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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Review into Innovation to Look at Government Procurement
The UK government will look into how it’s procurement programme can be used to drive innovation in SME’s according to the Prime Minister.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
UK’s SMEs Told ‘Adapt to Digital Economy or Pay the Price’
In the 12-month period up to the end of June 2016, the Office for National Statistics estimates that there were almost 6 million instances of online fraud cybercrime in the UK.
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Friday, September 23, 2016
Small Business Confidence Goes Negative
Small business confidence is in negative territory for the first time in four years according to the most recent study by the Federation of Small Businesses.
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Survey Says Investment Plans Reduced After Brexit Vote
A survey by Lloyds bank of business confidence showed that small and medium sized enterprises expect a reduction in orders and are less likely to hire or increase capital spending.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Labour Manifesto Outlines Plans for Digital Technology
Digital technology is at the heart of Labour’s 2015 manifesto and, if elected in May, the party plans to make digital government more transparent and accountable.
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Thursday, April 09, 2015
Frustrated SMEs Outsource IT Due to Skills Shortage
Research conducted by the Cloud and Data Centre specialist Node4 has found that almost half of the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to hire IT staff with the necessary skills and qualifications.
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Thursday, April 02, 2015
Leicestershire Councils Tender for a New ICT Supplier
The Leicestershire ICT Partnership, which includes Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Melton Borough Council, Blaby District Council and Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, are looking for a new ICT outsourcing supplier.
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Ayala is on the Prowl for BPO Acquisitions
The Ayala group, the holding company for one of the oldest and largest business groups in the Philippines, has announced that it has launched a search for digitally-based companies to take over.
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Monday, March 02, 2015
Over A Quarter of the Government’s Procurement Budget Spent with SMEs
Central government spent an unprecedented £11.4 billion with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in 2013 to 2014. The figures show that 26.1% of government spend went to SMEs; 10.3% directly and 15.8% indirectly.
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Number of SMEs Outsourcing IT Increases by 600% in Just One Year
According to research conducted by Node4, the number of small and medium-sized enterprises outsourcing their IT infrastructure has increased six-fold over the past year. Six per cent now pass on these responsibilities to ITOs, compared to just one per cent last year.
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