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O2 aren’t just there to help you stay in touch with those around you with the latest handsets. We also want to be there to help your business. There was a time when growth in a digital world meant having access to the most expensive equipment and technology, or at least required expertise in a variety of specialist fields. Today local businesses run by small teams can compete with larger corporations because technology is more readily available, easier to use and cheaper to run. read more


Taking the Risk Out of Cloud

One of the reasons organisations frequently cite for not using cloud computing is security. They’re worried that they don’t know where their data will be held, or that it will be accessed by third parties. read more


The New Cloud Darling

Name a multi-billion dollar market that’s getting a long overdue cloud make-over: Field Service Management. This $15 billion industry has only just begun to dip its toe into the huge pool of possibility thanks to software-as-a-service, the tablet and smartphone revolution, and senior management’s recognition that service is indeed strategic. Add to this the commercial insight into addressable revenue-generating opportunities and the resulting top line growth, and you’ve got a new cloud darling. read more


Businesses Look to Overcome the Cloud ‘Knowledge Gap’ to Unlock Further Growth

The worlds of business and technology have changed and the cloud has opened up new ways of doing business, of communicating, collaborating, and managing data. There’s no question we’re seeing an acceleration in cloud adoption as firms continue to recognise its potential. read more


Expectation vs Reality: 4 Cloud Megatrends Closing the Gap Between Business and IT

In enterprise IT, businesses have long had to reconcile high expectations with hard reality. Cloud computing’s tantalising potential promises to close the traditional gap between what a business wants and what technology can deliver. read more


How to Keep Cloud-Stored Data out of Bad Weather

As cloud computing becomes more and more a part of our professional and personal lives, a new question has begun to pop up – is it all safe up there? Partly due to its novelty, the cloud has developed a mysterious veneer about it, causing us to question what the cloud customer should be doing to make certain that end users are not affected and whether it really is possible to insure ourselves against cloud outages. There is already an abundance of information at our disposal regarding how we can back up our local machines to the cloud, but there really is very little on how a business can ensure its data stored in the cloud is safe. read more


Every Cloud Needs a Home

While every cloud clearly needs a home – it cannot be just any home. In an era increasingly dominated by the quality, reliability and resilience of cloud based models, organisations cannot afford to jeopardise the life-blood of the business by failing to unlock the door of the right data centre location. read more


Are Businesses Getting Ahead in the Cloud?

Businesses today rely on innovation more than ever to drive growth and stay ahead of competitors. For some organisations this is putting developers of business-enabling applications like CRMs under great pressure from the business leaders to shorten time-to-market through fast development, agile iterations and frequent deployments. read more


Why Cloud Accounting Is Good For Business

All businesses owners need to keep financial records but the software they use to do so shouldn’t make it a chore. Traditional desktop accounting software can be expensive, complicated and has become antiquated with recent developments in technology. It’s often tedious to use and can take the fun out of running your own business. read more


What The Cloud and The Government Can Do for SMEs

Last week saw Coadec publish their Start Up Manifesto backed by over 150 of London’s top technology heavyweights. Its premise is to urge the UK government to relax rules and taxes in order to allow tech startups and entrepreneurs in the capital to continue to flourish. London is now officially Europe’s top tech boasting some of the brightest and most innovative minds, it would be a shame if roadblocks favoured towards larger companies put paid to this. Tech startups are becoming a significant part of the UK business landscape and the government has the ability to play a key role in supporting them. read more


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