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  • Blog Post: Social networking and recruitment: candidates cautioned

    A survey by security company Sophos reveals that many UK companies are still banning the use of social networking sites in the workplace. About 43% of employees were prevented from using popular sites such as Facebook. Read more: UK employers continuing to ban social websites . However , many businesses...
  • Blog Post: Growing Business lists hot Web 2.0 businesses, Innocent Drinks on blogging

    Web 2.0 is covered in the July/August edition of Growing Business magazine (£3). In the article "Web 2.0 & what it means for you" ("Trends and ideas behind the latest online businesses - and why you need them too"), Jon Card examines the phenomenon of social media and names exciting new UK businesses...
  • Blog Post: Dotcom Britain: 10 internet startups to shake the world?

    By Matt Brady Many of us are now familiar with US internet success stories eBay, Amazon, Google and Yahoo! In Blighty, fewer (and less seismic) dotcom successes have been produced in comparison (Lastminute.com is probably the most remarkable). Things could be changing, however. In my previous...
  • Blog Post: Event: Steve Clayton talk on blogging benefits for small businesses

    Microsoft's Steve Clayton will be giving the inaugural British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) Breakfast Bites talk in London on 21 September 2007. In his talk, he will be talking about blogging and why small companies " can gain a significant advantage " from it. He will leave the audience with...
  • Blog Post: Web gurus look towards its future

    A little over fifteen years ago, the agreement to make use of the World Wide Web free of charge came into being. From its origins as a means for scientists to exchange information, to the current explosion of user-generated content populating the majority of sites, the WWW is apparently still in its...
  • Blog Post: Facebook and fraud: how criminals are preying on Web 2.0 users

    By Matt Brady I have been espousing the virtues of social networking on this blog recently. So all good, then? Not according to Equifax. A report by the credit information group warns that users of social networking sites such as Facebook are opening themselves up to fraudulent attacks if they publish...
  • Blog Post: Web 2.0 Consultant uses Office Live to collaborate

    By Tim Kimber, UK Office Live Business & Marketing Lead One of the most impressive Office Live websites I’ve come across to date is Chris Wray’s http://www.web2consultant.com/ Chris comes from a management consulting background and is using his Office Live site to start a debate on “Web 2.0...
  • Blog Post: Web 2.0: a new world of possibilities for small businesses

    By Matt Brady We have a news story published today on our Small Business Centre site about the surge in popularity of "Web 2.0" (the moniker given to developments such as social networking, blogging and so forth). The article, Web 2.0 is the future for business? , includes quotes by Cisco Systems...
  • Blog Post: Wiggly Wigglers podcasts are blooming marvellous

    Recently, I posted thoughts on why small businesses should consider blogging and podcasting. There is a business currently doing both activities, and achieving considerable success as a result, that I would like to mention: Wiggly Wigglers . Wiggly Wigglers is a Herefordshire natural gardening company...