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The 4 benefits of going cloud-native 

Now businesses are focussed on adopting a cloud-first strategy, moving beyond the compute, storage, and network benefits. Businesses are increasingly looking to cloud-native applications to take advantage of technologies such as serverless computing, machine learning, and IoT....

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10 inclusive behaviours 

In the fourth industrial revolution, we need people with a combination of both digital and soft skills in order to help businesses innovate. In fact, the skills shortage is one of the top emerging risks faced by organisations, according to a recent Gartner report. One way to meet these shortages and grow your talent pool...

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How to take the stress out of securing your business 

Running a business can be stressful – especially if you’re worried about cyber security. According to the NCSC Cyber Security Breaches Survey, 42 percent of SMBs identified at least one breach or attack in the last 12 months. The average cost per incident is £3,100. But the cost of an attack isn’t just financial, with...

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How to use technology to take the stress out of customer relationships 

There’s never been more choice out there for the customer. Which sometimes can seem like a double-edged sword. Thanks to technology and the internet, your business is open to a wider audience than ever before. But with that comes more competition. Which means you have to work even harder to engage and retain your customers....

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Using colour and space to inspire creativity and drive productivity 

Colour isn’t what immediately comes to mind when you think of ways to encourage creativity and productivity in the workplace. But why shouldn’t it be? Colour has long been associated with emotions. Colour psychology, for example, is leveraged in marketing to sell products and make brands stand out. When G.F Smith and long term design...

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Three ways to take the stress out of business growth 

We’ve all had growing pains. It’s a fact of life. And just like humans, businesses experience these too. But unlike humans, business growth doesn’t need to be painful. We want to help you make growing your business easy and stress-free. After all – you started your business because you had a passion and drive. This...

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How to improve workplace stress 

With stress, anxiety, and depression accounting for 15.4 million lost days of work, it’s never been more important for organisations to have an open and communicative culture, where employees are empowered to support each other, and speak out when they need help. As we kick off Stress Awareness Month, we wanted to share our thoughts...

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5 ways to use AI to power digital marketing 

Digital marketing and AI are a natural fit. Marketers are leveraging the technology to help steer business decisions, improve customer experiences, and understand their audience. Best of all, they’re saving money and time whilst they do it. What are the main opportunities for you?...

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What is cloud-native and how can it help you? 

Thanks to the cloud, it’s now easier than ever for a business to start and scale as they grow. No longer do you have large upfront costs to gain access to on-premises servers. You only pay for what you need, when you need it. This allows for much greater flexibility and faster innovation, making it...

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