More SMBs are shifting IT infrastructure as part of hybrid working plans

With most workers nowadays operating in a hybrid model, small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) are being forced to rethink their IT infrastructure. This is according to a report from data center specialists ServerChoice, which claims that SBMs are turning to cloud to support their employees. Polling more than 900 SME business leaders, ServerChoice found that most of them (72 percent) …

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How the progressive CFO validates plans and persuades peers

We are all living in vastly changed times and many organizations will be re-engineering and transforming to deal with the new realities of the world. Shops who hadn’t previously considered an online strategy are having to embrace e-commerce, restaurants have become delivery experts and offices have become virtualized. All these activities have had a jarring impact on revenues, cost bases …

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UK prepares plans for ‘full spectrum’ approach to cybersecurity

Later this week, the UK government is expected to publish an Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. The report is expected to contain a “full spectrum” of proposals on how to protect the country from rising levels of cybercrime. According to a report from Computer Weekly, the paper will cover everything from internet security for home users, …

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UK businesses falling behind on digitalisation plans

When it comes to UK companies and their Covid-19-powered digital transformation plans, the mantra seems to be “slow and steady wins the race”. According to a new report from ManpowerGroup, UK organizations aren’t as quick to transform as peers elsewhere around the world, but fewer have had to put their plans on hold, and more are planning to bring in …

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Pandemic saw majority of businesses scrap digital transformation plans

Most businesses understand the benefits of digital transformation and have plans (in motion) to digitally transform their operations. However, as we move into the second year of the pandemic, it is getting clearer to these businesses that their current plans are subpar and need overhauling. This is according to a new report from Fujitsu, based on a poll of 750 …

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Why digitised Local Plans are the answer in the face of a planning system overhaul

The proposed shake-up of the planning system has seen some mixed reactions. In the recently launched planning white paper, the government sets out a new approach based on zoning certain areas, marking some for ‘substantial development’. With change comes skepticism and fear, and there are concerns this will leave many developers free to run riot. While some of those fears …

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Many IT SMBs have made no Brexit contingency plans

Even though many small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in the UK work with organizations elsewhere in Europe, and almost a third of their income stems from these partnerships, many businesses remain ill-prepared for Brexit. According to a new report from Aldermore bank, businesses have been preoccupied with tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and could not find the time or the strength …

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