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How cloud services and flexible networks can bolster Business Continuity

As the pandemic settles, small and medium-size businesses are struggling to get back on their feet. This is due to the intense Digital Transformation over the past year. Oshadha Ranaweera, Manager for Connectivity Services WAN and ISP, Somerville addresses this and talks to Intelligent SME.tech...


Xero adds Expenses functionality to Xero Me app

Xero has announced a reimagined version of Xero Me, its employee self-service app which now comes with integrated Expenses technology.  By integrating the award-winning Xero Expenses technology right into Xero Me, employees of small businesses using Xero Payroll in Australia, New Zealand and...


Using technology to adapt and thrive in challenging times

Amol Mitra, Vice President and General Manager, Global Small and Medium Business at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (AM) and Jacob Chacko, Regional Director, Middle East, Saudi & South Africa (MESA), at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (JC), tell us how SMEs can use...


Sage launches Sustainability Hub to progress SMBs’ climate strategies

Sage, a market leader in cloud business management solutions, has announced the launch of its new Sustainability Hub for small businesses in the UK and Ireland.  The hub will provide owners of small businesses with expertise and actionable advice on how to reduce the carbon impact...


Invoice2go partners with Gusto and Bench

Invoice2go, a one-stop-shop solution for small business owners and freelancers, has announced that its users can now access Gusto’s payroll and employee benefit features and Bench’s online bookkeeping service. Both are available through the Invoice2go Integrated Apps hub....


Tech and digital experience woes lead to £2.1 billion loss for UK businesses

New research of 2,000 UK hybrid workers has revealed the scale of lost time and money businesses are experiencing as they undergo the post-pandemic shift to a hybrid model. The survey, from workforce analytics specialist, Scalable Software, finds an average of 6.96 hours per week are wasted...


Employing trouble? HR teams emerge as key targets for cyberattack

Some professions are more susceptible to cyberattacks than others. Regardless of the type of business and the security protocols in place, cyberattackers will seek out a company’s weak spots. HR professionals have been thrown into the deep end due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff furloughs,...


Creating a platform for any type of assessment for organisations around the globe

With 30-years’ experience developing item banking and assessment delivery systems for some of the biggest international examination boards, the Minerva team has now channelled that knowledge into creating a complete, end-to-end assessment system. Simon Beeston, Director of Assessment,...


British workers have picked up at least two new career driven rituals during lockdown

A new study by Hitachi Capital Business Finance of 1,500 British workers in small businesses revealed that 74% have developed new rituals during lockdown, with the average worker picking up at least two new habits. The most common habit was spending significantly more time developing their online...


Age-divide determines whether small businesses will return to the office or work from home

New research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance reveals that older small business owners will continue with hybrid and home working, while younger small business owners seem raring to get back to a bustling office in the next six months. Bosses aged over 45 were found to be nearly twice as...


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