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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Top 5 tips for overworked SMBs

Deciding to start a small business is the easy part - ask any of the experts. Putting a business plan in place, figuring out advertising and social media and even - gasp - launching a website are where many SMB owners get bogged down. One expert offers his advice on how to keep pushing forward without the burn-out factor activating. >>

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Internet downtime at work costing UK economy £11billion a year

Poor work Internet connections are costing the UK economy billions of pounds a year in lost productivity, according to research from telecoms provider Daisy Group. >>

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Slow adoption of virtual events despite cost and time benefits

Event marketing is a key way in which companies obtain leads and raise brand awareness. However, even in this digital age, virtual events are seeing slow adoption despite the cost and time benefits. >>

Friday, March 06, 2015

Few help desk systems are cloud-based

A new survey among I.T. professionals reveals that nearly half have no plans to increase investment in help desk software this year and only a third had moved their customer service programs to the cloud. >>

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Report: US, UK users vulnerable because of passwords

US and UK computer users may be some of the most experience in the world, but that experience isn't leading them to be safer online. That is the takeaway from a new survey out from Siber Systems. According to their poll password management is actually putting some US and US users in danger from hackers and the like. >>

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A third of Europeans admit to providing fake personal details online

Such is the concern surrounding privacy of personal data online that a third of Europeans freely admit they provide false information when signing up for online services, according to new research from security firm Symantec. >>

Friday, February 20, 2015

How M&A will influence advertisers in 2015

The online space is quickly changing from a place consumers go to find specific information about products or brands to a place they go to keep up with friends, do some shopping and read the latest headlines. This changing environment is also opening new opportunities for advertisers and brands. >>

Friday, February 20, 2015

How to design a brand from the ground up

Savvy brands are in social media, have mobile friendly websites and design landing pages to draw shoppers and content readers farther into their sites. But none of that matters if the brands isn't strategically building their reputation. One expert offers tips on how to design a brand from the start. >>

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Xero: SMBs optimistic heading in to Q2

Looking ahead to the second quarter and then the second half of 2015 new data out from online accounting hub Xero indicates small businesses in the US are optimistic about their growth. However, they aren't so optimistic that they are will to hire a number of new employees. >>

Friday, February 13, 2015

U.K. businesses trail U.S. in cyber insurance take-up

Implementation of cyber insurance policies is far more commonplace among U.S. businesses than those in the U.K., according to a recent whitepaper from not-for-profit security group the Corporate Executive Programme. >>

Friday, January 30, 2015

Photographs among Brits' most treasured possessions

Which items would be the first you would save if your house caught fire? According to a recent poll in the UK, sentimental Brits would grab their photographs before any other possession. >>

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Banking industry figures show silver surfers avid users of Internet, mobile banking

Online banking is not just for the young. New figures published by the British Bankers' Association reveal that almost 2.3 million customers aged between 70 and over 100 years old now use Internet banking and the oldest customer to have downloaded a banking app is 108. >>

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Shareholic: Facebook now accounts for 25% of social referrals

Consumer reliance on social media to drive online traffic has increased significantly, according to new data released by content discovery experts Shareholic. >>

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

UK: Privacy concerns rising, trust falling

The sharing of personal data by companies is the top concern among British consumers, according to the latest annual TRUSTe Consumer Confidence Index, which reveals a third are more concerned about their privacy today than they were a year ago. >>

Friday, January 23, 2015

Study: Service virtualization can reduce risk

There is a new study out from voke, inc., that posits service virtualization can help businesses reduce software risks. Service virtualization, say the report authors, reduces the amount of wait time, getting software products to market and costs. >>

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