Lumina Technologies is proud to announce that our managing director Richard McBarnet will be speaking at the Business Breakfast Briefing for IoD.
GDPR will come into force on 25th May 2018.Brexit will not affect the commencement of the Regulation, and any company that continues trading with EU companies once the UK has left the EU will be bound by the regulations anyway. As EU citizens, GDPR will afford us greater privacy and protection against data breaches. But in order to protect ourselves and others, companies need to get to grips with many aspects of it.
In this briefing, Richard McBarnet will explain what GDPR means, why we all need to be compliant, and, more importantly, how you can get your organisation ready for the rule changes, with practical solutions for your company. The event will include a Q&A session to answer any questions you may have.
This event is CPD accredited. Individuals within sectors that need to meet Continuing Professional Development requirements will obtain 1 CPD hour of attendance.
The event is on the 25th April 2018, 7.30am-10am at Aubrey Park Hotel, St Albans.
Member Price: £20.00 +VAT
Member Guest: £20.00 +VAT
Non-Member: £25.00 +VAT
If you don’t keep on top of all the emails in your inbox, you’re in danger of becoming overwhelmed, like one client who had 45,000 unread emails. On average, we’re spending around 650 hours a year reading and replying to emails, which have become a major cause of stress and inefficiency. On average, only 38% of emails are important to our business, so how you deal with emails has a direct effect on your time management and productivity.
In this webinar, Richard McBarnet, MD of Lumina Technologies, will suggest the most effective ways of taming your inbox in order to help you work more efficiently. You will gain lots of useful hints and tips on managing your inbox effectively including filtering marketing emails, searching emails and documents and setting up archive folders.
A roundtable discussion to explore ways of reducing stress in the workplace. Even though there is much talk about the benefits of a healthy work-life balance, as a society, we do not appear to have done much about it.
If anything, the boundaries between our work and personal lives appear to have become even more blurred. More employees check work emails on their personal phones, tablets and computers in the evenings and at weekends. Given their willingness to do this, what is our approach towards our staff looking at their personal emails, checking social media and making their own calls in the workplace?
Last year, the French brought in the ‘right to disconnect’ law to “ensure the respect of rest time and vacation, as well as personal and family life”. This somewhat ambivalent guideline requires companies with more than 50 employees to discourage staff from checking company emails outside of contractual working hours in an attempt to prevent stress and restore the work-life balance.
Richard McBarnet is hosting a roundtable discussion to see if there is consensus that we should be encouraging the same values as France and, if so, how do we promote and enforce them, and how can technology help?
If you are looking for ways to improve your company’s online document management system, you need to change your way of thinking. We currently file things online in the same way we file physical documents, i.e. grouped together in filing cabinets, drawers and folders. Whilst we are all very used to this way of working, the system is subject to human error, whether on or offline, meaning much time can be wasted searching for misfiled documentation.
Even though our current filing systems make perfect sense to us as humans, in IT terms, they are massively inefficient. In this document management breakfast briefing, Richard McBarnet and independent IT consultant Paul Hoffbrand will explain how IT-led document management systems can increase the speed at which we retrieve documents and completely eliminate time wasted looking for files someone has accidentally put in the wrong place.
Despite the fact that the technology is completely reliable, many companies struggle to implement new document management systems because they do not take the human factor into account. In this briefing Richard will explain why it is so important to ensure you get 100% buy-in from staff.
In the UK, 65% of large companies are targeted by hackers, and the average security breach costs a company £36.5k. It is therefore hugely important to understand how to protect your business from a cyber attack.
In our Cyber Security Breakfast Briefing, Richard McBarnet will share key learnings, insights and requirements company owners and directors need to ensure the safety of their IT infrastructure. And with over 20 years of managed IT service provision, he is well placed to explain the who, why, what and how of cyber security.
This event is CPD accredited, and individuals within sectors that need to meet the Continuing Professional Development requirements will obtain 1 CPD hour for attending.
Lumina Technologies are speaking & exhibiting at the 3 Counties Expo.
This event brings businesses together from Herts, Beds and Bucks for a day full of opportunities and we would be delighted to see you there!
The event is on 13th March 2018 and is free for visitors from 9am-1.30pm
The breakfast networking topic is ‘Cyber Security’ delivered by our Managing Director, Richard McBarnet.
There are also 2 free workshops one on ‘How Unhappy Customers can keep you in business’ and the other ‘LinkedIn for Lead Generation’
We look forward to seeing you there!
Due to popular demand, we are hosting an extra Breakfast Briefing about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018. Brexit will not affect the commencement of the Regulation, and any company that continues trading with EU companies once the UK has left the EU will be bound by the regulations anyway. So it is crucial that all companies prepare themselves in order to be GDPR compliant by the end of May.
As EU citizens, GDPR will afford us greater privacy and protection against data breaches. But in order to protect ourselves and others, companies need to get to grips with many aspects of it.
In this briefing, Lumina’s MD Richard McBarnet will explain what GDPR means, why we all need to be compliant, and, more importantly, how you can get your organisation ready for the rule changes.
He will answer questions such as:
This event is CPD accredited. Individuals within sectors that need to meet Continuing Professional Development requirements will obtain 1 CPD hour for attendance.