Find hints and tips to help start, grow and build your business. Whether your business priority is attracting new customers or ensuring business continuity we hope the information gathered here will help you make the right IT decisions.
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Here are a few tips for remaining productive when you are working away from the office.
If you hadn’t yet given much thought to the importance of business continuity planning and keeping your data secure, then don’t waste any more time!
If you don’t understand who your ideal customers are, how can you expect them to buy your products or services?
To stand a chance of surviving in today’s economic climate, it is essential that small business owners do everything they can to reduce costs and save money. So here are seven top tips on setting up your business on a budget.
Upgrading your PC or laptop's operating system (OS) can boost performance and potentially unlock extra productivity.
As a small-business owner, you must keep an eye on SEO strategy and tactics to make sure customers and the general public know the work your company is doing.
Discover how SMBs are using social media to market to new customers and the importance of measuring the performance of marketing efforts.
Research. Research. Research. And I will even say it again, research! Find the pockets of people who are excited about your products and services.
What can business leaders do to motivate employees and encourage them to perform on a day-to-day basis?
People from all different walks of life, sectors and industries can benefit from the hosted communication and collaboration features offered by Microsoft Office 365.
Office 365 enables professionals to work productively from a range of locations - here is our top five.
As business leaders aim to ensure the profitability of their organisation, it is necessary to consider expenditure as well as turnover
How do computer users go about upgrading to Windows 8 from an earlier version of the operating system?
As a small business owner you’ve probably got at least a little understanding about what SEO is and what you need to do in order to get better rankings in the search engines for your website.
The internet has made it possible to work from anywhere. As a result, more and more people are deciding to work where they’re most comfortable: at home!
Both SMBs and midmarket businesses can benefit from signing up for Microsoft Office productivity services in the cloud.
Office 365 offers communications and collaboration functionality for businesses and organisations with employees across multiple sites.
SMBs should be looking to maximise their agility and flexibility as they look to build their customer base.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are increasingly recognising the importance of being able to work productively on the move.
Microsoft Excel helps companies maximise the value of their data, helping to control costs more effectively and obtain business information.
Discover the average first year costs for a small British business and get tips in keeping track of your company’s money.
For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in particular, there may be a relatively fine line between making a profit and a loss.
Modern businesses are fully aware of the importance of investment in information and communications technology, and giving employees the tools they need to maximise productivity.
In difficult economic times the marketing budget may be one of the first to come under pressure. Businesses may look to reduce spending by investing less...
What are the main benefits of mobile working for businesses and their employees?
An upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is helping Cambridgeshire Constabulary to cope with deep budget cuts through better cost management.
Business planning is important for start-up businesses, and those which have been established for a longer period of time.
Explore Skype’s impressive array of business features, including Skype Manager a web-based management tools that helps you stay connected with customers.
Businesses need to engage with their employees on IT security issues, according to Intel's chief information security officer Malcolm Harkins.
An often-overlooked key aspect for small businesses is how to keep a handle on security and continuity.
What options do businesspeople and consumers have for Windows 8 laptops and tablets?
What are the various features offered by Microsoft's Office 365 plans, and which suits your company best?
What steps should computer users be taking to guard their PCs against the threat of malware?
SMBs cannot afford to underestimate the importance of sound IT security practices, it has been claimed.
Businesspeople and consumers need to ensure they create strong passwords which are almost impossible to hack.
Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 8, offers potential benefits to all PC and mobile device users.
Anywhere working was all the rage in 2012 - but do business leaders see its long-term potential?
Office 2013 is all about working together in a connected environment. Here are just three of the standout tools.
Many businesses today can’t imagine a life without email, but that’s only half the story.
As well as boosting productivity and reducing costs, Office 365 gives SMBs the opportunity to enhance their IT security processes.
By increasing business productivity, SMBs can boost the bottom line and increase profitability.
For some time, businesspeople and consumers demanded a media tablet which brings Windows functionality to the touch-screen platform.
Learn how Microsoft Office 365 can make your workday more productive. From anywhere working to getting a business website up and running.
Using Windows 8 for business? Here are some great apps that your business will benefit from.
Being an online influencer is not usually the goal of a startup, but in this modern, social media-heavy world, becoming an influencer is becoming more important.
Leadership can be a tough ask. Here are some tips that should help you manage your business more successfully.
The launch of Windows 8, Surface and Windows Phone 8 has presented mobile workers with a range of new options.
Office 365 gives small businesses the confidence they need to grow, compete, and focus on what they do best – serving their customers.
Businesses need to focus on delivering high quality, professional marketing materials as they aim to attract the attention of consumers.
Showcasing your skills and capabilities as a professional and as a company through an impressive business portfolio will help you in building your credibility.
SMBs can use Office 365 to create a website - essential in the modern world of business - with little cost or expertise required.
SMBs can use IT to operate with agility and flexibility, helping to ensure they meet customer expectations without adding to costs.
Businesses can cut IT costs by reviewing infrastructure and operations spending and looking for small efficiencies.
The operating system on business computers plays a huge role in improving efficiency and work flow.
When it comes to techie toys, this New Year is full of potential for small businesses - and towering in importance for technology companies.
Trimming out costs is a priority for most businesses right now; and IT shouldn’t be exempt from good business practice.
Who likes hiring? Who likes the process of hiring? It’s difficult but, when it comes to interviewing potential employees, you need to ask the loaded questions.
The increasing use of personal devices at work is liberating information workers, but it’s a trend that adds to the burden on those tasked with safeguarding data.
Why choose a Microsoft Partner for your IT services and support? Do they offer real value and lower running costs?
At Microsoft, we’ve been putting a lot of thought into the Hybrid Organisation, which focuses on getting your people, workplace and technology to work in harmony.
Any investment in technology must add value to your business: cutting costs, helping information workers and improving sales.
Medium-sized businesses need to squeeze every last drop of value out of any IT investment.
Windows Intune answers your business need for reliable technology with simplified setup, maintenance and billing.
Responding to tenders and preparing bid documents can be an unwelcome drain on the resources of a midsize company.
The new Windows Phone 7 looks really fun - but is it up to the job of helping us run our business?
Microsoft BI simply calls upon the familiar Microsoft programs you already use in your business. Learn more about how BI can help your business.
We’re keen to cut our overheads and maximise the ROI on our server technology. We’d welcome your advice for medium-sized operations like ours.
Discover tips for managing your small business cashflow and learn the most effective way of dealing with late payments.
Clinching a deal is a great feeling. Doing the job is a pleasure. However, bad invoicing means bad cashflow. Here are ten tips to avoid the red ink.
Want to use social media for business? Don't know how? Have a look at these handy tips and improve your presence on Twitter and LinkedIn.
IT security for small businesses is a landscape which changes on a daily basis. It’s high time we revisited the issue.
Most small businesses with a bit of exposure to technology know a little about SharePoint, but let's delve a little deeper and find out the business benefits.
Microsoft is doing its bit from the top to eradicate piracy; and not just because it affects profits. It also affects customers. Pirate software isn’t cheaper. Learn why.
We’ve been looking at Lync, Microsoft’s unified communications package which makes voice and video calling and teleconferencing simple and seamless.
Times are certainly hard. But at this sort of fork in the road, there are only two options and two outcomes. Learn how to market your business as well as you can.
Do you know your best friend’s telephone number? Or your spouse’s? The telephone number is practically as outdated as my deerstalker hat.
Technology plays a crucial role in most businesses; particularly the service businesses which make up the bulk of the UK’s economic activity.
If you’re a small business, you’ll know better than anyone that you have to wear both the sales and marketing hats, and that they both matter equally to the business.
Microsoft Access has been part of the main set of programs shipped with Office for well over a decade now, but it’s one of the least-used programs in the suite…
For this month’s Hidden Gem, I thought we might start with a little riddle. When is a browser not a browser?
In this edition of Hidden Gems, we are following the trail of Microsoft Office Publisher, one of the most important tools in the small business armoury.
Today a world of helpful apps opens up new ways of working that help us achieve more in less time…
If you haven’t yet upgraded to Windows 7, you’re missing out. It’s designed to help everyone in business save real time and therefore real money.
Welcome, intrepid investigators! Our second Hidden Gem is a new look at PowerPoint. The presentation program will have been around for a quarter of a century next year.
Have you discovered Clip Art, or Macros? In this series, we’re going to discover some of the hidden gems in Microsoft products which you may already have.
Buying cloud services instead of traditional hardware and software can save you money, and kickstart new opportunities for your business.
Discover a range of business guides to help provide IT solutions for your business.
The Book Of Small (Business) Solutions is a simple, easy to read IT guide aimed at small business owners and managers.