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Regulation forces up IT cost

The Times Online has recently reported that almost half of British businesses believe their IT costs have increased over the past two years as a…

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Cyber slackers waste an hour a day

Almost 40 per cent of workers spend an hour or more every day e-mailing their friends and relatives during working hours, according to research. And…

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Clamp down on parking penalties

It is now a criminal offence to immobilise, block in, or tow away a vehicle left on your business premises and then charge a fee for its release,…

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Minimum wage to rise above £5

The national minimum wage for adults will go up to £5.05 an hour from October and to £5.35 the following year, the Government has announced. The rate

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Skills shortage getting worse

Small businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit skilled workers, according to the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC). In a survey of…

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Small businesses face £15.9 billion overdraft debt

Small businesses in the UK owe £15.9 billion worth of debt to overdrafts, according to new figures. A report, by GMAC Commercial Finance, reveals

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Fed up with Viagra spam mail?

Pfizer & Microsoft has announced a joint legal offensive against sellers of illegal Viagra and two Internationl spam syndicates alleged to have…

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Tiscali kicks off broadband hogs

Tiscali UK has kicked off just over 500 of its broadband users for excessive use of their broadband service. the company has reported that banwidth…

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Small businesses face funding problems

Small business start-ups are facing increasing problems securing funding as a number of large Venture Capital companies are scraping investments of un

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BT charges fee for late payers

BT has started charging a £5 fee on late players in an attempt to recover some of the admin costs that the company incurs from chasing its invoices.

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Cramped conditions for home workers

Only 44 per cent of people are satisfied with their home office space, according to a new survey.The survey conducted by printing supplier Lexmark, sh

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BT changes daytime tariff

BT's current daytime tariff runs from 8am to 6pm. After 6pm, customers can enjoy a cheaper rate of calls from 6pm through to 8am the next morning. F

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Nimans Strengthens Headset Team

Nimans has continued to expand its headsets operation with the appointment of Phil Ventress as Northern Regional Field Sales executive, just a month a

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Increased data volumes causing major problems

Growing data and storage volumes are causing major problems for many UK companies, with some recording a 200 percent increase in the amount of data th

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Don’t get ripped off by telephone scam

Imminent changes in the law regarding the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 could lead to businesses being exploited warn legal e

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Roaming charges investigated by EU

European telecoms regulators have launched an EU-wide investigation into roaming charges levied by mobile operators on users making calls outside…

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BT’s call prices falling

BT has announced that it is to cut the cost of phone calls for all its customers by slashing its rates on landline to mobile calls. At present, fi

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Spyware menace costing businesses millions!

From a minor annoyance for home PC users to a major plight on enterprise environments around the world, spyware (also known as adware, malware, scumwa

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Bulldog launches free trial of super-fast 4Mbps broadband

Broadband provider Bulldog is offering what they claim to be the UK’s fastest home broadband for free for two months – with no activation charge. B

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Ireland’s Voice And Data Market Leader Expands Into The UK

Ireland’s largest voice and data solutions and services company has acquired UK-based ITS Technology Services Ltd (ITS). The acquisition, by…

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