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Cybersecurity in the Cloud: How Safe is Your Data?

Quality Management / June 21, 2017

Cloud-based software is a growing option for quality management solutions. It is a cost-effective way to lessen IT burden and build a software solution that works best for you.

But with new technology comes a new set of cybersecurity challenges. Cybersecurity threats pose ever-present and constantly changing challenges to organizations, especially those that deal with sensitive, personal and competitive data. Consequently, people may be hesitant to adopt a cloud-based software solution.

However, there are cloud-based options that are secure and lessen the risk of a cybersecurity attack.

Here are three things to do and look for when looking for or setting up a cloud-based quality management system.

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4 Tips for Increasing Cloud-Based QMS Adoption and Buy-In

Quality Management / May 24, 2017

Organizational change takes some adjustment. Whether it’s the introduction of a new high-level employee or a change to company culture, sometimes people are hesitant to embrace changes because they are unfamiliar or more difficult at first.

When it comes to your Quality Management System (QMS), sticking to your old habits leads to inefficient processes and increases the likelihood of quality issues—especially in high-risk industries. Yet user adoption and buy-in still remain quality management challenges, despite the dangers.

Here are 4 tips to help get your team on board with adopting an updated, cloud-based quality system.

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Management Commitment Starts with You + Tips for Managing Compliance Obligations

 This week’s roundup considers the changes to the management commitment clause within ISO 9001:2015, and looks into why empathy plays an important part in the quality journey. We conclude with tips on how you can start managing your compliance obligations more effectively, today.

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6 Ways to Prioritize Action with Risk Assessments

Ask any productivity guru, and you’ll find that effective prioritization is key to getting stuff done. Whether it’s focusing on the one most important thing you must get done today or using a tiered system to sort your to-do list, being able to separate less pressing items from mission-critical tasks is a hallmark of effective and efficient work.

In terms of safety and quality, risk can be an especially useful metric for prioritizing action. In this post, we’ll look at how using risk assessments throughout your quality process can help you better prioritize your activities.

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