Helping your online customers feel safe

2020-09-22T08:01:08+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Helping your online customers feel safe Amidst a global pandemic and in a burgeoning economic crisis, people are feeling anxiety in all aspects of life. It is a situation that is driving consumers to the internet to purchase online. However, even here, your customer may be concerned that their details are not safe [...]

The benefits of a bricks and mortar store at Christmas

2020-07-06T14:50:35+00:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

The benefits of a bricks and mortar store at Christmas Online is where everything happens these days. Except when you want something literally straight away, or when you want to check it yourself (maybe try it on) before buying, or when you want to talk (or just chat) with an actual human rather [...]

How B2C SMEs can get the best from Black Friday marketing

2020-07-02T16:59:25+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: How To|Tags: , , , , , |

How B2C SMEs can get the best from Black Friday marketing Black Friday may have started as a U.S. tradition, but by this point, in time it’s firmly established here in the UK, which means that B2C SMEs need to take it seriously. With that in mind, here are some tips as to [...]

MS Teams v Slack: let the war of words begin

2020-07-02T14:49:12+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Cloud Services, IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

MS Teams v Slack: let the war of words begin It was really only ever going to be a matter of time, and the market may need to prove that it is big enough for MS Team and Slack. Slack may be willing to share (or have very little alternative) but Microsoft has never [...]

How SMEs can fund R&D and investments in new technology

2020-07-02T14:38:31+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: How To, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

How SMEs can fund R&D and investments in new technology SMEs can find it difficult to access funding from mainstream lenders, a situation that can be incredibly frustrating for them and can be a major anchor on their growth. This problem has been around since long before the 2008 financial crisis, but has grown [...]

Tech trends for 2020

2020-06-30T16:45:37+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tech trends for 2020 Days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer, that can only mean one thing - it’s time for predictions for the new year. In that spirit, here’s a quick round-up of the top tech trends for 2020 as they relate to SMEs. The cloud will continue to grow, fuelled by [...]

Marketing vs GDPR: What You Need to Know about Using Data

2020-06-30T16:29:20+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Compliance, IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Marketing vs GDPR: What You Need to Know about Using Data Decisions have always been driven by data, it’s just that right now the world generates unprecedented amounts of data and we have access to a host of (relatively) new tools to slice, dice, quantify and analyse it. At the same time, however, [...]

MS Teams Vs Slack

2020-06-30T16:24:28+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Cloud Services, IT Support, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MS Teams Vs Slack Some of the tech giants have built their businesses on seeing where small companies succeed and then either making them an offer they can’t refuse or launching their own competitor product. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t and sometimes both products find their own little niche. For example, even [...]

Google My Business improves its options for service businesses

2020-06-26T07:55:05+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: How To|Tags: , |

Google My Business improves its options for service businesses There has been plenty of media coverage about the competition between the internet and the high street, but relatively little about the many businesses that are neither typically “online” nor with a physical presence that customers can visit. Numerous service businesses, such as plumbers [...]

How to get started with a Messenger bot

2020-06-26T07:49:39+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: How To, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

How to get started with a Messenger bot “Chatbots” are becoming increasingly common on business websites, even on websites run by small businesses. The term “chatbot” however, is a bit misleading. Bots aren’t good at chatting. What they are good at doing is following simple, pre-defined instructions, such as looking up a list of [...]

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