Working with an accountant can accelerate your business growth

SME directors and business owners need to be a ‘Jack of all Trades,’ and have a working knowledge of all areas of business. But how can you concentrate on accelerating the growth of your business, if you’re worrying about how to complete your tax return or your annual accounts, or perhaps you’re not sure about…

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BYOD receives businesses backing

  The rise of the tablet and other mobile devices is changing the way that organisations work, and leading to a boom in bring your own device (BYOD) schemes. Organisations are realising that, not only can the practice bring about more efficient and connected ways of working, but it can also bring down overheads and…

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Windows Phone 8 Devices for Business

Good news today for the prospects of seeing more Windows Phone make their way into the important business market. Nokia and Avande have signed a deal to get Microsoft services, Lumia products and expertise into the enterprise. Avanade is a global business technology solutions and managed services provider. Currently the company is helping a large UK…

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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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Changing work environments and Windows 8

Changing work environments and Windows 8 How people work has changed dramatically over the last few years. Today, users have access to the latest technology in their personal lives, and are technically savvy – or so we think! Proliferation of devices, a variety of form factors, and the explosion of social media technologies push user…

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Hot Topics in Business: Windows 8, Surface and Steve Ballmer

Windows 8 It’s here. Hooray! The worst kept secret ever. Microsoft is back with a brand way of working. This blog may be biased, but we love it! We hope you do too. Last Friday saw Windows 8 released into the mainstream with adverts galore. If you didn’t see it, where were you? There were…

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The Foreign Office – your new friend in Online Security

For most of us, the only time we brush up against the government’s Foreign Office is for passports or travel advice for people brave enough to go further off the beaten track than the Costas. However, the FCO (it’s actually the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) has a much wider brief, and, along with, for example,…

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This week’s hot topics: Mobile Malware up 2,180%, Facebook privacy concerns and Sophos’ false-positive malware havoc

Facebook experiences a week of multiple privacy concerns. Not only has this set off alarm bells in medium businesses, It is a huge cause for concern. Although Facebook experiences a host of privacy concerns on a weekly basis, this latest breach indicates that it is important for businesses to look after their archive even more…

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Are too many security guidelines hurting businesses?

When speaking at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in London recently, former government and GCHQ IT engineer Mike St John-Green suggested that too much stringent regulation and numerous guidelines are causing issues for businesses: “We don’t know what is good enough in cyber security, but the current world of standards is complex and the world could do…

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Don’t ‘DUCK’ BYOD Culture, Embrace It

Following This Week’s Hot Topics, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) culture was one the week’s main talking points following a piece of research from Freeform Dynamics. Craig Mathias, Technology Guide, believed that BYOD is “one of the hottest – and most important – trends of the year”. However, how much of a trend can it be? Let’s get realistic. The…

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