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How To Expand Your SME

If you’ve ever thought of owning your own business, you’re not alone. Research shows that four out of five 16-21 year-olds in the UK have shown an interest in being their own boss. It’s in fact predicted that 2018 is going to end on a high, making it yet another record-breaking year for start-ups in the UK. So, how do you make sure your SME keeps turning over a healthy profit? Here, we discuss the best ways in which you can improve and grow your business. Advertising Okay, so it might sound obvious, but an excellent advertising strategy is a huge asset for your company. Whether this is online or in person, your brand has to be in the public’s attention. Many people assume that advertising campaigns will be too costly for the size of their business, but this doesn’t have to be the case. A w...

VoIP: The Key To Unlocking Big Financial Savings For Your Business?

Voice over Internet Protocol technology allows you to make calls over the internet instead of on a normal landline or mobile phone. Different VoIP models have different systems for pricing, but the general principle is that calling over the internet uses relatively little bandwidth and, with fast enough broadband and a high monthly usage limit, a call over VoIP will cost next to nothing and represent a great saving compared to the same call made on a landline phone. Premise-based or cloud-based? There are two essential models of VoIP today: premise-based and cloud-based. Premise-based VoIP sees your company buy all the equipment necessary to run and maintain the VoIP from the premises, which can be a good choice for medium to large-sized businesses who want the certainty of having their te...

8 Reasons Why A Virtual Office Is Perfect For Online Businesses

West End rents are ridiculously high, and you could shop around for office space in the East End, but the likelihood is you will find the same. Today, however, businesses have more options. With the serviced office and coworking spaces being viable options, you can find yourself working in London’s financial district. Then, there is the virtual office, which eliminates the need for you to even make the trek into the city. The virtual office allows businesses to move the functionality of office space in the online environment. Outfits like Servcorp virtual offices can fit out your business with the latest in technology, so managing your office remotely is simple. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why the virtual office can help your online business. 1. Access to onsite facilit...

Digital Transformation Is Forcing The Traditional PMO To Evolve

Whether it involves implementing new technology, re-designing the way an organisation interacts with its customers, or improving access to technology for employees, digital transformation is now an essential part of business as usual. It enables organisations faced with ever increasing global competition and economic challenges, to potentially generate additional revenues, become more competitive and in turn, more profitable. This is corroborated by research from Gartner, which estimates that 66% of companies who are implementing digital transformation projects expect to generate more revenue as a result and a further 39% expect to see their costs reduce through the adoption of digital technologies. Yet in spite of the promised rewards, digital transformation projects present unique challe...

How To Manage A Company-Wide Email Migration

Sooner or later, your company may decide to conduct a full-scale email migration, from one provider to another. There are many ways this process can go wrong, and since email is likely your main form of communication, you’ll want to avoid those pitfalls in any way you can. With the sheer diversity of email providers and methods of transition, there’s no single process that can cover every possibility. However, there are some general considerations that can make your process smoother and more reliable. Choose a new provider and transition process Your first goal should be to choose the right provider for your needs. Consider the cost of the email service, the perks of your subscription (which usually includes other apps), and which email management platforms will be available to your employ...

7 Ways Machine Learning Will Transform The Enterprise

We are sure somewhere you also have come across the name of artificial intelligence. The whole world is discussing the power of artificial intelligence and how it will influence humanity either in positive or negative ways. The terms machine language and artificial learning have become the most complex buzzword across the globe. But believe it or not, artificial intelligence is truly a game-changing technology in the field of enterprise learning. Some of the big organizations have actually been taking the full advantage of artificial learning. We are living in the digital age where our life is heavily dependent on the exchange of a huge amount of data. We understand the role of collection and analysis of data and these are the biggest components behind our transformation. In the same way, ...

How Fast Data Creates Growth Opportunities For Organisations In 2018

For the first time in decades, huge organizations and businesses can make accurate minute by minute accurate decisions that weren’t possible. The solution? Fast data. Several companies now leverage fast data to bring about positive drastic changes in their service delivery and ROI. UPS, a leading logistics company, is able to track information and process tracking requests on millions of packages and customers per day – thanks to fast data. Imagine what would happen if this performance dropped. Think of a reduction in sales, reduced customer trust, and losing clients to competitors. In this post, we discuss five of the biggest advantages of fast data an decide if it’s worth implementing in your business or organization. But first, let’s have a refresh on what fast data is. What is fa...

Time To Layer Up For Blockchain Interoperability

Remember when the narrative around blockchain was confined solely to bitcoin and not a lot else? This particular cryptocurrency was its most visible proponent, leveraging the technology’s near-real-time data storage capabilities to exchange and validate data across supply chains, while bringing the concept of the smart contract into mainstream parlance. While the impact was big, the initial scope of application and, in turn, range of blockchain platforms available was much more modest; a scenario that has changed considerably, thanks to the continually moving goalposts of today’s digital world. As blockchain’s potential outgrew its early limitations, and more diverse opportunities for its deployment emerge beyond the staple domain of finance, it is apparent that the technology can revoluti...

Pros And Cons Of Artificial Intelligence In The Digital Arena

Artificial intelligence has its spread everywhere these days and has been impacting every walk of life in the past decade. These days when we are surrounded by tons of gadgets and devices, there is an increasing role that artificial intelligence has to play. People have feared artificial intelligence right since its inception. Movies have in the past portrayed AI as a demonic character. Many people have equated AI with a major threat to human existence. So where does all this fuss about AI lead to? In this light, it is worth discussing some of the pros and cons of artificial intelligence in the digital era and the role it has to play in the years to come. PROS Handle A Variety Of Monotonous Tasks Machines don’t get bored while humans do, so it’s a good way that human can spend their time o...

How To Manage A Company-Wide Email Migration

Sooner or later, your company may decide to conduct a full-scale email migration, from one provider to another. There are many ways this process can go wrong, and since email is likely your main form of communication, you’ll want to avoid those pitfalls in any way you can. With the sheer diversity of email providers and methods of transition, there’s no single process that can cover every possibility. However, there are some general considerations that can make your process smoother and more reliable.  Choose a new provider and transition process Your first goal should be to choose the right provider for your needs. Consider the cost of the email service, the perks of your subscription (which usually includes other apps), and which email management platforms will be available to your emplo...

The Basics: Point-To-Point Cabling Versus Structured Cabling – What You Need To Know

Your organization is having its own data center, and an extremely critical part of its existence is its cabling system that connects its servers, switches, and storage units. There are two basic methods used in setting up data center cabling systems, namely, point-to-point cabling and structured cabling. If this is your first time ever to hear of these two cabling methods, here’s what you need to know about them. Point-to-point cabling lets you directly connect a server, switch, or storage unit to another one As if it wasn’t already obvious enough in the name itself, point-to-point cabling is a system that allows you to connect two servers, switches, and storage units to each other on a one-to-one basis. It’s a simple, fuss-free way of setting up an overly basic network infrastructure – th...

Lessons Learnt From The Aragon Research Globe For Enterprise Video

The 2018 Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Video published in July of 2018 is a comprehensive 29-page report where Aragon Research not only identifies the leading providers in the Enterprise Video space, but also reviews a number of trends and insights related to the growing use of video within the enterprise. Video is proving to be a critical asset to the digital enterprise and is on a collision course with digital asset management. If you have not already done so, we highly recommend you download this free report. The need for video content in a digital enterprise is greater than ever now that video-enabled customer journeys have become more vital to engagement. Use cases still rule the day and Video-Enabled Business Applications (VEBAs) are still a way for enterprises to get started ...