name just a few, have hefty fines and potentially even criminal penalties for organizations that fail to follow these guidelines.

This white paper looks at data privacy in the European Union and elsewhere around the world, and provides a list of questions to ask about a potential solution when choosing a human capital management (HCM) solution provider, information that can help you avoid the risks surrounding data handling and ensure all of your employee and customer data remains safe, secure, and compliant into the future.  Read More

The Wizards Behind Google Apps: Advice for Admins From Admins

Your organization’s IT staff is crucial to the successful implementation and maintenance of Google Apps. In this white paper, learn how to help your IT department get ready for the move to Google Apps and hear from a variety of IT specialists that have already been through the transition process. Read first-hand accounts from IT experts about the collaborative and financial benefits of switching to Google Apps’ cloud services, the ease of the data migration process, and how to use Google Apps Directory Synch (GAPS) to configure and synchronize accounts. Learn details on how to protect your data with the use of Google Vault and other third-party services to monitor data storage and further secure your information. An overview of mobile device management is also provided.

No transition is problem-free, so this Google Apps guide offers a comprehensive list of other helpful resources for reference, if any issues present themselves during transition and training. Ten time-saving tips for setting up efficiently are also included. Google Apps recommends starting by slowly introducing Gmail and Drive across your organization, adding and expanding Google Apps tools with the success of this base introduction. Learn how your IT department will save time as cloud-based software improves rapidly, adding and improving features on a monthly basis with little interruption to your organization. Following the guidelines in this white paper, you’ll ensure the smoothest possible transition to Google Apps. Read More

6 Steps to Switch From Spreadsheets to Cloud-based Expense Management

The manual process of using spreadsheets for managing expenses has had its advantages, especially before the rise of automated cloud-based expense management software. For many companies, the time, costs, and risk of inaccuracy in the spreadsheet method can lead to the decision to switch.

This e-book outlines 6 key steps to follow to make as efficient and cost-effective a transition as possible. The first step is identifying the problems with an enterprise’s current expense management system, by asking questions such as: How much time does a company spend on expense reports? Are there any policy compliance issues within the organization?

Other steps in the expense management selection process include identifying the enterprise’s specific requirements, assessing potential vendors, building a business case for your software switch, implementing the solution, and getting the most out of the cost and operation benefits of the expense management switch.

Read more in this comprehensive guide to help you switch from spreadsheets to automated expense management software. Read More

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The Growing Importance of E-discovery on Your Business

E-discovery is the extension of the discovery process to include identifying, preserving, collecting, reviewing, and analyzing electronically stored information. Today, it represents 35 percent of the total cost of litigation. Companies that fail to produce e-mail in a timely manner face paying fines and other risks. Learn how you can develop an e-discovery plan to better manage your electronic data discovery processes. Read More

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