Technology

Business websites in Swindon fail ‘mobile friendly’ test

October 4, 2012
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Only 5% of local business websites in Swindon are mobile friendly according to a survey by web design firm Rubber Dragon. The survey covered 222 Swindon-based business websites (mainly from IT and marketing sectors) as listed at OpenSwindon.co.uk, all the websites were working, but unfortunately very few of them were found to adjust to...

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September edition out now!

September 21, 2012
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The September edition of Swindon Business News is out now!

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Green IT: Four tips to dispel the rhetoric

August 28, 2012
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Green IT: Four tips to dispel the rhetoric

Many organisations – and especially IT companies – cite the term Green IT, yet not many people understand what this means. Are there genuine benefits or is it simply the latest IT marketing spin to encourage firms to spend on IT consultants? Chippenham-based IT provider ITS has come up with four tips to dispel...

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Getting the business edge: IT simply applied

August 4, 2012
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In his latest expert column, Ray Smyth of Swindon’s The IPstore says that while IT is increasingly plug-and-play, its optimisation and management isn’t. This requires an informed, proactive and engaged approach and for this, most organisations will need some professional help.   The components and solutions that make up the IT network on which...

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Getting the business edge: IT simply applied

August 4, 2012
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Ray Smyth of Swindon’s The IPstore says, “The cloud is a business tool and a disruptive technology. It can deliver innumerable benefits to any business in any market cycle, but it is not an out-of-the-box option and to get what you need, an experienced supplier is needed.” From what I have said in my...

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July edition out now

July 20, 2012
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The July edition of Swindon Business News includes features on innovation in the motor industry, coverage of our inaugural South West PA of the Year Awards, a preview of next month's Green Special as well as finance, law and property.

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Getting the Business Edge: IT simply applied

July 4, 2012
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Ray Smyth of Swindon’s The IPstore says: “To gain any of the economic benefits offed by cloud computing, it is necessary to increase IT planning, control and management. Care must be taken…”   This month I am looking at the economics of the cloud. A lot is claimed, especially about the savings on offer....

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Business Edge: IT simply applied

June 11, 2012
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Ray Smyth of Swindon-based The IPstore says, “Business Continuity is the result of properly planned, expertly executed IT… It is 100% proactive; the rest is just blind panic…” For an organisation using Information Technology (IT) as a routine part of its day-to-day work, the most modest of problems can cause real frustration, quickly impeding...

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Business edge: IT simply applied

June 4, 2012
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  Ray Smyth of Swindon’s The IPstore says: “Choose the IT your business needs and don’t settle for a scruffy little compromise…” If you can’t obtain the correct tool for the job, is the best available compromise acceptable? Well only if it provides you with a desirable business outcome, but don’t be too eager...

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Tech firms wary of building links with BRIC countries

April 13, 2012
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Most medium-sized West technology companies have no plans to invest in new overseas markets over the next year, despite major opportunities in the so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) economies. New research from accountants and business advisers Grant Thornton shows domestic investment continues to be the number one priority for ICT businesses with...

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