The clock is ticking on EU GDPR regulations, due to be enforced on 25th May 2018 and replacing the Data Protection Act of 1998. With the threat of big fines looming over non-compliant organisations, all businesses, including SMEs, must make sure they’re ready in time for the changes. Your GDPR plan-of-action should be well underway by now, but nonetheless, here’s our checklist to help you get prepared for compliance in the next few months:
The chances are, it probably is.
This is because most of the big internet service providers’ (ISPs’) networks are being used by consumers and businesses at the same time. As a result of the bandwidth throttling caused by consumer network traffic, your business performance could be suffering.
And did you know: the UK is lagging when it comes to broadband speeds anyway? We’re 31st in the league table, falling behind most of Europe. That being the case,
Every business moves at its own speed. What’s right for one will be totally wrong for another, and trying to pick up or replicate another business’ growth model is almost sure to lead to failure.
This is why ‘off the shelf’ tech solutions and packages don’t always work anymore. And why so many businesses are moving more and more of their processes to the cloud, consuming critical applications as a service to get the flexibility to
Developers and designers looking for mass adoption of the gadgets and devices they create make sure their technology is user-centric. The more closely software and systems match user expectations, needs and wants, the more successful they are. The cleverest tech can even shape and pre-empt what the consumer might want in future.
What users want
But in a business environment is user-centric tech a realistic aim? Is it even possible? Can hard-pressed central IT departments who have
Technology changes can make a big difference in small businesses. From incremental savings through more efficient telephony and improved connectivity, ensuring that sales calls are completed, to productivity gains without the need for new hires and better mobile for travelling staff.
These are just a few examples. And while each benefit on its own might push an SME’s communications solution to work a bit harder, when combined the impact on a business can be significant. With
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