Watch any NFL game on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and you’ll see a bevy of commercials espousing that a given car or truck model is sleek, rough, tough, cool, fuel efficient, family-friendly, sporty, ad nauseum. Adjectives like these are music to a car/truck marketer’s ears.
What you don’t see or hear very often is that hackers continue to pose a threat to all sorts of vehicle models – and even smart charging stations for electronic vehicles (EV) may be vulnerable to hacking. Granted, there haven’t been any major security breakdowns and security professionals say that auto manufacturers are making inroads in improving software security. In fact, Andrew Brown, chief technologist for Delphi Automotive said recently that “quite honestly, the vehicles, systems and components today are quite robust and resistant to cyber-security threats. But that doesn’t mean it’s 100%.”
Added Ed Adams, a security expert:
“There’s an awful lot of code throughout the entire supply chain, not just with the auto manufacturers, but with the infotainment systems and applications like Sirius and Harmon. The fact of life is that software is flawed.”
Cheryl Dancey Balough and Richard C. Balough, co-founders of Chicago-based Balough Law Offices, LLC, said today’s cars have dozens of electrical control... Read more
What's the point of a retail audit, you might wonder? Well, for a start, retail audits can help you to find out what's going on behind the scenes in your stores. As a manager or CEO, the chances are you don't know everything that's happening at ground level. There may be flaws in the way things are done that's slowing down the whole process and impacting your sales. There may be ways you could ensure things are done more efficiently in order to maximise sales. You'll never know what these things are if you don't carry out retail audits. Hiring a company that specialises in field sales, retail audits and other solutions such as mystery shopping can really help you to make the most of your business, increasing sales and boosting profits. There are other reasons to carry out retail audits too – here are just five.
#1. Monitor behind-the-scenes management procedures
As anyone who has ever seen the show 'Undercover Boss' will know, heads of departments and CEOs don't always know what is going on in their own stores. That's not to say they don't care, just that they're so busy they can't possibly keep up with absolutely everything that's going... Read more