Working Smarter with Cloud Computing

Jan 30

Working Smarter with Cloud Computing

Cloud computing brings unparalleled powers to even the humblest computing devices by allowing users to connect with remote servers from anywhere in the world to access files and use the very latest applications. Although the technology has been around for a while it is only now coming into its own thanks to increases in broadband connection speeds and a growing trend...

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Taking Advantage of Adversity

Jan 21

Taking Advantage of Adversity

Tough economic times are not bad news for every business. Some will fail in the face of pressure and many will somehow just manage to struggle through, but a few will actually thrive and prosper by meeting adversity with business innovation. This is not just a case of developing new products and technologies to excite a moribund market, but of streamlining processes...

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Rising to the Challenge of Change

Jan 14

Rising to the Challenge of Change

Advances in IT bring exciting opportunities for business but they also create new challenges for those responsible for keeping things going in the event of a disaster. With each new development comes the danger that it might leave a business more vulnerable than before, and as the pace of change accelerates this threat becomes ever more real and urgent. Strategies...

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Consumer Power Drives Business Strategy

Jan 03

Consumer Power Drives Business Strategy

The recent economic crisis has brought with it some harsh lessons for business, and the harshest of them all has been the realisation that the old way of doing things no longer works and probably never will again. Business strategy in the past has typically focused on strategies such as lean manufacturing and supply chain management to keep companies competitive. In...

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Acquisition Scandal Heads for the Courts

Dec 11

Acquisition Scandal Heads for the Courts

There seems to be no let-up to the battering being experienced among the highest levels of management at Hewlett-Packard. The company’s shock announcement that it was writing off 79 per cent of the $11.1 billion it paid for UK software firm Autonomy in 2011, in a bid to add software to the range of HP products, has already resulted in a furious exchange of...

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SEO: The deal breaker in the world of business success

Dec 04

SEO: The deal breaker in the world of business success

The internet has grown to a point where it is easy to get lost in its vastness. With well over 600 million websites now in existence – around 200 million of which are active – a web site that does not show up prominently in search results stands a good chance of disappearing into the darkness. Search engine optimization (SEO) ensures this does not happen...

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