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  • This article was written by Jelle Frank van der Zwet, who manages the go-to-market of Interxion’s Cloud Hubs, a pan-European marketing and product development program. Interxion is a leading provider of co-location and associated managed services, delivering a full set of serv...

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  • There is a huge amount of hype surrounding cloud computing; just go to almost any Tube station in London and Microsoft’s Cloud Power adverts are prominent. But while everyone knows about the cloud, not everyone knows precisely what it is, how it works and what it means to busi...

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  • Cloud computing has been an IT buzz word for many years and its benefits discussed at length, however, small and medium companies (SMEs) in the UK appear to be lagging behind their European counterparts in terms of adoption. Many are failing to embrace cloud technology, despit...

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  • Smaller businesses generally have reasonably straightforward IT requirements. Often a company will first need to do their finances using a spread sheet application. Documents will also need to be written and occasionally presentations given.

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  • Olivier Nguyen Van Tan is Head of Product Marketing for salesforce.com in France. He is an experienced international professional, having held a number of senior positions in New York and Paris. He has several years’ experience with Pierre Audoin Consultants, rising from Consu...

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  • The June 2011 CBI/Harvey Nash employment trends survey, (Navigating Choppy Waters, CBI June 2011) reveals growing numbers of employers are moving away from the traditional 9-5 office-based working day. The survey, which covered 335 private sector employers with a collective wo...

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  • Simon Smith is founder and CEO of Extrinsica Global, a dedicated cloud services provider since 2006. The company offers bespoke cloud services to companies around the globe. Their clients include the Kawasaki World Superbike Race Team and the security team at the 2010 Fifa Wor...

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  • 2011 is set to be the year cloud computing really goes mainstream, as more and more businesses and individuals embrace this key technology trend. Analyst firm Gartner recently stated that cloud computing would be one of the top 10 strategic technologies in 2011, with many peop...

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  • Cloudforce, taking place at the Royal Festival Hall in London, was dedicated to The Social Enterprise – or the ability for organisations to move to a world that is mobile, social and open, and to streamline all their business activities into a living, breathing infrastructure....

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  • Anthony Day & Peter Grant are two of the founders of CloudApps, a sustainability software company that allows companies to make efficiency savings and meet sustainability targets by integrating sustainability goals throughout the organisation. CloudApps aims to connect efforts...

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  • As the bridge between mobile devices and laptops, tablet PCs offer a range of functionality for business users. But the market is relatively new and can be confusing. Does your business need tablet PCs, or should you stick to more conventional products?

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  • Entering a new year should be a time when people feel optimistic about the new opportunities that lie ahead for them. While this may be true for some, in Britain too many of our young people in particular are at risk of wandering under a perpetual cloud of pessimism, which thr...

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  • Ten years ago, a small business owner might reasonably expect to visit the local bank manager and – assuming the business was fairly healthy - negotiate a loan or an overdraft. But that was before the series of calamitous events that have hit the global economy and changed the...

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  • This case study is the personal business account of Sandy Banfield, who owns her own virtual business and support company. Sandy discusses her personal history, professional background and business-building journey to help other entrepreneurs work out their own path.

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  • Fifty percent of start-up businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent fail within the first five years but despite the economic downturn, the SME market continues to grow. While no one knows if a business will succeed or fail - you can take steps in order to help your bus...

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  • Having the right systems and processes in place is crucial to the success of any growing business - but in the early days small business managers often respond to the array of new tasks or challenges they are faced with on an adhoc basis, to ‘get the job done’.

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  • The January bookkeeping blues are looming, as small business owners across the UK are crunching the numbers and getting their books in shape to submit tax returns by January 31. This is the deadline for online submission of Self Assessment tax returns. Those New Years Eve reve...

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  • With the Government's Green Deal set to come into operation later this year against a backdrop of rising energy prices, austere economic conditions and a growing spotlight on sustainability, there has never been a more appropriate time for small businesses to think more about ...

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  • If you've ever worked in an office or any other kind of workplace with more than one person in it, then you will have come across the inevitable workplace gossip. Gossip is defined as 'casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving det...

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