Cyber Security Through A Social Value Lens

Introduction If you were to look at any organisation, small or large, you would expect to see some degree of Cyber Defence or Cyber Security capability – whether that be Malware prevention on a collection of laptops for a small business or a fully-fledged 24×7 Cyber Operation for a multi-site Enterprise business. If you were Read more ›

Social Value and Cyber Security – Is There Really a Link?…

This week the BBC News reported “40 million T-Mobile customers hit by US data breach”; this follows their 15m customers affected by a security breach in 2015.  Online data theft is becoming all-too-common, and one wonders if we risk becoming complacent by this ever-common threat to the safety of our personal data.  Remember Facebook, BA? Read more ›

The New Social Value Metrics – People, Planet, Prosperity

Focusing on Social Value requires a change in mindset.  In previous years, the bottom line drove all activity for many businesses across the world, and though that’s not quite the case anymore, shifting perspectives to looking outside of an organisation instead of inwards can take some getting used to. A concept we often discuss with Read more ›

Creating Real Social Value

The effects of the global pandemic have been devastating for communities across the world, and as we work to rebuild, we’re presented with an opportunity for growth as well as recovery. Social Value – also known as corporate social responsibility, creating shared value and/or social responsibility – is a growing priority for every organisation.  The Read more ›

Social Value – No Longer Just a “Nice to Have”

Business and industry have come far in recent decades, yet I still see room for change.  Social Value can no longer be purely a gesture or a ‘nice to have’.  There’s growing evidence to show both businesses and customers putting far more importance on environmental and social credentials, especially within the last 18 months. Back Read more ›

Security Without Stress

Pretty much everyone is currently talking about Cyber Security – and that’s great because we’ve been doing exactly that for years; so it’s brilliant that it’s now on all our agendas. And yet… As you read the press it’s such a huge topic, hard and expensive.  Enterprise and business customers just want it to work; Read more ›

CYBER SECURITY MONTH: A Simple and Solid Foundation

At Accordant we have a simple three pillar approach: Cyber Security; Transformation Economics; and Service Delivery. Put that another way… Do things securely. Do it beneficially. Do it brilliantly! Our Cyber Security teams are second to none; understanding requirements from the kit deployed, to the policies and people you need in order to operate and Read more ›

The Future of the Workplace

Two pivotal moments in the history of the world – First we see the beginning of the 2nd Corona virus wave, and buried in that news, China announces a carbon neutral strategy by 2060. It may seem odd to link these two news items together, yet not so much, when you think about it. With Read more ›

New Managing Director at Accordant

Announcement by Accordant Solutions’ new Managing Director, Darren Piper:- This last week has been full of exciting news at Accordant, and today is no exception, as I can now officially announce that I am stepping up to become the new Managing Director. This opportunity has opened up as Founder and CEO, Dave Fardoe, moves into Read more ›