MANAGEMENT: Backup is no longer enough

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Businesses employ backup systems as a measure of insurance. But what may be more important is availability and access to data centres.

MANAGEMENT: Environmental law moves to the boardroom

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Compliance with environmental law is receiving more prominence among issues discussed in the boardroom.

INSIGHT: Online credit card spend increases 7%

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The growth in online credit card shopping amounts to 12% for 2014. This comes as consumers prefer the convenience of online shopping.

MANAGEMENT: Is multi-banking good or bad for business?

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Multi-banking is a rising trend among businesses, public institutions and individuals. Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of Analytics at FNB Business gives advantages and disadvantages to consider being multi-banked.

MANAGEMENT: Customers are not always right

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Contrary to popular belief, the customer is not always right. Finweek contributor Moxima Gama gives tips on how to manage these situations politely.

MANAGEMENT: Tips to keep data safe in the cloud

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Having credible cloud software doesn’t mean you can slack on information security. Steven Cohen gives tips for you to protect your business from data security threats.

MANAGEMENT: Wrapping up retirement funds

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Employers, beneficiaries and trustees can avert long-tail risks by liquidating retirement funds instead of simply deregistering funds after all assets and members have transferred out of the fund.

INSIGHT: Which companies benefit from the lower oil price?

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The lower oil price appears to be benefiting smaller, SA-facing stocks, according to Andrew Newell of Canon Asset Managers.

BUSINESS: Top three qualities of a good manager

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Managers have the power to make or break a business. Experts say they need three very important qualities to retain staff and run profitable business.

BUSINESS: Ensure that your franchise remains successful

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South African franchises are confident in the growth prospects. A rejuvenated work environment is essential for the survival and growth of a franchise, says Morne Cronje, head of FNB Franchise.