Today, ‘always on’ business users demand more of a consumer-centric experience with digital applications, particularly on mobile devices. This is due to the nature of the work people are doing on mobile. Businesses need to realise that transformation via cloud services needn’t take several years to achieve: here are three ways of understanding the potential of digital business today.
Here is a list of the 9 most common pain points which typically indicate you need new business software.
Posted on 23rd March 2015 in Software .
Every day we hear that IT teams are under growing pressure to deliver an ever increasing number of apps. Managers and executives want to see immediate results without understanding the amount of work that goes into coding an application by hand. Our research showed that 48% of UK businesses have a back-log of 10-20 apps stacking up because they can’t keep up with the current level of projects, let alone get on top of them. However, many of these delays come from simple choke-points in the process that can be easily resolved.
Posted on 29th January 2015 in Software .
We usually think of revolutions as events that occur overnight and change everything radically. But there are many more revolutions that go unnoticed as they slowly transform a market, a technological eco-system or a paradigm. Look at the way that virtualisation has transformed the server market. VMware, a software company, overcame a number of obstacles, the biggest ones being initial performance and scaling limitations. Today, however, virtualisation is the fundamental building block for all Cloud infrastructures, private, public and hybrid.
Posted on 13th January 2015 in Software .
The rise in the use of popular consumer file sharing tools in business, such as Dropbox and Google Drive, have caused major headaches for IT departments frightened of losing control of files shared inside and outside the workplace and putting data security under threat – but the good news is the problem is solvable.
Posted on 12th January 2015 in Software .
Choosing an accountant is like choosing a new business partner. The right accountant will become a trusted colleague that you can depend on, who offers advice and guidance as your business grows.
So what are the top things you need to look out for?
A smooth running payroll system is vital to the success of any small business. Staff payment problems can lead to low morale, poor productivity and perhaps even a government audit.
The world is changing. New technology is released every week which can make current processes seem obsolete. With this change comes new catch phrases and ‘buzzwords’ that often seem only to complicate things; phrases such as Business Intelligence and ‘Big Data’.
The value of compliance is often questioned by senior executives who perceive it as an obligatory tick-box exercise that rewards little and subsequently lacks investment from the board. However, a change of approach that aligns compliance with Business-As-Usual (BAU) activities can deliver results that cast the whole exercise in a much more positive light.
The only thing that you can be certain of in life is, that nothing is certain. For thousands of years the human race has tried to prove otherwise. People have attempted to predict the future with tarot cards, tealeaves and by staring into crystal balls. It’s highly unlikely that we’ll ever be able to see exactly what lies ahead, but thanks to significant technological advances, what we can do is use knowledge of the past and the present to drive a desired future outcome. In the field of IT security, today’s threat landscape is not the same one that we faced when the first PCs were introduced, but new technology creates an exciting opportunity for the security world to strengthen defences. And this is vital in a world where cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and targeted.
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.
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.