The internet is providing rich pickings for the criminal underworld. Mark Dixon, an IT manager at EMS, which provides wireless alarms, says he used to spend two to three days a week cleaning infected PCs.
‘Life On Demand’ is a term that epitomises the way our personal and business lives are heading in 2007. Today, companies make millions giving people the products and services to do any number of things on demand.
As many as nine out of every ten emails sent are now blocked by spam filters, according to Hotmail. These simple tips should help you ensure that legitimate messages to customers are not lumped together with the billions of spam emails sent every day.
Data loss can be catastrophic for businesses, causing costly downtime and the loss of valuable customer information.
Simon Powell, founder and director of lock-maker Servocell, is a self-crowned ‘King Geek’. He owned one of the prototype PDAs, the Psion organiser, back in the primeval days of 1995.
Today, more and more people are working away from the office, whether that is from home or during business trips. SmallBusiness.co.uk and Vodafone are hosting a live webchat with experts in the field to answer your questions about mobile business technology.
Although it almost sounds like a too-good-to-be true offer barked out in an automated American accent, surely no-one – business buyer or housewife – would be crazy enough to turn down an offer of a product that provides more features at a lower cost?
Both Google and SaaS (Software as a Service) pioneer Salesforce.com continue to be financial successes, so expect to see more and more companies follow suit and begin distributing all sorts of software to customers over the web, rather than using the traditional route to market of selling it in packages.
When choosing a broadband package for your business, your main consideration is probably what you’re going to get for your money. However, there are a number of other considerations to take into account that may affect your choice significantly.
I’ve had a few problems with my computers over the past year – bigger problems than I’ve been able to fix and it’s cost me a packet. I now realise we should get some IT support. How do I go about choosing someone reliable and not too expensive? Are there professional certificates that they should have for example?
We now have four computers in our office. People tell me it’s worth networking them together, but I don’t really see the need. Can you go through the advantages of doing so - can’t we just email documents to each other seeing as it’s free?
What is the difference between normal wireless and WiMax? Or is it the same product labelled differently?
People keep telling me wireless is the next big thing, but I work from a small office. Are there any other advantages of having wireless devices or is it just so that your office looks tidy – i.e. not covered in cables?
If I’m honest, I’m useless at computers etc. I do understand that technology can be a great asset, but I’m afraid I’m going to get left behind if I don’t update my knowledge. How can I learn to use the internet more effectively or get the most out of my phone system or mobile?
Michael Murphy, CEO of Friends Reunited, reveals his thoughts on 'social computing'. Michael joined the world famous internet brand after achieving a management buy-in from the founders in February 2003. He is also a non-executive director of Datamonitor.
Finding the fastest, cheapest and easiest-to-use broadband service can be seen as something of an obsession for both consumers and businesses nowadays. Sasha Williamson, CEO at London-based Urban WiMax, believes that, when it comes to businesses, the company he heads can provide a solution to meet those needs.
The days of scrabbling through a pile of business cards to find one contact could be numbered, with the launch of a software program that sends electronic business cards direct to visitors’ mobile phones.
Britain’s office equipment is becoming overrun with potentially harmful bacteria as workers snack at their desks, pick their noses and fail to wash their hands on their way back from the bathroom. Fortunately, however, help will soon be at hand with the launch of the inaugural Computer Cleaning Week.
Yahoo! is upping the ante in its war with Google by unveiling a major overhaul of its ad system. Search engine users will notice very little difference, but its new search-advertising software, Panama, enables ad buyers to test for the most effective adverts, giving a greater understanding of campaign performance and costs involved.
Effective communication can give growing businesses a competitive edge, but it can also improve your firm’s handling of customer complaints and prevent expensive legal wranglings.
An education technology start-up created by an American entrepreneur has netted £1.1 million of seed capital.
Having first cut his teeth in the business world on the classified telesales desks at The Daily Telegraph, Nick Green set up printed.com in 2011 and has grown it to revenues of £3.9 million.
The rise of crowdfunding can only be sustained if we keep the nanny state out.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.