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 »
If this makes tax too taxing, tough.
The government’s Making Tax Digital plans are to go ahead, despite calls from opposition MPs to delay its rollout. Speaking in Parliament, Mel Stride, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, made a clear declaration about the importance of this legislation:Read More »
We take a look at the stories that caught our eye last year.
The first week of 2019 is nearly over. The last of your new year’s hangover is finally fading, and the extra inch you’ve added to your waistline over the festive period now appears to be a permanent feature of your body. What better time to reflect on the past 12 months?Read More »
Online services now favoured by an increasing number of organisations.
Cloud computing for business is yet to go mainstream in Europe according to research from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. While cloud computing might not yet be widespread, the use of cloud services in the EU has still increased compared with statistics in 2014, and an uptake in cloud computing has been most noticeable in the UK.Read More »
Those at the top need to be more aware of cyber security threats.
When Rudy Giuliani, once mayor of New York City and now head legal buffoon for US President Donald Trump, accidentally inserted a web link in one of his tweets recently, only the most hardened of Trump supporters resisted laughing at his lack of digital acumen. The web domain ‘G-20.In’ was quickly snapped up by someone less keen on the president, and was soon used to host an unflattering message about him.Read More »
Microsoft launches Microsoft 365 Freelance Toolkit.Read More »
Updated criteria to aid in responsible purchasing choices.
Earlier this week, the world-leading sustainability certification for IT products, TCO Certified, launched the latest generation - the eigth, in fact - of its set of criteria.Read More »
Scheme launched as part of London Mayor’s wider Economic Development Strategy.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has published his strategy for making the capital a fairer, more inclusive city, the Economic Development Strategy. As part of that strategy, plans are in place to help small businesses take advantage of London’s technology and artificial intelligence sectors, both described as “flourishing”.Read More »
Here's what you need to know.
When GDPR came into effect, it brought with it the Data Protection Fee, which most organisations have to pay. Failure to cough up the cash, it said, would result in a monetary penalty of several thousand pounds. This week, Data Protection Fee fines became a reality.Read More »