The modern business landscape is increasingly driven by data. Even enterprises whose primary offering is not information-based are finding themselves swimming in a mass of data. Customers provide data with registrations and information services, but, for any domain where transactions take place online, there is a wealth of additional behavioural information available that is frequently beneficial to business planning.Read More »
Business owners know the importance of effective software applications for the efficient running of their operations. Off-the-shelf software is widely used for many basic office activities, but when it comes to more fine-grained business processes, generic software may not always be the best option in terms of functionality or cost. How do you determine which solution provides better long term value for your business – enterprise, off-the-shelf software, or a bespoke development?Read More »
The Covid-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects for society beyond the obvious health implications and the efforts to control the spread of the virus. One major effect that was reported early on was the surge in cybercrime and, with large numbers of businesses continuing to operate from home or remote locations, the potential for long-lasting damage is high.Read More »
Outside IT support eliminates the time-consuming, costly hassle of having to manage your hardware installations, network safety, software maintenance, and staff support. TMB offer 24-7 tech support - wherever you are in the South of England. We remotely monitor and maintain your systems, hardware, and networks, and can respond rapidly to any problems you might have. We also handle upgrades, updates, and repairs, keeping your business at the cutting edge of technology. Why do we think investing in TMB's remote IT support adds value to your business and workplace? Here are our top three arguments.Read More »
Everything has its time and place - your business software is no exception to the rule. While there's still a place in business for legacy software and classic programs, there inevitably comes a time when you'll need to upgrade or switch the apps your employees use daily.Read More »
Data is one of your most important assets. Customer relationships, marketing strategies, business intelligence, and much more all depend on your core data, so virtually nobody with experience of computer use can be unaware of the importance of backups, or the potential severity of lost data. These losses can be especially devastating for smaller businesses with locally stored sales and customer data.Read More »
Streamlining your operation is one of the most effective steps you can take to increase your efficiency and productivity, with the elimination of needless tasks and wasteful resources at the core of the strategy. However, identifying which tasks should be improved can be challenging, so if you’re devising a streamlining strategy for your business, consider the following five elements:Read More »
Payroll operations are notoriously complex, particularly when it comes to calculating tax, National Insurance and pension deductions from employees, and usually requires specialist knowledge of HMRC rules and regulations. As a business grows, taking on more employees and operating from multiple locations, payroll consumes more time as staff handle increasing quantities of information and reconcile multiple entries.Read More »
Remote working offers businesses many benefits, and it looks likely that some companies may continue to provide homeworking once the current restrictions have been eased and people begin to head back to the office.
However, the suddenness of lockdown seems to have caught some organisations off-guard, meaning employees were thrust into remote working without a comprehensive assessment of cybersecurity.Read More »
As the Covid 19 crisis has proved, the impact of a disaster should not be underestimated. Natural disasters – including pandemics – move very quickly and are often extremely difficult to predict. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that, following a disaster, up to 60% of small businesses fail to reopen.
The same may be true in the UK. Few businesses can close for any length of time and be able to survive in the long-term.Read More »