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Marcus Turner Jones graduated in Economics from the University of Sheffield before pursuing a career as a Market Analyst in London.

How To Get Into The Gaming Industry

There’s no doubt about it; the gaming industry in the UK represents a market with genuine growth potential for the future. In fact, the value of this market is set to sky-rocket during the next three years, rising from the current level of $137.9 billion to a whopping $180.1 billion by the end of 2021. This growth is not being solely driven by the capital either, with cities such as Leeds also central to its success. This location is home to Leeds Rockstar, for example, which is part of the legendary Rockstar Games corporation behind the Grand Theft Auto Franchise (which has sold a staggering 95 million units worldwide and generated more than $6 billion in global revenue). With these facts and figures in mind, it’s little wonder that the games industry in the UK remains a highly influentia...

When Should You Register For VAT?

One of the biggest questions that arises from small business owners in the IT industry is if they should register for VAT and if so when should they register. This is an area that is often misunderstood by business owners so it is important to take the time to clarify the key points surrounding this issue. When You Must Register A business must register for VAT (Value Added Tax) with HMRC if their VAT taxable turnover exceeds £85,000 – it is important to realise that this refers to turnover rather than profit so many businesses will need to do so. The business must register within 30 days or you may incur a fine. When you register for VAT, you will be sent a VAT registration certificate which will confirm your VAT number, when you will need to submit your first VAT return and payment...

How Will Blockchain Impact The Lending Industry?

Blockchain is one of the most exciting and talked-about emerging technologies. Providing the operational framework for cryptocurrencies, Blockchain’s potential has already been seen the world over – most notably in the remarkable rise of Bitcoin. So What Is Blockchain?  Blockchain acts as a very secure method of data transfer; this makes it the perfect conduit for the buying and selling of digital currencies. The technology is unique in that every data transfer is permanently recorded with a ‘hash’, which includes the exact date and time of the transaction. This advanced level of security acts to allow traceability and prevent fraud.  For example, in Bitcoin, Blockchain works as a transparent ledger of all transactions; this information is stored on the computers of all Bitcoin users...

How Blockchain Might Transform Businesses

Having been hailed as one of the most significant and promising technological developments in the 21st Century, blockchain undoubtedly has an exciting future ahead of it. The cryptocurrency boom of 2017 saw bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies rocket in price before declining at the start of 2018, but it also brought blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin, to the world’s attention. Here is some further information regarding this technology and its potential to transform businesses worldwide.   Financial Services One of the key industries which blockchain could impact is financial services. Given that blockchain is a decentralised, immutable ledger which allows the seamless transfer of digital information, financial services could greatly benefit from the unparalleled securit...

How Managed Lync Can Improve Your Business Communication

Microsoft Lync is a unified communications solution that helps many businesses to improve their efficiencies and productivity levels. It combines instant messaging, video conferencing and desktop sharing across one server platform and comes bundled with Office 365 business subscriptions. Using Lync in your business is therefore a great way to improve the efficiency of communication across the company, but these can be further improved with managed Lync services from the likes of Redcentric and more. It can be worth considering managed Lync services for a variety of reasons. Improved Account Management Lync is an all-encompassing tool for communication, projects, contacts and so much more, that can greatly improve management and productivity. Rather than having many different technology and...

Rocking The Boat Of Social Media: Why Facebook’s Plight Is A Lesson For All Website Owners

April 2018 was the month where Facebook’s boat was rocked. It is difficult to imagine it ever sinking, but Mark Zuckerberg’s behemoth faced its first significant crisis in its 14-year history, as its failure to protect users’ data hit the headlines. Mr Zuckerberg faced congress to answer questions about how his business uses peoples’ personal data. This lead to an apology from the Facebook chief – the authenticity of which has since been called into question.  It was a stark warning to a multi-billion-pound company that couldn’t seem to step a foot wrong – at least nothing significant enough to markedly affect its market value. The reach of the potential misuse of data? Over 2 billion users’ social media profiles worldwide. Luckily for Mr Zuckerberg, Facebook has become intrins...

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