No team should be an island.
The idea of information silos is simple: they occur when different departments within a business do not communicate effectively with each other, resulting in information essentially becoming trapped in one place. It’s a concept that has been around for decades, and although silos are more likely to affect large organisations, they can also be a problem for SMEs. Here, we’ll be looking at how silos manifest themselves, why they’re bad for business and how to deal with them.Read More »
Why deal with hard copies if you don't have to?
Do you ever find your desk at work buried under bits of paper? Maybe a pile of customer orders here, a heap of invoices there – and more than a smattering of timesheets to deal with. Not only is it messy and terrible for the environment, it also makes finding anything a nightmare. So how do you solve the problem? With an electronic document management (EDM) system.Read More »
Why saving a few quid on software might not be such a good idea.
Using open-source software for business purposes can seem like a good idea for one simple reason: it’s usually free. When you’re trying to keep down expenses and boost margins, a saving of hundreds or even thousands of pounds can be hard to ignore. But like most things in life, it’s a bit more complicated than that…Read More »
Should you buy Opera 3 outright or pay monthly?
Pegasus Opera 3 is not only a powerful software solution for business; it’s also extremely flexible. It’s modular, it can be customised with add-ons, and it can be paid for in a variety of ways, including a one-off payment or instalments. If neither of those are right for you, though, then you might be better off with Opera 3 on subscription.Read More »
How a system of cards on boards can bring greater efficiency to SMEs.
Efficiency and teamwork are everything in business, and Kanban can do a hell of a lot to improve both. But if you’ve never heard of it before, or if you’re just unsure about how it works, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this beginners’ guide, we’ll take you through the basics and show you how Kanban can benefit your business.Read More »
Technology can make real, positive contributions to your business.
We write a lot about cyber security at TMB. It’s one of those unavoidable subjects that needs to be addressed, because it’s so important. But let's be honest: it’s not exciting. Most of the time, when it’s working, you’ll barely know it’s there, and it’s designed to protect your business, not to improve it. As much as security matters, though, there are many other reasons to invest in IT – in ways you’ll notice every day.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 »
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 »
How to promote teamwork with the right software.
There are all sorts of benefits to collaborative working. Helping those within a business to better recognise and work towards shared goals, collaborative working can bring more ideas and expertise to the table when resolving problems, as well as solving those problems quicker and more efficiently.Read More »