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  • Blog Post: Driving Sales Performance through Social Media - 5 Steps to Creating a Social Presence

    Driving Sales Performance through Social Media - 5 Steps to Creating a Social Presence This is the first in a series of blogs titled Driving Sales Performance through Social Media – ideal for small to mid-size businesses. Over the coming weeks we will cover topics around social media that will...
  • Blog Post: Hot Topics in Business: Windows 8, Surface and Steve Ballmer

    Windows 8 It’s here. Hooray! The worst kept secret ever. Microsoft is back with a brand way of working. This blog may be biased, but we love it! We hope you do too. Last Friday saw Windows 8 released into the mainstream with adverts galore. If you didn’t see it, where were you? There...
  • Blog Post: Experiencing Business Intelligence First Hand

    Business Intelligence (BI) and its sibling Big Data are top IT industry buzzwords. But what do they mean in practice? How do business people actually benefit from them? In an attempt to bridge the gap between the hype and the reality, I spent a morning with Umair Waheed, a BI wizard at Microsoft,...
  • Blog Post: 5 Tips on Creating Effective Visual Presentations Like a Pro

    5 Tips on Creating Effective Visual Presentations Like a Pro Here is a constant predicament for presenters - How can a topic be effectively discussed to an audience in such a way that they will be interested in learning more about the issue and actually be drawn to understand and remember what has...
  • Blog Post: The Foreign Office – your new friend in Online Security

    For most of us, the only time we brush up against the government’s Foreign Office is for passports or travel advice for people brave enough to go further off the beaten track than the Costas. However, the FCO (it’s actually the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) has a much wider brief, and...
  • Blog Post: Sponsored Post by GCC innova - Cloud Computing will save you money

    GCC innova are our Sponsored Partner after donating to the charities UK Youth and Cancer Research as a part of our 12 Days of Christmas Auction. Cloud computing allows small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to spend less on acquiring and managing physical IT assets, it has been claimed. ...
  • Blog Post: Vince Cable speaks at NABA

    BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable says he wants to see more Asian business leaders "exerting influence" at the top levels of business and government. Speaking at the launch of the National Asian Business Association (NABA) in London today , Mr Cable will tell the audience of business leaders that the...
  • Blog Post: Productive mobile working is now a reality

    Advances in mobile technology are making it easier to work productively on the move using a smartphone or media tablet. As the boundaries between work in the office and on the move blur, business leaders and employees are considering how best they can target productivity gains. More and more professional...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Online is back!

    We're bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April. This time with more days and more topics. Simon and Andrew will be back and we'll be introducing some new faces as well! We will also be providing free MVA points for the learning! If you can't spare the time to get out...
  • Blog Post: 2012: A Year of Microsoft Milestones

    It's certainly been a busy year for Microsoft. What has been our highlight? Posted by Steven Woodgate We, at Microsoft, are happy to announce ‘Talking Business’ to help entrepreneurs and business owners’ succeed. We believe in your ability to innovate and in the ability of technology...