Office 365: Boosting performance while cutting IT costs

Accessing productivity solutions in the cloud not only allows businesses to improve performance, but helps keep IT costs low. By now, the vast majority of business leaders appreciate the potential benefits of moving to the cloud. Hosted services have been a hot topic in recent years, as the outsourced service delivery model becomes more popular…

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Reasons to be cheerful in 2013 for SMBs

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are cautiously optimistic heading into 2013 as they look to invest in their operations. A new study from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows conditions are gradually improving for many SMBs in the UK. The Small Business Index – the measure of confidence in the sector – fell by…

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Businesses have opportunities for IT cost reduction

Businesses can cut IT costs by reviewing infrastructure and operations spending and looking for small efficiencies. Business leaders are well aware of the vital role played by information technology in the enterprise. Across all sectors, IT solutions automate key processes, leading to increased employee productivity along with greater levels of accuracy and efficiency. Such tools…

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People are believing in London

The vast majority of London businesses continue to rate the capital as a great place to do business. In a poll conducted by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and KPMG, 92 per cent of company bosses rated London as a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ trading centre. This was up from 86 per cent when…

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Guest Blog by Alex Mitchell: Flexibility – being competitive anywhere anytime

    “Small businesses have a real advantage in that they can react a lot quicker than big corporations, they don’t have the endless layers of process and bureaucracy which they should really be making the most of.” This was a quote by Nikki Hesford, founder of Miss Fit UK, who was of the speakers…

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Sponsored Post by GCC innova – Cloud Computing will save you money

GCC innova are our Sponsored Partner after donating to the charities UK Youth and Cancer Research as a part of our 12 Days of Christmas Auction.   Cloud computing allows small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to spend less on acquiring and managing physical IT assets, it has been claimed. Nick Tonna, chief commercial officer at…

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2012: A Year of Microsoft Milestones

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ismMaczcCzo&feature=player_embedded] It’s certainly been a busy year for Microsoft. What has been our highlight? Posted by Steven Woodgate We, at Microsoft, are happy to announce ‘Talking Business’ to help entrepreneurs and business owners’ succeed. We believe in your ability to innovate and in the ability of technology to help, so to support ‘Talking Business’ we have many resources available for…

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BYOD is here to stay

Bring your own device (BYOD) has become “an unstoppable, user-driven wave”, according to one technology expert. Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of Wick Hill Group, noted that BYOD was arguably the biggest buzz word of this year, and it will continue to gain significance in 2013. He noted that smartphones, tablets and laptops all come under this…

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Mobile Brits use mobile devices more than anyone

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yswUFCD1x0A] With UK businesses becoming more mobile, it is hardly surprising that the UK has one of the highest penetrations of smartphones in the world, a new study has revealed. Research conducted by Ofcom found that 58 per cent of British adults had such a device at the end of 2011. In addition, 19 per cent…

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Brits using mobile devices more than in other countries

The UK has one of the highest penetrations of smartphones in the world, a new study has revealed. Research conducted by Ofcom found that 58 per cent of British adults had such a device at the end of 2011. In addition, 19 per cent had a tablet computer – a figure which is sure to…

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