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Shortage Of Digital Skills Is Hampering Business Productivity And Growth

The Digital Sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK and contributes to the economy at twice the rate of other non-digital sectors. The UK already leads the world when it comes to new technology. We make more contactless payments than any other country and are natural innovators, eager to incorporate the latest
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Tech Nation Annual Report Praises Worcester And Malvern

Tech Nation has recently released its annual report on the digital sector within the UK, featuring a glowing report of Worcester and Malvern. Dubbed the ‘frontline of the Government’s cyber security strategy’, Worcester and Malvern were identified as a key digital and tech cluster in the UK. In the past twelve months Worcester and Malvern
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Educating Staff Is Key To Protecting Your Business

A well educated workforce in cyber security makes a huge difference in protecting your business from cyber-attacks. A lot of cyber-attacks are aimed at employees with Phishing emails sent to staff.  More elaborate attacks are being seen every day. There has been an increase in fake emails being sent to members of staff working in
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Understanding Bespoke Development

Following on from last week’s article, custom software versus off the shelf software, now let’s look at how to set requirements for your bespoke software development. Firstly, it is key to understand your end goal. Consider the impact, both positive and negative, that any development could have on your company. Also consider the impact of
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Digital Divide Among UK Business Is Holding Back The Economy

The UK is currently leading the way for e-commerce and is 5th place for the availability of technology worldwide.  However, according to the CBI, the UK’s most effective and influential business organisation representing 190,000 private sector businesses, the UK is ranked only 14th in the world for company-level adoption of digital technology. A growing digital
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When April Fools Go Wrong

We have all been at the short end of an April fools prank or two, normally harmless fun that gets a chuckle at somebody’s expense. It does not always go to plan and sometimes it goes horribly wrong. Google, notorious for their April fool pranks, produced the “Gmail Mic Drop”, a special version of the
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How Would You Cope Without Your Computer Systems For A Week?

In the past week reports of a ransomware attack on Lincolnshire County Council has hit the headlines.  A ransomware attack is a virus which locks a device such as a computer, tablet or smart phone and then demands a ransom to unlock it. Reports from the council have shown that they dealt with the attack
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Keep CRM Records Up-To-Date

So how are you getting on finding new customers in 2016?  It’s certainly busy out there, but prospects take time to convert to sales.  Keeping track of all of your prospects, leads and customers is quite a challenge for even the most organised of businesses.  Add in time delays (stalls and objections?) and other staff
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Investment In Key IT Areas Yields Bigger Return On Investment

Recent research from the banking sector suggests that more IT investment doesn’t necessarily boost profits, but targeted investments in particular areas might. A recent benchmarking survey, which is conducted annually with a dozen banks, has shown that investing more in IT is not as important as investing smartly. Executives should spend wisely, not necessarily more
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Benefits Of Using Social Media Managements Systems

Social media can often be very difficult to manage due to work commitments and a busy home life.  By using a social media management tool, it will enable you to post easier and quicker to your selected social media platform. Hootsuite is just one of many social media management systems.  One clear benefit is that
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