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IT matters: Smart investment can bring real business growth

Investing in IT is nothing new but how smart are you with your money? These four simple steps could be the difference between return on investment and perpetual frustration

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Innovation is key not only for starting a business but also staying ahead on the pack: so what steps can you put in place to optimise yours?

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Is a DIY network security program enough as cyber threats become more prevalent and sophisticated?

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Point of sale systems can deliver big benefits to a company bottom line.

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In an era of fast deals and big money, Tom Horsman, head of technology at Imprima, explains how a virtual data room aids the process.

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As the baby boomers and millennials line up in the workplace, Watershed director Simon Middleton examines how the new concept of 'radical generosity' could lead to a generation of entrepreneurs paying it forward.

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To coincide with the creation of a new award at this year’s Investor Allstars, GrowthBusiness finds out how investment firm Sferiq is facilitating new technologies and new investment to shake up the art market.

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