Connecting European SMBs to the cloud

The growth in high-speed internet connectivity across Europe, the increasing adoption of cloud services, the consumerisation of IT and the move towards mobile working are trends that, in theory, play to the strengths of SMBs – allowing them to compete more effectively. The proliferation towards cloud-based services such as Skype, Google Drive and Salesforce is also making life easier for employees– allowing staff to access content from anywhere and work collaboratively. However, research of 2,500 European office-based workers recently conducted by Zyxel, has found that while SMBs are starting to make the most of new technologies and services, there are … Continue reading Connecting European SMBs to the cloud

Why SMBs should be concerned about IT

It is a well-known fact that employee productivity and cost-efficient processes are key focuses for SMBs. However, this coupled with the explosion in the number of smart devices and personal cloud services means that it has never been more important for SMBs to streamline their IT networks and support a technologically advanced workforce. We recently commissioned research across 2500 office-based workers, which revealed some interesting things about the SMB workplace. A business needs happy customers Smooth and efficient customer service is fundamental for the budget-conscious SMB looking to establish a good reputation and enhance sales through positive reviews. Our research found … Continue reading Why SMBs should be concerned about IT