Guest Blog: Is mobile broadband right for your business?

  Mobile broadband has, until recently, struggled to fulfil its promise of actually providing a connection with broadband speeds. But with 4G networks deploying across the world, and existing 3G links being upgraded, mobile broadband is finally a realistic alternative to fixed-line services, in some cases providing a much faster connection than landlines. The flexibility…


Mobile broadband coverage improving in the UK

UK employees will have access to improved mobile broadband services from this year. The recent iPass Mobile Workforce Report contained some interesting findings – shedding further light on the way employees are using smart connected devices. Employees appear keen to harness the power of smartphones, tablets and dongles to get online on the move, but…


Blog: Is mobile working a revolution, or just a fad?

Is the number of mobile workers set to further increase in the coming years? The last few years have seen a significant shift in workplace habits, with business employees increasingly able to choose where and when they work. With connected laptops, tablets and smartphones at their disposal, mobile working is now a viable option for…


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…


Mobile working: What are the main benefits?

What are the principle benefits of mobile technology solutions in an enterprise setting? It is no longer just consumers who are eagerly embracing mobile solutions, writes Alex Broadman. Smartphones and media tablets may have gained initial traction as ‘leisure’ devices, but enterprise use is rising at a rapid rate as a more defined role is…


Growing your small business?

Learn how you can use technology to manage your business growth and get set for continued success. Take a look at our new Growing your business resources and consider whether you could use IT solutions such as Microsoft Office and Windows Small Business Server more effectively.   You can also download our new guides: Team-building…


SME employees seeking flexibility to work away from the office

More UK employees wish to take advantage of mobile technology for work purposes, but should they be allowed to? The internet has been a major game-changer for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in many different ways – in terms of their structure, focus, strategy and route to market. But one of the most significant impacts…


5 ways to ‘run a business in your sleep’!

Before the financial crash, property experts were fond of saying that investing in property was as good as making money in your sleep. Today, times are tougher, and sleeping itself won’t earn you much – but you can be open for business even when the office is closed. Here are five ways to turn downtime…


You’re asking – the Small Business experts are replying

Got a business-related IT question? Ask the experts on Facebook and you’ll get a prompt, authoritative reply from a panel of Microsoft Partners who are accredited Small Business Specialists. Here are a couple of questions received to date: “What is your view on using online applications as opposed to having a server and running software…


8 steps to becoming a 5-to-9-er

There are over 5 million people doing it and today a book is launched to help many more follow in their footsteps. We’re talking about ‘Working 5 to 9’ which involves holding down a day job and building a business at nights and weekends. The book’s author, Emma Jones, offers eight steps showing how you can…