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Getting to the root of the problem – #1 Root Cause Analysis

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Getting to the root of the problem #1 Article: Root cause Analysis – 6 April 2020 When problems occur in organisations, it is generally easiest to deal with the symptoms. Dealing with the immediately obvious aspects of a problem is generally what gets recognition. Therefore, we tend to do exactly that. For instance, if something…

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Thinking about remote working?

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Thinking about remote working? 16 March 2020 Many organisations are looking at remote working (or teleworking) for at least some of their workers during the Coronavirus or COVID-19 crisis. Remote working is not practical for everyone. However, it’s a potentially viable alternative for many to maintain at least some level of business continuity. It’s a…

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The ISO 45001 OHS standard: A Quick Intro

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ISO 45001 OHS Standard: A Quick Intro 3 March 2020 The ISO 45001 OHS Standard specifies requirements for an OHSMS (Occupational Health & Safety Management System). It was released in 2018 and is gradually superseding many earlier national standards. Many observers consider ISO 45001 to be the most significant OHS standard ever. Why? Well, a…

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10 Essential tips for a Great QMS #3 – Set SMART Objectives

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10 Essential tips for a Great QMS #3 Set SMART Objectives ISO 9001 requires top management to establish quality objectives throughout their organization. Unfortunately, this is an aspect of quality management to which many pay scant regard – taking the easy way out with a few hastily penned statements that are neither very challenging, or…

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Our December 2019 Newsletter

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Our December 2019 Newsletter 17 December 2018   Christmas holiday greetings and closure details Management systems and the PDCA cycle (article and video) New ISO 27001 InfoSec Toolkit Ask the experts (about Objective planning) Audit template to download Qudos 3 IMS software update | Qudos Club news Click here to read Newsletter.

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Qudos announce new ISO 27001 Information Security Toolkit

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Qudos announce new ISO 27001 Information Security Toolkit  10 December 2019 In the light of numerous high-profile incidents, there is a growing awareness of the importance of information security in both private and public sector organisations. We need to establish clear business rules, and implement the necessary controls to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability…

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ISO 27001 certification and the PDCA cycle

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ISO 27001 certification and the PDCA cycle 2 December 2019 ISO 27001 certification Our business life is becoming ever-more dependant on information technology and it seems almost a daily occurrence that an information security incident makes the news. Oganisations are threrefore increasingly looking to implement an ISMS (information security management system) to preserve the confidentiality,…

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The changing face of business software

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The changing face of business software Date: 3 October 2019 A client recently contacted us to ask about updating from a 20-year old Qudos software application. It had been purchased on CD media, installed on their server, and used ever since. Unfortunately, it was (not surprisingly) no longer going to be compatible with a new…

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Our September 2019 Newsletter

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Our September 2019 Newsletter 20 September 2018 Avoiding human error What’s the best quality management tool? Ask the experts – What evidence would an auditor look for as compliance to ISO 9001:2015 clause 4.2 Interested parties? Internal audit template to download – Interested parties Qudos 3 IMS software update – with new ISO 27001 Gap Analysis…

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New PDCA cycle training video

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The PDCA cycle – new training video Date: 12 September 2019 The PDCA cycle is the key principle behind ISO 9001 and all modern management system standards.  Because of that, we believe that it’s of great benefit if those involved in developing and implementing systems can have a broad understanding of the concept. So, Qudos…

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