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BT director reveals expansion plans at Business West networking breakfast

BT is growing its footprint in Gloucestershire and wishes to spend more money with suppliers in the region. The initiative was revealed by Paul Coles, regional director for BT in the South West at a...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.03.17
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Essential cyber security considerations for business owners

A ‘cyber attack’ generally refers to unintended effects happening to the data and information that an organisation has responsibility for. Most commonly this data can be breached in 3 different ways...
Mark Smyth-Roberts
Mark Smyth-Roberts
C3IA Solutions Ltd
Posted on: 14.02.17
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Cyber: threats and opportunities

Gloucestershire has a great opportunity to benefit from both the threats and the opportunities posed by the enormous growth in cyber crime—hitherto amazingly unrecorded in the national crime figures...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.01.17
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The Mobile Search Boom - How to grow your business with paid search and click-to-call

Mobile traffic has the potential to transform any business that relies on phone calls from prospects. By optimising your website and ads for mobile, paid search and click-to-call can give you a huge...
Graham Cox
Graham Cox
Graham Cox PPC
Posted on: 05.05.16
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How data can help small independents compete with big business

The phrase 'Big Data' is bounded about a lot, but what does it actually mean for small businesses? And how can data help you compete against the big boys?
Oliver Rowbory
Oliver Rowbory
The Good Till Company
Posted on: 06.04.16
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Bring your own device to work - could BYOD benefit your business?

BYOD is a stepping stone towards creating an efficient business, enabling employees to get more work done and to get it done quicker. Let's explore why businesses are embracing bring your own device...
Orla Forrest
Orla Forrest
Neon SMS
Posted on: 06.04.16
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Don't open that email! - Online threats to your business and how to avoid them

The TV series Mr Robot has put cyber crime in the spotlight this year. Whilst the fantasy plotlines of hackers and conspirators might make great television, it's also a stark reminder of how serious...
Andy Grey
Andy Grey
Business West
Posted on: 21.03.16
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Small business tips to lower IT costs

Keeping IT infrastructure efficient, up to date and economically viable is one of the biggest challenges any SME will face as it develops. In this article I look at some of the ways small businesses...
Dave Blackhurst
Dave Blackhurst
EvolvIT Ltd
Posted on: 01.03.16
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Making plans for the future: the challenge to change your business

Technology has been a major force for disruption for centuries but the pace and scale of innovation is accelerating. In industries from communications to construction technology is allowing us to...
David Smith
David Smith
Global Futures and Foresight
Posted on: 08.01.16
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