Technology

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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Business edge: IT simply applied

February 5, 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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Gaining the business edge

February 5, 2012
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Information and Communications Technology (IT/ICT) is an essential asset to businesses – but all too often it fails to produce a measurable business advantage. Beginning in Swindon Business News next month, experienced IT professional and journalist Ray Smyth of Swindon-based The IPstore will offer regular insight and leadership through a new column – Business...

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