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Top five mobile apps for business

I am forever being asked what my favourite mobile apps are, and if you are reading this blog there's a good chance you’re one of the 11 million people in the UK with a smart phone.

Date: 27 September, 2010   By: Ben Dyer

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Bluetooth off, encryption on: keeping mobile equipment safe

Mobile devices like mobile phones and laptops can bring big benefits for small businesses, allowing employees to be reached no matter where they are.  But this enhanced productivity comes at a cost, as the risk of company data loss due to loss or theft of a piece of equipment increases dramatical...

Date: 20 September, 2010   By: Administrator

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Are your IT systems holding you back?

How often do you exclaim “why won’t you work?” as you stare in dismay at the latest piece of technology that’s failing to do what it's meant to? Yet despite the frustration, I’m sure you’ll agree that your business could not run without this very technology. You probab...

Date: 14 September, 2010   By: Administrator

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The digital business billboard

How would a company react if one of its employees placed derogatory comments about their business on a lamppost or billboard? They would rightly attempt to remove them and I imagine the meeting to discuss things with the offender would be an interesting one. But how many businesses have employees ...

Date: 9 September, 2010   By: Administrator

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10 out of 10 when you focus on 80/20

Vilfredo Pareto has a lot to answer for. Nearly a century ago, this Italian economist instigated the now infamous ‘Pareto’s Principle’, or ’80/20 rule’ when he calculated that 80% of Italy's wealth was owned by 20% of its population. ‘Ooh,’ thought the Italians ...

Date: 7 September, 2010   By: Administrator

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Top five open source applications for business

As I run an IT consulting business - The Open Learning Centre - which specialises in open source software, you might expect my top five applications for business to be all techy server-side databases and the like. While these do generate revenue for my company, for me several of the most important ...

Date: 2 September, 2010   By: Administrator