Information risk higher for acquisitions than mergers, study reveals

Company acquisitions can have a devastating impact on information security and management, with the employees of acquired firms more preoccupied with the potential impact on their role than with the need to effectively integrate the information of both companies, according Iron Mountain research.

Guidance on managing sickness absence

It is estimated that working-age ill health costs the national economy £100bn each year and employers face an annual bill of around £9bn for sick pay and associated costs.

71% of Britons distrust Bitcoin

Despite media hype around the future of Bitcoin and high-profile mobile payments providers such as Square and Stripe preparing to accept the virtual currency this year, new research from Venda warns of consumer distrust of the virtual currency.

Heartbleed security bug: How it works

There has been widespread coverage of Heartbleed this week and subsequently websites have responded by featuring updates on their log in pages to reassure customers that their data is still secure.