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LHK Fine Wines uncorks custom CRM/ERP system based on the Netsuite cloud platform

Fine Wines uncorks a custom CRM-ERP system based on the Netsuite cloud platform
Company explains why Netsuite was chosen over SAP, Microsoft and Salesforce, and describes the advantages the new system has brought to the small business
24 Oct 2014

Lloyds Bank to offer mobile payments to micro-merchants and start-ups

Mastercard is introducing a raft of new mobile payment technologies
Semi-state-owned bank in deal with Monitise to develop mobile payments services for small business
27 Jun 2013

Chancellor delivers boost for broadband and science in Autumn Statement

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Twelve cities to share £50m pot for broadband while science gets additional £600m
05 Dec 2012

Cloud Chains – Integrating beyond boundaries


13 Sep 2012

Businesses see availability management move away from IT

Consumers need for access to IT and online services is split between IT and marketing, says report
13 Sep 2012

Landline office phones to be obsolete by 2017

Smartphones to replace landlines within five years suggests research
29 Aug 2012

Red tape is undermining security


31 Jul 2012

Time for a fresh look at disaster recovery?

Insights and tips for small and mid-sized businesses
19 Jan 2012

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-1279U-RP review

Scalable NAS appliance for SMBs
17 Jan 2012

DWP awards another big IT contract to another big supplier

The contract with Accenture will be worth up to £490m over seven years
03 Nov 2011

One in three SMEs to use cloud in next 12 months

CompTIA study also found that a third plan to give staff tablets
11 Oct 2011

MPs call for Whitehall IT procurement shakeup to end 'rip-offs'

Report recommends more engagement with SMEs, and calls for a probe into alleged price fixing by big suppliers
28 Jul 2011

UK IT Industry Awards: Get your entries in by 5 August

As the deadline for 2011 entries is extended, Derek du Preez catches up with Grid-Tools, winner of 2010’s IT Achievement award
19 Jul 2011

Startups have the edge in data management says Oracle panel

Older, larger organisations are falling behind newer companies because of inefficient data management
15 Jul 2011

First Look: HP LaserJet Pro 100 colour multi-function printer M175nw

Office colour printing, scanning and copying for under £200 + VAT
14 Jul 2011

Yell signs Microsoft pact for cloud services

Directory services group aims to become cloud services provider
13 Jul 2011

Old technology cost UK SMEs £8.3bn in recent downturn

But most are looking to refresh with total spend predicted to be £13.7bn over the next 12 months
12 Jul 2011

Government seeks to lower costs through procurement shake-up

Crown Representatives will manage existing suppliers and encourage a wider pool of companies to bid for government contracts
14 Apr 2011

SAP launches ePages for SMEs

Enterprise software vendor develops cloud e-commerce solution for SMEs
13 Apr 2011

Government ICT strategy aims to cut costs and boost governance

Plan also aims to reduce ICT complexity, minimise risk, and open door to smaller suppliers
31 Mar 2011

Google and Microsoft throw weight behind StartUp Britain

Tech firms including RIM, Microsoft and Fujitsu are offering free support through the government scheme
28 Mar 2011

More gifted techies from overseas would benefit IT jobs market, says Autonomy CEO

Mike Lynch says UK must do more to lure would-be IT entrepreneurs from abroad
04 Feb 2011

What are the benefits of cloud computing for SMEs?

The cloud improves flexibility, and is encouraging a focus on open systems, argues Steve Garnett, chairman EMEA, salesforce.com
03 Feb 2011

Business leaders: how this week's news will affect you

Our top stories this week looked at changes in social marketing, net neutrality and ageism in IT
07 Jan 2011