Communications

Good business communication systems are vital for your success. They make it easier to collaborate and contact customers, partners and suppliers.

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Communications - overview

Good business communication systems are vital for your success. They make it easier to collaborate and contact customers, partners and suppliers.

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Networks - overview

Networking is important for small businesses. Face-to-face communication can help you forge productive relationships with key people.

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Business email - overview

Email is an essential tool for every company. It’s vital to establish your business email requirements first then work out the best way to meet them.

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Mobile phones - overview

These days a mobile phone is essential. Many are as powerful as personal computers. There's no excuse for being out of reach and unable to work.

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Conferencing systems - overview

Conferencing systems - such as conference calling and video conferencing - enable you to hold meetings between people in different locations.

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Collaboration tools - overview

Effective collaboration has never been easy. Online collaboration tools can help employees work together – even if they’re in different locations.

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Create an intranet - overview

An intranet is a private website that can only be accessed by people within your company and where they can view and share company information.

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Instant messaging - overview

Business instant messaging is an easy way to communicate in your company. Choose the right instant messaging client and use it effectively.

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What is document management?

Document management can cut the amount of paper you use and make it easier to find documents when you need them. Dave Poyser explains more.

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Wireless networks

Wireless technology is convenient, cheap and readily available. Use wireless networks alongside traditional wired networks or as an easy alternative.

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Mobile apps for small businesses

There’s a flourishing market in smartphone applications, or 'apps', and thousands are available. But how do you know which ones are best for you?

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Building a network

Once you’ve decided you need a business computer network, it’s important you plan and build one that’s appropriate for your business needs.

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What is an intranet portal?

An intranet portal is a private network using internet technologies. It's only available to people authorised to use it - usually, your employees.