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Conquer Travel Disruption With A Mobile Workforce

Earlier this month, major strikes on the London Underground left tens of thousands of workers stranded. Many employees were late or couldn’t even make it to work which severely cost London based businesses both financially, and in terms of lost productivity. read more


Generating Social Capital

“Generating Social Capital” is the title of a new report for SMEs published by Kingston Smith LLP, chartered accountants and leading advisers to entrepreneurial businesses. read more


Innovation, Not Cost, Should Drive Customer Experience

IT now permeates every fibre of every business — and increasingly it must extend outside the traditional business boundary. With 77% of people using mobile as primary route to the internet according to Google Think Insights, organisations need to think carefully about how best to interact with customers across multiple channels. But while it is tempting to exploit online and mobile channels to streamline processes and encourage customers towards self-service activity, cost alone should not be the driver. read more


Cloud Computing: The Path to Transforming the Workplace

You don’t need to be a business or technology expert to see that cloud computing is having a profound effect on some our working practices. It’s hard to overestimate the significance of this culture change: just as businesses needed to evolve by the introduction of the PC or the internet, the cloud represents another decade defining shift of evolution. read more


Returning to Growth: The Challenge Ahead

Recent economic forecasts have predicted that the economic recovery we saw in the latter half of 2013 will continue at a steady pace*. Those companies that move quickly to take advantage of this prediction will be able to get ahead of their competitors as we progress further into a more economically stable period. read more


Plugging the Gap in Cloud Resiliency

Moving core applications and data to the cloud is compelling on many levels – not least anytime, anywhere access to information and services. The flaw in this plan, however, is when ‘anytime, anywhere’ delivery is impacted due to a network outage resulting in the office, shop, factory or wherever staff are located being ‘off-line’. read more


Taking SEO to the C-level

Companies must elevate search engine optimisation (SEO) to a strategic level if they are to meet the needs of their business, web users and by proxy Google, says Janaya Wilkins and Mike Jacobson of Ayima read more


Taking Control of Your Cloud

Cloud computing services are increasingly being adopted mainstream and are fast becoming an integral part of every organisation’s IT strategy. Many industry analysts are saying that cloud will become a major platform for growth for organisations and especially for mid-market businesses. This is because, previously, if an organisation wanted to get a new idea off the ground, they would often have had to make a significant upfront investment in IT before they even knew if their business idea was going to work. The cloud, however, levels the playing field. read more


What’s to be done about the UK Skills Shortage in the Technology Sector?

A shortage of talent and immigration legislation is being blamed for squashing technology growth in London. In a survey of start-ups and growing businesses, respondents reported having an average of seven vacancies they were struggling to fill. Despite the UK government’s support of projects such as Tech City, qualified technology specialists are in short supply in the UK. A recent survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found that in the UK, IT and computing grew from being the second most in-demand skills area to the first. This isn’t the only survey to highlight the disparity between industry growth and the available workforce. read more


Beach to Breach — Reducing BYOD Security Risks During the Summer Holidays

It’s the time of year when people start booking their summer holidays, and for employers it is vital that they ensure their BYOD policies are rigorous enough to protect their business against any potential data breach while their staff are away enjoying a fortnight in the sun. read more


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