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Five things SMEs can do now to prepare for Black Friday

Joshua Shimkin, Head of SME Growth and Marketing at Peach Payments, suggests five things SMEs can do immediately to get ready for the biggest (and longest) shopping season of the retail year. Whether you believe Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to grow or shrink, it’s not a...


A guide for small business owners hiring staff 

A recent survey has revealed that recruitment is the most unexpected challenge for small business owners. To support SMEs looking to recruit, small business accounting firm, The Accountancy Partnership, has compiled a 10-point guide to hiring.  Hiring new talent is the most...


Web data collection: busting five myths that everyone should know about!

When analysing data collection, it’s important to understand what is being collected and how it is being processed. Ron Kol, CTO at Bright Data, speaks to Intelligent SME.tech about public web scraping and debunks five myths surrounding it. Waiting for data is boring. Businesses of all...


Dragos expert on why the energy sector must take a proactive approach to cyberdefence

The energy sector has undergone immense digitalisation in recent years as organisations have adopted digital tools to help achieve their transition towards net zero. But this has also introduced new risks and threats which need to be addressed to stay ahead of sophisticated attackers. Phil...


Expert advice for layering up your defences this World Password Day

The annual World Password Day raises awareness of the importance of having robust and resilient password hygiene practices in place. We hear from various industry experts who discuss best practices for password security. Cian Heasley, Security Consultant at Adarma: “It’s common for...


XERO Director on how small businesses can get MTD compliance right the first time 

From April 2022, all UK VAT-registered businesses will need to comply with HMRC’s new digital tax legislation, known as Making Tax Digital (MTD). It means those still submitting paper-based records will have to shift to maintaining records online and filing VAT returns digitally, with...


Datto CTO on how to make the most of your cloud infrastructure

Many SMEs are migrating their infrastructure to the cloud, tapping into the many benefits on offer. However, it is important that business leaders recognise that continuous optimisation of this new environment is crucial to deriving maximum business value. Bob Petrocelli, CTO, Datto, tells us how...


The importance of visibility for tackling threats head-on 

Having a resilient cybersecurity strategy in place is key for any organisation when it comes to tackling cyberthreats and driving the investigation forward. Stefano Maccaglia, EMEA Practice Manager Incident Response at NetWitness, an RSA Business, discusses some of the core elements of an...


Giving women a seat at the table this International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we spoke to 11 people in tech, from a variety of backgrounds and roles. They provided insight into their experiences of being a woman in a male-dominated industry and how the sector can continue to #BreakTheBias. The theme for this years’ International...


Financially planning for the year ahead

With issues ranging from supply chain disruptions to cybersecurity threats and continued business uncertainties due to the pandemic, 2021 was a difficult year for CFOs across the globe. These challenges were exacerbated by a significant shortfall in Digital Transformation, as determined...


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