Advice, Ideas & Planning – Page 15

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    COVID-19: International trade relations during and beyond the pandemic


    By Alan White, The Translation People. The coronavirus pandemic has caused the largest shake up in traditional business operations any of us have ever experienced. First came the cancelling of trade events, then restrictions on international travel, followed by rules that our teams must learn to work effectively from home. ...

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    Coronavirus crisis drives freelancer confidence index to “unimagined lows”


    Freelancers’ confidence in their businesses and the wider economy has been driven to record lows by the Coronavirus crisis, according to research by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) and PeoplePerHour, Europe’s largest freelance marketplace. Freelancers’ 3-month confidence in their businesses had already fallen to a ...

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: ALS


    “The support and guidance from the team at the Development Bank of Wales has been instrumental over the last 18 months. Their experience of providing funding for MBOs coupled with their understanding of our business goals means that we have found an investor that genuinely shares our excitement and passion. ...

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    Happy news: Tended launches new social distancing solution on wearable tech


    It’s easy to start feeling more than a little overwhelmed with the bad news right now which is why The Great British Entrepreneur Awards and are on a mission to highlight the good; the entrepreneurs & businesses who are doing amazing things, who have achieved so much (before ...

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    Entrepreneurs, your country needs you


    Entrepreneurs, your country needs you, with Russell Dalgleish Today Britain is a country of hero's as those members of our society facing COVID-19 head-on in the Health Service, Care Sector, Supermarkets, Transportation and Council Services etc deserve all our support. They have and will continue to be there for us ...

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    Identifying the right tools to assure business resilience now and in the future


    By Nick Sacke, Head of IoT and Products at Comms365 . The Covid-19 crisis initiated a dramatic change to the working world almost overnight. With offices closed and employees advised to work from home, businesses were forced into adopting mass remote working without warning. Moreover, with many organisations in many ...

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    Global cloud IT infrastructure spending will touch $70bn this year


    Cloud computing has surged in recent years, changing the way people communicate, manage data and do business. Billions of private and business users take advantage of the on-demand technology. However, with coronavirus lockdown rules in place and millions of people spending more time indoors and online, the global demand for ...

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    Retaining team culture at a distance


    By Robert Darling, President at Eko . As companies continue to manage the transition of their employees from office-based to remote working at home, keeping team culture alive, despite having people dispersed in different locations has become a challenge for many. Probably the most difficult task employers face is replicating ...

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    How to protect your business against the growing ransomware threat


    By Ryan Weeks, CISO at Datto . In the global Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses have been forced to move to a work-from-home environment. This has triggered a range of new cyber security concerns, such as new malware attacks targeted at staff working from home. The current situation highlights the need ...

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    Surge in security concerns due to remote working during COVID-19 crisis


    Almost half (46%) of global businesses have encountered at least one cybersecurity scare since shifting to a remote working model during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to official research by Barracuda Networks , the trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions. An astounding 49 per cent also said they ...

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    70% of UK businesses implement multi-factor authentication to secure remote workers during Covid-19 crisis


    Over two thirds (70 per cent) of British businesses are using multi-factor authentication (MFA) and a virtual private network (VPN) to manage the security risks posed by the increase of remote working during the Coronavirus pandemic. This is according to official polling released by Centrify, a leading provider of Identity-Centric ...

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    Government aid for innovative companies impacted by coronavirus


    Originally featured on the Starling Bank blog . For more information on the support Starling are offering their customers, click here . More financial support is on the way for SMEs and startups that focus on innovation and research. What is on offer, who can access it and when does ...

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    Two high profile Welsh brands collaborate to maintain their donations to NHS and Key Workers during Covid-19


    The GoodWash Company and The Gower Gin Company , who have both been prolific in their support during the Coronavirus pandemic, have come together to maintain and maximise their donations to the NHS and key workers over the coming weeks. Today they are launching the ‘Diolch Box’ with 100% ...

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    Raab warns of Covid-19 related cyber threat


    At today’s government Covid-19 press briefing, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned of a cybersecurity threat to the UK. At the briefing, he said: “There will always be some who try to exploit a crisis for their own criminal and hostile ends. “We know that cybercriminals and other malicious groups ...

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    Supporting your staff from a distance


    By Maggie Old, Director of HR and Talent Care at Kelly . We are living and working in unprecedented times and many employees have found themselves working from home every day for the foreseeable future. Whilst a lot of employees already enjoy some degree of flexible working, for others it ...

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    Webcam woes top list of COVID-19 customer complaints


    New research has revealed the changing face of customer enquiries throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with video-conferencing issues having emerged as the most common complaint. These findings have been revealed following a snap poll by EvaluAgent , a leading provider of customer service quality assurance and improvement software, into its customer ...

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    How to safely and effectively outsource web security task


    By Sam Bocetta, a freelance journalist specialising in U.S. diplomacy and national security, with emphasis on technology trends in cyberwarfare, cyberdefense, and cryptography. There are plenty of good reasons to outsource your web security. The cybersecurity threat profile faced by the average business is constantly evolving, and in this context, ...

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    Marketer’s lock down checklist


    By Sarah Evans, Senior Digital Strategist, Bottle As we all adjust to the new normal, normal changes again. The uncertainty that accompanies coronavirus has meant marketing budgets are being slashed . For some brands, demand has been utterly decimated, for others, it soars. For a large swathe in the middle, ...

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    Start-up launches to feed Healthcare Heroes


    A new not-for-profit initiative, CheersNHS , has launched today, allowing members of the public to buy frontline healthcare workers a meal to say ‘thank you’, giving NHS and healthcare staff the chance to put their feet up after a shift with a dish of their choice. Established by 28-year-old Joe ...

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    How to make the most of a small marketing budget


    By Peter Sutton, managing director of PMW Communications . You know you should be marketing your business, but where do you start? With new options cropping up all the time, it can be something businesses, in particular small enterprises, put on hold because they just don’t have the time to ...