In today’s expanding global market, brands and products face an array of threats to their reputation and integrity at all stages in the supply chain. The dangers are as real for blue chip brands and the world’s biggest labels as they are for smaller companies.
Attacks on communications giant BT’s network of copper cables in Scotland rose by 9% last year, the company said. It said the attacks, which were mainly thefts, left vulnerable people isolated, limited access to the emergency services and cost the company millions of pounds every year.
The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) and Swansea Trading Standards have conducted their first anti-piracy raid using powers granted in 2007 under section 107A of the 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, which allows for surprise inspection of business premises on reasonable suspicion of copyright infringement…
Research commissioned by the KCOM Group has revealed that IT departments are being heavily relied upon to help business out of recession. http://www.theretailbulletin.com/news/it_at_the_heart_of_recovery_from_the_downturn_15-06-10/?u=75956
Rather than being an expensive distraction, IT investment is now expected to deliver real cost savings and efficiency improvements. Intellicase investigation management software is an excellent example of new software that can help investigation departments use their resources more effectively.
The team at the airport received an award for their work from the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (new window). Among the items they seized were fake GHD-branded hair straighteners worth £117,884 and counterfeit products labeled as Nintendo valued at £155,135.
Very interesting article / news clip on how vast quantities of personal data can be retrieved from digital photocopiers. There seems to be an amazing lack of attention to what is a potential “pot of gold” to the identity thief… I’d be intrested to here how many of you are aware of this security risk…
We are currently exhibiting at the Counter Terror Expo 2010. Visit us at stand O2 where we are showcasing our intelligence, investigation and incident management software, Intellicase, along with abmpegasus, our advanced system designed for police and law enforcement agencies for managing all areas of covert policing. The Counter Terror Expo is being held at National Hall, Olympia 14-15 April 2010.
At the recent Loss Prevention Summit in Reigate it was agreed that collaboration between differing departments was key in tackling the £4 billion shrink issue the retail industry has… “collaboration is the new buzzword”
It will be interesting to see if this buzzword can be made a reality in the LP world…Disjointed and expensive to change corporate systems, that support differing departments, may temper ambitions…watch this space I guess.
Many clients I speak with have the legacy of trying to pull data from disperate corporate systems. Not only is this futile and error prone it is a very lengthy process which misses key information and delays the real investigation. Documents cannot be found, logged intelligence reports are missed and it seems that even working practices within the investigation are different depending on the background of the investigators involved. All his makes measuring success difficult and unreliable. Every successful solution has three core components People, Process, Systems. From what I’m seeing it looks like very little time is put into the reviewing of outdated and broken process and making sure that people are ready to take and use new technologies and that most time is spent throwing IT at the problem and saying “job done” when in effect it’s only just started… I’d like to hear off anybody who has good or bad experiences of this…