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Reasons to Invest in a New Website in 2018

If you have a website which is fit for purpose and seems to be doing the job, you might not think that any updates are needed. But what if a professional web developer could unlock the potential in your website and make it even more successful at representing your brand? Web design trends are always evolving, and the last thing a small business needs is for its website to look outdated.

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By |December 8th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

5 Office New Year Resolutions

As we head into 2018, it’s time to start thinking about setting goals and resolutions for the brand new year ahead. Business owners and CEOs want their companies to become more successful and experience growth year on year, but it’s the small things combined which help us achieve the bigger ambitions in life.

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By |December 2nd, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

How Much does your Business Value Data Security?

Cyber criminals pose a huge threat to businesses of all sizes – yet few are taking real action to stop them damaging or stealing their data. A data breach or cyber-attack can have a number of repercussions including loss of productivity, large fines and a negative brand image. If the public can’t trust you to keep their personal data safe, they’re unlikely to do business with you.

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By |November 25th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

6 Tips for Preparing your Business for Christmas

Dare we say it… Christmas is almost upon us. Of course many B2C business owners have already been planning for Christmas for months, as it’s the busiest period for many industries. Companies all over the world are gearing up for peak spending season as the festive holidays approach. Ecommerce businesses in particular should be ordering extra stock and boosting marketing efforts, as billions are expected to be spent online in the UK.

If you want to make sure you capitalise on the extra custom around Christmastime, then you need to make your business holiday-ready. Take a look at these preparations and start introducing them now before it’s too late.

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By |November 16th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

Why is IT Support Vital in Big Cities?

A strong network of IT support is critical to any business, but especially to those located in densely populated areas. Ever thought what would happen to the City of London if the internet went down? Companies rely heavily on technology to operate, so London businesses and those in other big cities need premium IT services to support them around the clock.

Situating yourself in the hustle and bustle of a metropolis can have a number of advantages: an impressive public transport network, access to a huge workforce and an increased customer base. However with that strong placement, you need to ensure your company delivers.

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By |November 9th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

How do you Recycle Electronics?

Recycling is now a part of everyday life, at home and in the office. It’s not just small items such as plastic bottles and waste paper which can be recycled – in fact, it’s just as important to responsibly dispose of large electronic items too. As businesses need to consistently try and reduce environmental impact, taking care of waste electronics plays a huge part in environmental responsibility.

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By |November 2nd, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

4 Most Dangerous Threats on the Internet Today

While the internet is vital for most businesses, it is also a very dangerous place. Every time you go online at home or at work, you are at risk of being infected with a virus or being held hostage by malware. From complex threats curated by hackers to suspicious links leading to dodgy advertisements, online security has never been so important.

Not only can viruses and online threats slow down your computers, but serious hacks can jeopardise your data. With the new data legislation coming into effect next year, which state that organisations must prevent and record data breaches, now is the time to make sure all of your staff are aware of the common threats faced on the internet.

Having updated security systems in place such as firewalls and anti-virus software is a good place to start, but many data beaches occur through human error such as clicking suspicious email links. Threats are evolving all of the time, but here are the four top online threats to be aware of at the moment.

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By |October 26th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

4 Tips for Creating SEO-Friendly Web Design

Any business trying to build website traffic will understand the important of an SEO-friendly design. However, many companies don’t have the knowledge or industry experience to ensure all elements of their site are optimised for search engine optimisation, and many web designers are also unaware of small SEO design mistakes.

Designing a website is a difficult enough task as it is, trying to find a winning combination of usability, brand messaging and marketing tactics. Throw SEO into the mix and it can be very daunting – which is why it’s best to leave it to the experts. It’s not all about how your site looks to the visitor’s eye, but also how it looks to a search engine.

Here are some top tips for designing a website which ranks well.

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By |October 11th, 2017|Web Design|0 Comments|

How to Save Money with Business Computer Support

When organisations consider ways to cut costs, spending on business services will likely be at the bottom of the list if it’s there at all. After all, you probably won’t see an IT support engineer from your service provider around very often, so it’s easy to forget how important they are to your business.

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By |October 4th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

How Cyber Criminals Hack Businesses

Cyber security is a hot topic right now, especially as businesses prepare for the new GDPR which could momentously increase fines for affected companies. Research has revealed that UK SMEs were increasingly targeted by cyber criminals in 2016 – up to 230,000 times each. The volume of cyber-attacks experienced by individual businesses doubled during the year, with many threats coming from outside of the UK.

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By |September 27th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|