February 18, 2011

Government’s growth strategy not sufficient

by Jan Harris

A report by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee warns that there are holes in the government’s strategy for economic growth. The cross-party Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has warned that the government does not have the necessary policies in place to achieve its ambitions for growth. Business Secretary Vince Cable accepted the finding of […]




July 16, 2010

Britain: A nation of wannabe online shopkeepers?

by Darren Allan

A survey of 1,100 UK office workers conducted by PayPoint.net has revealed that over 50% of those questioned have considered starting their own business. 62% said they would start their own business up if the process was easier, but initial start-up costs and administrative demands were among the major concerns that put people off. A […]




May 7, 2010

ViewSonic PJD5352 projector aimed at business user

by Darren Allan

ViewSonic has announced a new projector, designed with portability and the business user in mind. The PJD5352 is a short-throw projector which can produce a 60 inch screen from a distance of just one metre. It’s also lightweight and portable, tipping the scales at 2.5Kg. With a brightness of 2600 Lumens, and a resolution of […]




April 15, 2010

Toshiba Tecra M11 business laptop launched

by Darren Allan

Toshiba has announced a new entry into the business notebook market, with its Tecra M11. The compact laptop has a 14 inch LED backlit screen, with a choice of an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, and integrated Intel HD graphics or the option of a discrete graphics solution. The screen is anti-glare, so those […]




March 25, 2010

Microsoft Office Talk: Twitter for business

by Darren Allan

Microsoft is busy researching a potential path into the micro-blogging universe with a project called OfficeTalk. Still in the testing stages, OfficeTalk is quite similar to Yammer in that it’s micro-blogging not for the public Twitter style, but for a closed office environment. Microsoft says that OfficeTalk has been deployed internally, and has seen over […]




March 23, 2010

58% of business software vulnerable to hack attacks

by Darren Allan

Application risk management firm Veracode has conducted research which shows that 58% of the software big businesses employ in the US is vulnerable to a potential security breach. Veracode examined some 1600 programs, some open source, some commercial, and some internally developed, to ascertain how water-tight they were in terms of security. 58% of the […]




March 10, 2010

Google Apps Marketplace opens

by Darren Allan

Google doesn’t want to stand still of late, as every day the company seems to be announcing some new feature, or attempting to get its digit into another pie (from smartphones to social networking). The latest development from the search specialist is the opening of the Google Apps Marketplace. Essentially this brings third party apps […]




November 9, 2008

Yahoo: we’ve failed, buy us

by Brian Turner

In what is tantamount to an admission of failure, Yahoo is now inviting Microsoft to buy company and its assets: “To this day the best thing for Microsoft to do is buy Yahoo,” said [Jerry] Yang. “I don’t think that is a bad idea at all, at the right price whatever that price is. We’re […]




November 1, 2008

Google’s Halloween Update

by Brian Turner

Yesterday a number of webmasters and business owners got an especially bad Halloween fright from Google – their homepages tanked in the search results. However, this morning the changes were rolled back, and the sites in question are back in position – for now. Discussions began on Webmasterworld, and suggestions have been variously made that […]




March 28, 2008

Recession risk warning for business

by Brian Turner

Investment bank Lehman Brothers has warned that they see a 1 in 3 chance of the UK going into recession over the next 2 years. A report by Lehman Brothers, one of the world’s largest investment banks, has concluded that the UK faces a significant chance of entering recession within the next two years. According […]