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