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How Enterprise Unified Communication Technology Is Changing Business

How Enterprise Unified Communication Technology Is Changing Business

Do you remember those small handwritten sticky notes that people used for phone messages? Communications has come a long way since then, but are we really any better at getting the message to the right person at the right time? Sticky notes have been replaced by email or text messages. Face-to-face meetings are often replaced…

Important new cloud collaboration research announced

Important new cloud collaboration research announced

We still have a lot to learn about the potential collaborative benefits of the Cloud and the different ways it can be applied around the world. Imperial College London has recognised that there is still far more to come from cloud computing and collaboration, so they’ve formed a consortium with five other European academic institutions…

Why some business owners fail to collaborate

While some research indicates that SMEs have changed the way they work and are showing a willingness to collaborate with others, I have found that many business owners are still reluctant to do so. On 9th March, I co-hosted the London Mums and Work Your Way annual International Women’s Day Conference at London’s City Hall,…

Remote Working: Yes, No or Maybe?

Remote Working: Yes, No or Maybe?

Most bosses have a strong opinion about whether or not they want their staff to be able to work from home or not. If you were Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, you would be firmly on the “no” side of the debate so that you would have greater hands-on control over your workforce. However if you…

Economic conditions forcing business collaboration

Economic conditions forcing business collaboration

A report released yesterday entitled “Collaborate UK” contained some interesting information for anyone involved with the micro business sector. According to the research conducted by Professor Robert Blackburn at Kingston University, two-thirds of SMEs in the UK have been forced to change the way they work in response to the poor economy. A quarter of…

Top 5 Tips for Managing a Team Virtually

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Ensure that all members of the team are equipped with the right technology to make the team a success. Technological problems are one of the major barriers to the performance of a…

How Cloud Computing is Revolutionizing Project Collaboration and Gaming

As technology has advanced over the past decade, cloud computing has revolutionized life for both businesses and individuals. Cloud computing allows users to store data, process information, and retain settings on a central server. This allows mission-critical data to be stored in a safe location. This prevents the accidental loss of data through fire, flood,…

Top 5 Tips for Small Business Collaboration

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Make sure that you set achievable goals for your team to give them something to work together for. 2. Identify the skills of your team and organise workloads so that these strengths…

Collaborate to Accumulate

There’s no denying times are tough for small business. Competition for customers is fierce, overhead costs are rising, and although there is much talk of ‘going global’ the reality is for many small enterprises the costs of breaking in to new markets are often prohibitive. Yet there is a way for small business to remain…

Lifestyle Businesses Benefit From Online Collaboration

Many people assume, quite wrongly, that if you are a lifestyle business there is no need for online collaboration, in any sense. But, online collaboration can be a great way to increase the efficiency of your lifestyle business whilst at the same time providing your customers with exactly what they are looking for. There are…

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