Protect it yourself? The pros and cons of DIY network security

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

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

Network security is a critical consideration for any business. But should SMEs opt for a DIY approach, an in-house team or a third-party provider?

Five ways by which your POS system is saving you money

Getting the right POS system can help drive further sales through a business

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

The 21st century virtual data room: A how-to guide

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.

From the sharing economy to radical generosity: A shift from transacting to gifting

Newer entrants to the job market have a different perspective on what is required

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.

Sferiq leads the way in opening the art market to investment professionals

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.

How employees can use tech to be productive while watching the summer of sport

Technology now allows staff to not miss big games whilst still getting the job done

Alan Ritchie, managing director at PC World Business, gives his tips on how to balance new flexible working requests with remaining productive.

What businesses can learn from the Domino's customer data compromise 

Following the breach at fast food chain Domino’s, in which hackers claim to be holding 600,000 customers’ data to ransom, Steve Smith, MD of data security firm Pentura, gives his analysis of the latest security breach to hit news headlines.

Securing customer details online – What every business needs to know 

As ever more information is stored and shared online, firms are at more risk

As ever more businesses fall victim to cyber theft of customer information, Jenny Hotchin, solicitor in the technology team at Ashfords, provides some advice on getting protected.

Apple vs. Samsung just a tremor, but there’s more to come

Intellectual property and its protection is an important consideration for many growing businesses – but is one attracting a lot of attention due to battles being waged by global technology giants, explains Mathys & Squire chartered patent attorney Ilya Kazi.

How social trading apps are revolutionising the way we trade and make money

TopTradr's James Olden points to the fact that FX trading has doubled in a decade

James Olden, co-founder of TopTradr, makes his case for how democratisation and innovation have revolutionised foreign exchange for smaller players.

Navigating through the issues of desktop virtualisation and BYOD

For any business looking to stay ahead of the innovation curve, bring your own device is a trend which has been hard to ignore. Scott Cairns, CTO at T-systems, explains what companies need to address before diving in.

New breed of 3D printing start-ups emerging to challenge consumer brands like Nike

As one of the biggest trends to emerge during 2013, 3D Hubs co-founder Bram de Zwart explains why 3D printing is democratising the way start-ups can compete with bigger players.

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