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Three learnings to successfully scale your data 

The success (or failure) of an ecommerce retailer often boils down to product data. Mismanaged or poorly optimised, it impacts the visibility of businesses on ecommerce channels. And no visibility means no customers clicking Buy. Intelligent Reach, an ecommerce software house providing retailers with product information for shoppers, uses Microsoft’s cloud computing to help online...

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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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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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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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How to improve customer engagement: your CRM checklist 

To build great relationships with your customers, you need to get to know who you’re speaking to. By utilising a CRM system, a business owner can ensure they not only keep a track of their customers’ purchases, but can create customer follow-ups. Here are 5 questions to help you find the CRM system that’s best...

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4 collaboration tools to manage remote teams easily 

Over 4 million workers in the UK work remotely, according to TUC. This makes up almost 15 percent of the workforce, and this number is increasing year over year. If you aren’t part of a company where you all work remotely, chances are you occasionally work from home, or while you’re offsite with customers. Managing...

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6 ways to keep your data secure whilst on the go 

With the number of smartphone users expected to reach over five billion by 2019, you can expect your employees will be connected to their work on either their personal or business devices. Here are six tips to ensure personal and organisational data stays secure on any device....

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