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Save us from SPAM!

The majority of UK consumers and small businesses are yet to deploy anti-spam filters according to a news article featured on The Register today. A p

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Mobile disaster relief

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson and the Swedish Rescue Services Agency have signed a global agreement to co-operate in disater relief.

Under the…

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Win back the cost of your IT spend

If information and communications technology (ICT) has transformed your business in the last year, you could be eligible for an award of £

50,000, the…

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Would be entrepreneurs fail to act on impulse

A survey by the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) shows that while the UK is fertile ground for business brains, many are unable or unwilling…

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SMEs turn to debt factoring

According to data from the Factoring and Discounting Association (FDA), the number of firms using the service increased by 11% during the 2004, compar

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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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