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polycom soundstationWhen desktop webcams and tiny speakers no longer cut it, it’s time to take your business video conferencing to the next level.

There’s no denying video conferencing is a powerful business tool for those times when it’s not possible to meet face to face with someone but a basic phone call won’t cut it. Sometimes it helps to look someone in the eye, whether you’re running an internal meeting or dealing with external partners, suppliers and customers.

You’ll find plenty of consumer-grade video chat tools that run on handheld gadgets and... Read More

Financial New Year's tech resolutionsThe start of a new Financial Year is the perfect time to consider how your business might better use technology to improve your bottom line.

If you’re still stuck in the age of shoebox accounting, or fighting with a jumble of spreadsheets, then it’s time to bring your finances into the modern age. Thankfully, there’s no need to spend a bundle on accounting software when powerful cloud accounting packages put a wealth of features at your fingertips for only a few dollars a month

The ability to quickly generate quotes, issue purchase orders, send receipts and chase late payments can do wonders for your cash flow. You’ll also find modules supporting payroll, human resources and other advanced features to... Read More

finger-769300_640Digital disruption brings with it new ways to engage with customers and reach new markets, so don’t make the mistake of treating social media as an afterthought.

When people think about digital disruption they think about leveraging the power of new technologies to seize new opportunities. This often means working more efficiently and effectively, empowering small businesses to punch above their weight while also letting big businesses remain agile in the face of new, nimble competitors.

While changing the way your business works is one piece of the puzzle, digital disruption is also about changing the way your business interacts with the world.

At first glance the rabble of social media can seem impenetrable, but you shouldn’t underestimate its power as a business tool.... Read More

person-600476_640If you keep putting your finance paperwork in the too-hard basket then perhaps it’s time to abandon paper and switch to an iPad.

The start of a new financial year offers the perfect time to turn over a new leaf and get your business finances in order. If you’ve been hurting your business and hampering your cash flow by ignoring your paperwork, then it’s worth looking at the new generation of cloud-based accounting and finance packages designed to take the pain out of managing your business affairs.

One of the key benefits of embracing the cloud is that it’s easy to access your finances anywhere, anytime and via any device. This means you can be just as productive using an iPad or iPhone as when using a desktop... Read More

Hiring a temporary officeWhether you’re attending a trade show, running your own road show or temporarily managing a project on-site, renting your office gear on the move makes a lot of sense.

You can’t always run your business from behind your desk – sometimes you and your team need to hit the road. And if you plan ahead, setting up a functional workspace in the field shouldn’t mean sacrificing the comforts of the office.

Temporarily setting up camp can be a logistical nightmare, especially if you can’t afford much downtime while you get things up and running. Rather than carting around all your office gear like a travelling circus, consider whether renting that gear would be more economical and make life easier.

Shipping around your own office equipment gets... Read More