SMEs are frustrated by the lack of information that is delivered by their current telephone systems, says a new report.Swyx, a leading provider of IP telecommunication solutions, questioned 120 SMEs to find out what were the most infuriating aspects of their current telephone systems.Nearly a third (31 per cent) said that not being able to […]
Posted on 16th February 2007 in Tech.
SMEs are risking their data and productivity by not keeping their computer systems up-to-date, according to new research.BizHelp24, a company which specialises in IT solutions, has published a report which says that nearly half (49 per cent) of SMEs use old technology to manage their company.Overall, a quarter (24.9 per cent) off all SMEs said […]
Posted on 14th February 2007 in Tech.
Recycling initiatives at businesses, including SMEs, could be giving opportunities to criminals, according to an industry expert.David Macken, the managing director of System Associates, a company which provides security services, has warned that many organisations are not thinking through the security implications of improved recycling measures.According to Mr Macken, just one visit to a typical […]
Posted on 13th February 2007 in Tech.
Businesses, including SMEs, could save money by outsourcing their IT infrastructure, a new report says.Findings published by Info-Tech Research Group, a global IT research organisation, show that businesses can save an average of 27 per cent if they outsource their IT infrastructure to specialists.IT outsourcing traditionally covers four key areas, and the research shows that […]
Posted on 8th February 2007 in Tech.
Many SMEs may be putting themselves at serious risk of becoming a victim of e-crime, a senior police chief has warned.Speaking ahead of the e-Crime Wales Summit 2007, detective chief superintendent Chris Corcoran warned that businesses were still not paying enough attention to their IT security."Many businesses are still failing to realise the need for […]
Posted on 6th February 2007 in Tech.
The owner-managers of many of Britain’s SMEs are embracing flexible working practices, according to a new report.Research carried out by Lloyds TSB and the Open University found that the younger owners of SMEs were using a host of practices to try and make their work more flexible.Nearly two thirds (61 per cent) said they tried […]
Posted on 2nd February 2007 in Tech.
A government watchdog has published research into the market share of niche internet service providers (ISPs). While often ignored by analysts, the research found that small ISPs serve nearly one third (30 per cent) of the UK’s businesses. The report by Ofcom discovered that there were over 700 companies with less than 30 employees offering […]
Posted on 30th January 2007 in Tech.
SMEs are not taking full advantage of the total potential of their IT systems, a new report has said.Findings from research carried out by YouGov found that SME owners and managers still think they are spending too much time searching for files and fixing IT problems, instead of dealing with customers.However, the report did show […]
Posted on 30th January 2007 in Tech.
Microsoft has announced that its new Windows Vista operating system is having a host of applications specifically designed for small businesses use.The software company cited recent research carried out by U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that found that over 50 per cent of SMEs fail within their first year of operation.Microsoft said that the new […]
Posted on 26th January 2007 in Tech.
A new online communications system has been launched that is designed to help SMEs communicate more efficiently.British Telecom (BT) has said that its ‘Workspace’ project will allow people within a small business to share information and manage projects more effectively.If SMEs use the product, which is priced at £7.50 (excluding VAT) per month for each […]
Posted on 25th January 2007 in Tech.
Many SMEs are not convinced by the safety of the telecommunication possibilities offered by VoIP, a report by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) shows. The association, which represents the interests of more than 20,000 member companies worldwide, published the findings of a survey of over 350 SMEs. The results show that only 50 percent […]
Posted on 19th January 2007 in Tech.
SMEs should make sure they understand potential security issues that can arise from incomplete or insecure website development, a leading IT security company has said.A new report from hacking specialist firm ‘encription’, cites a recent study which shows most web development companies fail to consider anti-hacker security when designing a website – through a lack […]
Posted on 18th January 2007 in Tech.