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You don’t need a degree in finance to know that the current economic situation is tough. Each year companies go bankrupt, which is more often than not due to a lack of finances, or a lack of budgeting. However, the businesses that take their finances seriously from the get-go tend to be the businesses that grow into prosperous and highly profitable brands. view full post »Read More →

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Apple is synonymous with innovative design, creativity and thinking outside the box. Their new multi-million dollar site housing their headquarters is due to be finished by the end of this year. Rumours abound as to what the giant doughnut-like structure will contain. We know that it’s a mile in circumference, will house over 12,000 employees and has more eco-credentials than you can shake a stick at. The new building is a world away from the more mundane offices in the rest of Silicon Valley. Welcome to the wacky yet incredible world of the new Apple head office. view full post »Read More →

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Branding is about creating a message, telling a story and communicating this effectively. It’s such an important aspect to get right when it comes to your business in order to look trustworthy, connect with customers and compete with your more established competition. Here are just a few of the reasons you should focus on your brand. view full post »Read More →

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The marketplace of the 21st century moves at breakneck speed, with technological advances inexorably changing the ways in which businesses operate at greater speed than ever before. Today, businesses live or die by their ability to use new technologies to improve their output, increase their volume or aid their productivity. From manufacture and industry to communications to (of course) security, technology is changing the nature of the beast at a dizzying pace. In the face of the ever-changing technological landscape savvy entrepreneurs can only gain a competitive edge by staying ahead of the curve, adopting and investing in new technologies to make yesterday’s science fictionRead More →

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We talk a lot about how to protect your business from being hacked and what kind of software you’re better off with – but it’s little talk about what to do when disaster first strikes. It may seem like it’s only the giants out there, such as Facebook and Twitter, that hackers target these days, the reality is quite different; 36 % of global targeted attacks were directed at small businesses with less than 250 employees. view full post »Read More →

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Barely a day passes by without a mention in the news of a company being hacked. Sometimes, it’s small companies where only a handful of people will be affected. On the other end of the scale, huge companies are also falling victim to hacking. The Equifax hack is one of the biggest in history, while Playstation, Cloudflare, Sony, and even Target have all been victims of hacks and data breaches. view full post »Read More →

Heavy industrial businesses used to be expensive, debt collecting enterprises that were often more trouble than they were worth. Just look at manufacturing as an example. Manufacturing businesses are regularly pushed into serious losses because clients don’t pay their bills on time. Instead, they find themselves constantly trying to manage on less money because the people that buy their products are looking after their company first. This is one of the reasons why so many manufacturing companies have closed over the last few years, and this is certainly not the only industry that has failed to modernize itself. view full post »Read More →

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It’s not every day you see a group of competitor companies agree on anything but on September 2017, Oracle joined some big name cloud companies in a movement called Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Joining companies like Amazon, Cisco, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and RedHat as the top sponsors for the Linux Foundation-based groupy that instituted the use of the Kubernetes container orchestration project and related tools. view full post »Read More →

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We’ve all heard the stories of robots replacing human employees, and it’s happening at such an alarming rate that you’d be surprised how many people are losing their jobs thanks to these machines. While it’s the perfect solution to invest in if you’re an international company with a lot of money on the line, it’s perhaps not the best idea when you’re a small to medium business. After all, fostering a healthy company culture is often more important than trying to optimise your business, but there will always come a point where the costs of starting up your business can’t be ignored. view full postRead More →