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Articles, tips, and support to help you run and manage your information & communications business, covering everything from building a robust cybersecurity strategy to managing customer data effectively. Take a look below for articles on cloud computing, digital technology and how to manage your ICT business.

An SME’s Guide to Data Protection and Brexit

An SME’s Guide to Data Protection and Brexit

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An SME’s Guide to Data Protection and Brexit

​Jonathan Smy of SMY IT Services talks us through the new data protection regulations that business owners need to be aware of as the UK leaves the European Union

Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

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Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

Ella Patenall of Tech.co​ explores how SMEs can use CRM data to inform their long-term marketing strategy, including a look at data cleansing, segmentation and personalization

Managing Document Security in the Workplace

Managing Document Security in the Workplace

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Managing Document Security in the Workplace

Ben Liu of Kofax takes a look at why it's essential to invest time into protecting your business' paperwork and digital file infrastructure

Using Technology to Upskill Remote-Working Staff

Using Technology to Upskill Remote-Working Staff

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Using Technology to Upskill Remote-Working Staff

With many SMEs postponing employee training due to the pandemic, we explore why now is the time to focus on upskilling staff and how technology can help facilitate this

A Guide to Agile People Management

A Guide to Agile People Management

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A Guide to Agile People Management

Agile management has become more popular amongst UK SMEs during the pandemic whilst teams work remotely. Here's a quick look at the basics

How to Find the Right IT Service Provider

How to Find the Right IT Service Provider

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How to Find the Right IT Service Provider

Vikki Durden of UK IT Service shares her tips on how to know when it's time to switch IT Service providers as a small business owner and how to find the right one

Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

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Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

With record numbers of employees being asked to work remotely, it's vital to ensure your business is protected from cyber attacks. Paul Callaghan of CyberInsurer shares his advice

Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

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Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

Security should be a top priority for any business. Izzy Schulman of Keys4U encourages employers to create a culture in which business security is every employee’s responsibility

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

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Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

Research shows that UK businesses are prioritising investment in cybersecurity in 2020 to strengthen their defences. Adam Louca from Softcat explores

How to Build a Robust Cybersecurity Strategy

How to Build a Robust Cybersecurity Strategy

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How to Build a Robust Cybersecurity Strategy

Dean Moulden from information security consultancy SRM shares his knowledge on how to refine your small business' cybersecurity strategy to ensure it is as robust as possible

Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

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Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

Here's a quick guide from Phil Upton covering five ways to keep your small business and its data safe from malware

How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

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How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

Mark Hill of FRG Technology Consulting shares three ways to cement your status as a great tech manager, even if you’re new to the leadership game or tech industry

Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

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Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

Sophie Chase-Borthwick, Director of Data Ethics & Privacy at Calligo, explains how to incorporate data privacy into digital transformation projects

Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

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Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

Hiring a cloud developer for the first time can prove to be a complicated process for busy SME owners. Here are some expert tips from a technology recruitment specialist to help you along

A Guide to Choosing a Web Host Provider 

A Guide to Choosing a Web Host Provider 

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A Guide to Choosing a Web Host Provider 

Kerry Leigh Harrison of UK Web Host Review talks us through the process of choosing a web host provider, covering the different types of website hosting available and how to prioritize functionality according to business needs

Managing Password Protection & Cyber-Stress

Managing Password Protection & Cyber-Stress

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Managing Password Protection & Cyber-Stress

Many SMEs struggle with effective password management and cyber-stress. Ian Pitt of LogMeIn explains how technology can relieve the burden

What Can Cloud-Based Solutions Do for SMEs?

What Can Cloud-Based Solutions Do for SMEs?

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What Can Cloud-Based Solutions Do for SMEs?

More SMEs are harnessing the flexibility of cloud services to increase day-to-day efficiencies, support scalability and boost security. Dean Gardner talks us through the benefits

How Facial Recognition Technology Can Help SMEs

How Facial Recognition Technology Can Help SMEs

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How Facial Recognition Technology Can Help SMEs

Identity verification is a vital part of many businesses' customer checks. Rhys David examines how facial recognition technology can help save time and resources

AI and Automation Technology for SMEs

AI and Automation Technology for SMEs

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AI and Automation Technology for SMEs

Artificial intelligence and automation are transforming how large businesses operate, but they also offer huge opportunities for small businesses. Here's our guide

Protecting Your Business from a Data Breach

Protecting Your Business from a Data Breach

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Protecting Your Business from a Data Breach

From educating your staff about phishing emails to protecting your local network, here are some important cyber security measures for small businesses