Large infrastructure projects such as Cross Rail will help the construction industry grow by 4% this year, taking the sector back to pre recession levels of activity. Whilst house building remains stagnant, the appetite for large scale, commercial projects continues unabated.
The dominance of technology companies continues apace. Just a few days after Apple revealed their latest sales figures, WhatsApp is now making headlines. In data released today, the company owned by Facebook is used by a billion people a month, exchanging 42 billion messages and 250 million videos everyday. Easily dismissed as a messaging platform for tweens, […]
We often get requests from our customers to let them know more about the state of the technology industry and where it’s headed. So, we’ve decided to take a change in direction for this blog post and give you an insight into a new and fast paced technology.
As a technology company that is keen to encourage as many people as possible to embrace the cloud, Lloyds Bank’s Digital Maturity Index* is a must read. Whilst many areas of the country are continuing to make great strides, particularly in the South East, too many regional SME’s are struggling to adapt. In fact, around 37% of SME’s […]
Latest figures suggest that the building industry is experiencing a 26 month high in output. After a turbulent few years, this is welcome news. Commercial construction led the way, but was closely followed by residential as another sign of the UK’s slowly improving economic outlook.
This week saw the release of Arden Stockbrokers annual report into the state of the legal sector. Reading its findings in The lawyer, it s predictions are startling . The report predicts that in the coming year, many smaller firms will struggle to grow, whilst those firms that have revenue of more than £20 […]
A Microsoft Dynamics CRM system is one of the best ways to improve a lawyers ability to connect with customers, although many law firms remain skeptical. A poll conducted by the Managing Partners Association found that six out of seven firms aren’t getting the full benefit from their CRM system, largely due to lawyers not understanding […]
VoIP stands for ‘voice over internet phone’. It may sound strange, but actually VoIP works just like a conventional phone line, except it lives in the cloud. This gives businesses many advantages:-
For many retailers, last Friday represented the closest they will ever get to armageddon, and whilst analysts fight over whether Black Friday is here to stay, the fact remains that being able to cope with extreme and dramatic circumstances within a business are crucial to its survival. The retail sector knows well in advance to […]
So a few weeks ago, the sales and marketing team made the journey to London for Microsoft’s annual Future Decoded conference. Once we’d cleaned out Virgin Trains of all their tea, coffee and Jaffa Cakes, and read thoroughly all their copies of Hello Magazine, we felt ready to hit the ground running at the […]