Azure helps take football coaching system to new level

And so the dust settles on Euro 2012 and an incredible achievement from Spain in winning their 3rd major tournament in a row. As all nations – not just England – scratch their chins and wonder how to catch up, along comes a very timely case study that describes how the Football Assocation of Wales…


From the Shell Young Entrepreneur of the year: The growing importance of technology in transport

Guest post from Robert Matthams, founder of www.shiply.com] and recently named Shell Young Entrepreneur of the Year and BT Entrepreneur of the Year.  The importance of technology to delivery companies cannot be understated.  The days of paper proof of delivery and sign on the dotted line have been and gone.    Despite many misconceptions that…


Philanthropy: business model or brand message?

Guest post from Maria Ross, founder and chief strategist of Red Slice  a branding and marketing consultancy based in the US. She is the author of Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget available on Amazon.co.uk Giving back to the community and maintaining responsible business practices are really…


18-25 years old? Explore your future here

Three categories. Two minutes to tell your story. One chance to be inspired and explore your future potential. Win a laptop and £10k to make your idea happen.   Internet Explorer 8 Life Academy is a competition which celebrates the Internet, its wealth of possibilities and lets you explore your potential. From the environment to…


The UK's top five most creative and unusual business ideas

You might be surprised at these…. (or maybe not!) According to a recent survey by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the UK’s top five most creative and unusual business ideas are: Dating service for the more mature person  Pro-cycling team Canine stationery Space tourism Male escort service Alongside these creative and unusual business…


2009 National Enterprise Awards winners

Best Website, Combating Worklessness, Customer Focus, Innovation and Unsung Hero were among the awards announced by the NFEA (National Enterprise Network) earlier this week. Winners were chosen by an external judging panel, including Ann Carter Gray, Strategic Partnerships, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and Alex McWhirter, Assistant Director, Business at Yorkshire Forward….


Microsoft UK launches 'Britain Works'

Recognising that business needs to do all it can to help people during this recession, Microsoft UK has launched a campaign to help 500,000 people into work by 2012.  Through a combination of a new national apprenticeship scheme, targeted skills and employability training and a new job matching service, Microsoft will work with its partners, NGOs and…


Microsoft Wave - check it out!

I have been waiting all day for this site to go live and now it has so despite the fact that I should be doing something else involving children, packing for holiday plus moving house, and cooking, here it is. Welcome to Microsoft Wave: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/wave/home.aspx the site that brings you the freshest developments and products to come…