Access "Giving UK SMEs the digital tools they need"
This article is part of the 2 July 2013 issue of Business value from the internet of things
There’s no getting away from the fact that economic conditions remain challenging for small businesses across the UK. And as a result, it is vital that our country’s organisations use all the tools at their disposal to ensure they are able to take advantage of any growth opportunities. At Lloyds Banking Group, we believe that one of the key avenues for business growth is embracing digital technology, and it’s clear there is much work to be done on this issue. We carried out some research recently, which found that 36% of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK have no website. Of the 64% of SMEs that do have a website, 15% of those have no functionality beyond simply providing information. This highlights a real need to provide SMEs with the support to improve their online presence. For the last year or so, as part of our commitment to helping businesses across all industries, we have been leading the Business Finance Taskforce mentoring initiative, which is a vital resource for many organisations, and provides us with the ideal avenue to pass on best ... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
What’s to be done about data breach discovery?
by Warwick Ashford
The time from first contact by cyber attackers to the victim learning of it is still measured in months and years, not hours and days
- What’s to be done about data breach discovery? by Warwick Ashford
Giving UK SMEs the digital tools they need
by Eva Eisenschimmel
It is vital that organisations use the digital tools at their disposal to ensure they are able to take advantage of growth opportunities.
- Giving UK SMEs the digital tools they need by Eva Eisenschimmel
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
While the latest GCE A-Level results suggest that more people than ever will go on to study science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) courses...
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we look at the latest developments in smart home technology and the opportunities it presents for businesses. Our new...
With pressure mounting on organisations to reduce their environmental impact, sustainability is still high on the corporate IT agenda, despite the ...