Truly successful businesses build their strategies around getting the most out of the best possible employees. Attracting and retaining an employee with the right skill set, who share the company’s values and is comfortable with (or indeed driving) the right culture, is invaluable to a business. There are obviously many factors that a potential employee considers about your business before applying for a role, and choosing to stay with you for a sustained period of time, but one which is becoming more and more important is technology. Read More
The new school year is now in full swing, and while you might have made and executed some of your plans over the summer, when it comes to technology, it’s always worth keeping an eye on the next project. And it’s always a great idea to head into BETT with a solid idea of the technology you’re looking to invest in next.
With that in mind, here are 4 education technology tools we think are going to be essential in 2020.
Changing or bringing anything new into your business can cause some level of upheaval – even if it’s a positive change. Your employees come into work every day and expect to interact with and carry out tasks in a certain way. Whatever changes you make, it can take some time to adjust, and bringing in new technology is no exception. Read More
Life in a busy law firm is fast-paced. You’re handling tens, maybe hundreds of cases across the spectrum of legal issues. You’re focused on getting the best outcomes for your clients, and fee earners work tirelessly to get results and deliver value. Read More
It should (hopefully) come as no surprise now that support for Windows 7 ends 14th January 2020. Windows 7 certainly was and still is a very popular version of Windows, both for businesses and home users alike. As of March this year, Windows 7 still had a market share of 38.41% – admittedly sitting behind Windows 10 at 40%. Undoubtedly, many have been so happy with the product they have seen no reason to upgrade – but with the clock ticking down to desupport, this presents a very compelling reason to upgrade, which we’ll go into shortly.
It’s been predicted that by 2020, as much as 50% of the UK workforce will be working remotely. Outside of boosting employee health and wellbeing, and helping the environment by cutting down on commuting, there are also real potential benefits to your business. Research by CanadaLife found that remote workers rated their productivity 7.7 out of 10, compared to office-based workers with an average of 6.5 out of 10. So in 2019, as a growing business, it’s vital that you consider remote working as part of your strategy. How are you going to enable and empower remote workers? Read More
It would be incredibly ill-advised to do anything in business which isn’t backed by a wider strategy. Especially as you’re growing, every decision you make could mean accelerating your growth or setting you back. Your core business strategy is obviously the most important document at the heart of this – but as you grow you will need to bring in strategy in more specific areas to make sure everything is aligned. Read More
The right technology can move your business forward – but it’s about more than just investing in the latest devices. To make sure you’re getting the most value out of any technology you bring in, you need to make sure that there’s a solid strategy in place around how to utilise it.
Here’s how to get the most out of technology in your small business.
Growing businesses need to invest in the right places to continue, or accelerate their growth. “You’ve got to spend money to make money” is the old adage, but an improvement on that might be to add the word “smartly”. Identifying the areas which will do the most to stimulate and encourage growth, and assigning ample budget to improving or developing them is a key step on the ladder towards being a successful, established business. Read More
As a growing business, you want to be able to provide your team with the tools they need to be productive and effective. For a business in 2019, this means technology – devices and a supporting infrastructure that allow your employees to access vital resources on and off premises.