A new mobile data communications service is being made available to small businesses, icNewcastle reports. Onyx Group, an internet services company, is working in conjunction with mobile technology experts Fone Logistics to launch the service which will provide an opportunity for SMEs to affordably take up mobile data communications packages. This new internet access service […]
Posted on 15th March 2007 in Tech.
UK-based small businesses look set to up their spending on IT this year to a cumulative annual amount of £1 billion. This will be a 15 per cent increase year on year, according to recent research by the storage company AMI. Hardware devices for backing up PCs will be a major arena for spending. Moreover, […]
Posted on 14th March 2007 in Tech.
Smaller providers on the broadband market are doing much more to keep their customers happy – and so keep retention levels high – new research has found.Independent comparison site moneysupermarket.com has released its 2007 Customer Review Index – and found that more than a quarter of broadband users had changed their supplier in the last […]
Posted on 13th March 2007 in Tech.
Nearly half of a working day for the average SME employee is now spent online, according to new research.Data gathered by research company IDC for MessageLabs and McAfee found that at least 40 per cent of the SME working day is now spent accessing online information, such as the internet and email.Indeed, the report reveals […]
Posted on 10th March 2007 in Tech.
VoIP technology could help SMEs cut their carbon footprint and help the UK reach environmental targets, according to new research.Interwise, a global provider of voice, web and video conferencing for businesses, has revealed that the worldwide demand for IP-based conferencing has already risen by 45 per cent in the last year.Increased use of internet conferencing […]
Posted on 8th March 2007 in Tech.
Broadband providers will have to diversify the products they offer to SMEs in the future, according to a new report.A global adviser on telecoms, IT and media, Analysys, predicts that SME spend on broadband access is expected to peak in 2009. However, the report also estimates that the market for broadband managed services for SMEs […]
Posted on 6th March 2007 in Tech.
Hewlett-Packard (HP), one of the world’s largest IT corporations, has unveiled at system specially designed to make storage and data back-up easy for SMEs.The new HP StorageWorks D2D Backup System is a disk-based backup and recovery system designed expressly for the needs of small businesses.It automates and centralises backup operations to provide reliable data protection […]
Posted on 2nd March 2007 in Tech.
The worldwide SME market for VoIP technology is set to increase by 500 per cent in the next two years, according to a new report.Figures published by consultancy firm the Yankee Group, predict that the total market for SME VoIP services will reach $1 billion (£512 million) by 2009. This represents a five-fold increase compared […]
Posted on 2nd March 2007 in Tech.
Web-giant Google has launched a suite of software designed for SMEs to use, in a move that puts it in direct competition with Microsoft.Launched earlier this week, Google Apps offers SMEs a host of features, including email, instant messaging, website creation and a software which allows users to edit documents originally created on Microsoft Word […]
Posted on 24th February 2007 in Tech.
SMEs are confused by the huge number of VoIP solutions currently available to them, according to a new report.That is the conclusion reached by Access Markets International (AMI) after it recently carried out global survey of SMEs and their attitudes towards VoIP.The report found that SMEs still think that VoIP technology is a "risky, confusing, […]
Posted on 22nd February 2007 in Tech.
Small businesses should also be acting to ensure the information on company laptops is secure, says an industry expert.After the Financial Services Authority (FSA) recently fined Nationwide after a laptop was stolen, Wick Hill, a company which specialises in secure infrastructure solutions, is advising SMEs to re-think their data protection infrastructure.According to the company, SMEs […]
Posted on 21st February 2007 in Tech.
Many SMEs are risking significant loss of revenue and reputation because they do not have adequate disaster recovery plans in place for their websites, according to a new survey.The report, published by NetBenefit, found that one in three (33 per cent) SMEs had no disaster recovery plan in place for their websites. Should their websites […]
Posted on 20th February 2007 in Tech.