Reimagine your business using mobile technology

An interesting event this morning on “Redefining the Customer Experience using Mobile” hosted by the Institute of Directors (Young Directors Forum) held at the Alchemist in Manchester’s Spinningfields. In addition to some mind-boggling stats about the proliferation of mobile connections and apps being launched on a daily basis, the overarching message for businesses is that … Read moreReimagine your business using mobile technology

How to get to grips with your business finances

It is easy to get caught up in ‘doing’ rather than ‘running’ your business. So many business owners find themselves running simply to stand still – finding new customers, taking and fulfilling orders and addressing (hopefully not too many) customer complaints. Sometimes its difficult to see the wood for the trees: I’m really busy so … Read moreHow to get to grips with your business finances

Blueprint for Technology demands an innovative tax blueprint

And so David Cameron continues to make the right noises about making the UK a centre for hi-tech digital, technology and creative businesses – a hub or a ‘UK Silicon Valley’ for the Googles and Facebooks of the future. Cameron unveiled his Blueprint for Technology today in East London with a commitment to push through … Read moreBlueprint for Technology demands an innovative tax blueprint

Collaboration of digital businesses challenges the future of the firm

Digital businesses are increasingly setting up shop in tech hubs or shared workspaces – the merits of the Sharp Project, Pie Factory and Media:City were all discussed at length at the recent BVCA Digital Age event held in Manchester. Much of these initiatives are aimed at providing cost effective office premises for those fledging businesses which … Read moreCollaboration of digital businesses challenges the future of the firm

R&D tax credits get thumbs up in Tory Technology Manifesto

Hot on the heels of the Ingenious Britain report by James Dyson, the Conservatives have released a disappointingly limp Technology Manifesto. Although its key aims build on many of the promising ideas set out in the Tory commissioned Dyson report – in aiming to position the UK at the forefront of global technology and science … Read moreR&D tax credits get thumbs up in Tory Technology Manifesto

Is Craigslist a game-changer for the newspaper industry?

Whilst we watch the newspaper industry being decimated, its tempting to attribute its demise to the recession and consequent decline in advertising revenue. But such a widely held view misses the KEY point. Look at the above chart, comparing ad revenue of US classified ads website Craigslist with ad revenue generated by traditional newspapers over … Read moreIs Craigslist a game-changer for the newspaper industry?

Is our Education system ready for a New World of Work?

Technology is evolving fast.  It is changing everything – from home to the workplace. Although many businesses are wrestling with these changes, others are already seeing the benefits of collaborative working, knowledge sharing and real-time communication that technology advancements can bring. From my perspective, barely a month goes by without another game-changing possibility being introduced … Read moreIs our Education system ready for a New World of Work?