Scott Hewitt, the entrepreneur behind Norfolk-based design and development firm Real Projects, has compiled a list of the top 40 tools and websites which businesses can use for free.
If Spring is the season of mellow fruitfulness then the Autumn is when the exhibitions start up in earnest.
A whole new raft of kit is required to make a company’s exhibition presence fly and locking everything down with security hardware from Kensington so it doesn’t go walkies. Here Guy Clapperton tells you what you’ll need something for a good display, equipment to help people interact with you in seminars and keep everything charged
As Small Business Week commences, there’s plenty of talk at the moment of the green shoots of economic recovery; and just as many people opposing this view, urging caution even as we head towards the end of 2009 and into a new decade. However, despite an outlook that remains uncertain, there are still plenty of ways for small businesses to remain nimble, competitive and to make smart decisions, which will enable them to ride out the storm and emerge healthier as the economy stabilises.
The battle of the smartphones has begun, and workers wanting to keep in touch with contacts, emails and applications will soon be spoiled for choice, with a range of excellent handsets to choose from. But which should you pick? Here, we look at the pros and cons of each.
Google email users have become the latest victims in an “industry-wide” phishing attack scheme, which has affected thousands of people and small businesses across several web based services.
T-Mobile has today unveiled a new Business Unlimited offer, the only one to give every user unlimited UK calls and texts for £30 a month with a free phone. This flexible offer can cater for businesses who don’t want to be tied to lengthy contracts, offering a SIM-only option with a 30 day rolling contract. Alternatively, users can sign up for a 24 month contract and choose from T-Mobile’s range of phones.
BT, the UK’s largest Wi-Fi supplier, is halfway towards its goal this year of building a million-strong Wi-Fi hotspot network, the company announced today. High speed public wireless broadband is now available at 500,000 homes, businesses and city centres in the UK and Ireland.
In doing the research for this post, I have spoken to many LinkedIn users and business owners.
One of the things I have found fascinating about LinkedIn (which was corroborated by the conversations I had and emails I received), is that the individual tools on LinkedIn seem to form their own intense user groups. Some people describe LinkedIn as Facebook in a suit, but it is far much more than that. One person may focus their whole strategy on maximizing LinkedIn Q&A, another might focus on LinkedIn Events, while a third builds an entire strategy around participating in LinkedIn Groups discussions.
Kevin Moreau, General Manager, Acronis UK & Ireland looks at the thing you can be sure of with computers is that, eventually, they will break down. When you’re busy running a company, ensuring that your systems are backed up is often the last thing on your mind. But with financial figures, competitor information and customer data all resting on your PCs, it’s not surprising that, according to a recent survey from YouGov, 40 per cent of SMBs would suffer severe impairment to business operations in the case of a system failure.
HSBC Commercial Banking has become the first financial institution in the UK and Europe to offer Business Internet Banking optimised for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch mobile digital devices.
Travellers are now set to get even better value and greater clarity on costs when accessing the internet around the world from their mobile phones or laptops from Vodafone UK.
BT Business has launched a new web-based accounting application, to replace the complex software blighting smaller firms, forcing their employees to work longer hours.
The launch of Xero, a new online tool designed for firms and their advisors, is supported by new research by BT Business which finds that almost 50 per cent of smaller business staff work extra hours to clear their current workloads, with 41 per cent admitting that they actually waste work time because of poor technology and systems.